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Keeping Up with the Jones

From the March on Washington to Pan-African Studies

August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington (MOW). This fall is also the 40th anniversary of the Pan-African Studies (PAS) Department at the University of Louisville.

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Trayvon Martin is dead; the GOP isn’t

Let me say at the outset that this column only tangentially relates to Trayvon Martin. So much has been written about his case that there’s little left to say.

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Black professors respond to speech

Dear Readers: This month’s column is based on an open letter sent to President Barack Obama by six African-American professors (including myself) immediately following Obama’s commen

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Charles Ramsey saves kidnapped women and pays for it

For the two people out there unfamiliar with the story of Charles Ramsey — he is the man credited with coming to the aid of kidnap victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight in Cl

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Remembering history

Sen. Rand Paul is seemingly on a mission to tie black folks back to their past and the Republican Party.

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Ashley Judd ‘doesn’t fit the damn state’

After all the talk, the champ is standing in the ring waiting and some of his opponents are starting to doubt whether he can really be knocked out.

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Top 10 Black Heroes and Villains

From never-ending political wrangling to murder, there’s enough serious stuff going on. I say let’s take a break from it, relax and have some fun for a change.

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Saying goodbye to Blaine Hudson

By now, most of you know Dr. J. Blaine Hudson passed away earlier this month. Along with multitudes of others, his death has saddened me beyond measure.

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The secession of Louisville

Holy secession, Batman! Apparently, the U.S. is going to lose a few states — at least that’s what some Southerners would like to see.

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Ten years of troublemaking with The Jones

"Think, and most about that which is most important: all the fools get lost because they do not think: they never see the half of things, and knowing neither their loss, nor their profit,