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On Strong and Petrino

The recent exit of University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and re-entry of prodigal son Bobby Petrino created understandable controversy. Reviews have certainly been mixed.

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The passing of great men

The recent passing of Nelson Mandela reminded me of my first visit to one of my favorite cities (San Francisco) with one of my favorite people (James Blaine Hudson — the now deceased Pan-Afri

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Race and Rand

“NO ONE in this country is crafting a better message of uplift for the African-American community than Rand Paul.” —Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby, Twitter, Sept.

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Jack Hunter is the man!

Some writers are bothered by hate mail. I’m not. In fact, I like it. You can’t write about the subjects I engage — politics, religion, race, empire, etc.

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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.