‘Create generational wealth’: Georgia Freedom Initiative works towards building a town in Wilkinson County Monday, Sep 14 2020 

One Atlanta-based group is working to build a new town here in Central Georgia that is meant to be a safe haven for Black families.

        

Louisville football coach to auction off game-day visor for charity Monday, Sep 14 2020 

The university’s athletic department says that after each Louisville victory this season, Satterfield’s game-day visor will be auctioned off.

        

As Louisville Awaits Cameron Decision, Marchers Tie Breonna Taylor To Past Civil Rights Heroes Saturday, Sep 12 2020 

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Even as they gathered to remember civil rights icons of another era, Lousvillians are anxiously anticipating Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s decision regarding criminal charges against the Louisville Metro Police Department officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor.

Cameron’s decision promises to be another turning point for a city that has long played an important role in the struggle for racial justice. A group of people gathered on Saturday to tie Taylor to the legacy of Muhammad Ali, a Louisville native and passionate and high-profile member of the civil rights movement.

Taylor, a 26 year-old emergency room tech who officers killed while serving a search warrant, has become the focal point of that struggle in recent months. Over more than 100 days of protests, demonstrators have called for Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and detectives Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison to be criminally charged and convicted for their role in Taylor’s death.


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Veterans husband and wife graduate top of nursing school class Friday, Sep 11 2020 

After distinguished careers in the Navy and Air Force, Patrick and Kristine Hawkins topped their nursing school class.

        

‘It’s been a crazy ride’ | Bike to Beat Cancer just a start for local survivor Friday, Sep 11 2020 

Ben Smith has biked with the charity for years, but for the first time, he's riding as a survivor.

        

‘Truth Be Told’: Exhibit in Ali Center uses plywood from boarded-up Louisville buildings to highlight systemic racism Wednesday, Sep 9 2020 

The Ali Center launched 'Truth be Told' Wednesday which provides detailed historical accounts of Black history in America that are often misinterpreted.

        

Letter To Louisville Mayor From White Women: ‘Listen To Black Women’ Wednesday, Sep 9 2020 

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“Listen to Black women.”

That’s a message delivered again and again in a letter sent to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Tuesday, and signed by thousands of white women. 

“Mayor Fischer, we are calling on you to listen to Black women… Listen to Black women like Breonna’s mother. Listen to the Black women who are leading on the streets, putting their own lives at risk crying out for justice. Listen to Black women who work every day to make this a better community, who tend to all the ways that the legacy of racism, in this community and communities across this country, have left people behind,” the letter reads.


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‘Maybe it will cheer someone up.’ Art students bring community together with mural of Kentucky Tuesday, Sep 8 2020 

“We wanted to include the city and the country and everything in between,” art teacher Heather Cameron said.

        

Louisville’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Gets New Leadership Tuesday, Sep 8 2020 

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced new leadership for the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN) during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

Monique Williams will join OSHN as its new director, coming from the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences, where she directs the Youth Violence Prevention Research Center. Retired Louisville Metro Police officer and a founding pastor of Spirit Filled New Life Church Ministries, Bishop Steven Kelsey, will be the office’s new faith-based liaison.

OSHN was established in 2013 in response to a triple homicide the preceding year.


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As Louisville Awaits Breonna Taylor Decision, Alleged Drug Links Cause Controversy Tuesday, Sep 8 2020 

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From the cover of Vanity Fair’s September issue, Breonna Taylor gazes evenly at the viewer, seafoam dress flowing, wearing an engagement ring her boyfriend never got to give her. She is calm and beautiful. The painting is the elevated form of the many popular tributes depicting Taylor, at times wreathed in flowers or even wearing a halo.

Since Taylors story caught the nation’s attention in May, nearly two months after police shot and killed her at home, supporters have highlighted her best attributes: Taylor was an emergency room technician, she dreamed of becoming a nurse, she was fun. Most importantly, they say, she was innocent.


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