race http://wfpl.org en Council Democrat Criticizes Dan Johnson’s Hiring of Bryan Mathews http://wfpl.org/post/council-democrat-criticizes-dan-johnson-s-hiring-bryan-mathews <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Louisville Metro Councilman is criticizing his Democratic colleague &nbsp;Dan Johnson’s hiring of a legislative aide who was</span><a href="/post/louisville-councilman-dan-johnsons-top-aide-fired-last-job-after-alleged-racial-slur" style="line-height: 1.5;"> fired from a previous job for allegedly using racial slurs.</a></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:55:53 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9565 at http://wfpl.org Council Democrat Criticizes Dan Johnson’s Hiring of Bryan Mathews At Louisville Republican Gathering, Rand Paul Talks Inclusiveness With Minorities http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-republican-gathering-rand-paul-talks-inclusiveness-minorities <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he wants the Republican Party to become more inclusive toward minorities and the poor.</p><p class="c2"><span class="c0">He spoke Friday before a gathering of state Republicans in downtown Louisville.&nbsp;Paul—who just a few years ago voiced his displeasure with the 1964 Civil Rights Act—said the GOP needs to change is collective voice. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:42:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8676 at http://wfpl.org At Louisville Republican Gathering, Rand Paul Talks Inclusiveness With Minorities Louisville Panel on Institutional Racism Will Meet Saturday http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-panel-institutional-racism-will-meet-saturday <p>The Louisville Department of Health and Wellness is beginning a long-term project to address institutional racism.</p><p>The department's Center for Health Equity has gathered 100 people from across the city to study past and present incidents of racism and how they affect residents.</p><p>"In any area of transportation, or education, or housing, there's an opportunity for us to address structural and institutional racism," says Community Health Specialist T. Gonzales.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:29:42 +0000 Gabe Bullard 8129 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Panel on Institutional Racism Will Meet Saturday Strange Fruit: Interracial Friendship in America, or, "Some of My Best Friends..." http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-interracial-friendship-america-or-some-my-best-friends <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F108319216&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>How multi-racial is your circle of friends? Are any of your close friends of a different race than yours? Not the lady who works down the hall from your office or the dad you chat with while waiting for your kid to get out of school. Someone who's been to your house or invited you over for dinner.<br>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 16:12:20 +0000 Laura Ellis 6689 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Interracial Friendship in America, or, "Some of My Best Friends..." Frank X Walker on Black Jockeys From Isaac Murphy to Kevin Krigger http://wfpl.org/post/frank-x-walker-black-jockeys-isaac-murphy-kevin-krigger <p>In today's Kentucky Derby, jockey Kevin Krigger will have a chance to become the first African-American jockey to win the Derby since 1902. African-American jockeys were dominant in the Derby's formative years. Most of the jockeys in the first Derby were black, including the winner.</p><p>One of the most legendary African-American jockeys was Isaac Murphy. Murphy rode to victory in three Kentucky Derby races and is considered one of the best jockeys of all time. Murphy is the subject of a collection of poems by Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 5252 at http://wfpl.org Frank X Walker on Black Jockeys From Isaac Murphy to Kevin Krigger Southern Baptists Elect First Black President http://wfpl.org/post/southern-baptists-elect-first-black-president <p>The Southern Baptist Convention has elected Fred Luter as its new president, making Luter the first African-American to lead the 167-year-old denomination.</p><p>From the AP:</p><blockquote><p>The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. was elected president of the nation&#39;s largest Protestant denomination on Tuesday at its annual meeting. He is the pastor at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.</p><p>The historic move comes as the denomination tries to expand its appeal beyond its traditional white Southern base. Membership and baptisms have been generally declining in recent years.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:37:24 +0000 Gabe Bullard 711 at http://wfpl.org