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Keeping Up with the Jones

An old solution for new hope: neo-segregation

I sometimes feel like Mike Tyson in jail. Mike talked about how tough it was being incarcerated with the “baddest man on the planet” label affixed to him.

Keeping Up with the Jones

The only just and effective response to hazing

Hazing has been in the national spotlight again lately since Florida A&M University (FAMU) drum major Robert Champion was beaten to death on a band bus after a football game in late November.

Keeping Up with the Jones

The 2011 Jones Awards

I was going to call these the first annual “LEO Jones Awards,” but my editor would probably say, “Uh, we have NOTHING to do with this madness! The Jones is insane!

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Down Goes Frazier … and Paterno: A Tale of Two Joes

For years I have closed many columns with, “Have no fear, stay strong, stand on truth, and do justice.” Somewhere along the line, as I lost faith in leadership across the board, I added

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The necessity of self-deception

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The sad legacy of 9/11

We recently observed the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. How time flies. It’s a good time to reflect. A decade later, can we really say we’ve “won” anything?

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Riots and rage without race

In 1967, President Lyndon B.

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Weiner’s wiener and other crazy, freaky tales

I don’t want anybody to get me wrong — I like (no, love) a little raciness. What red-blooded American boy doesn’t?

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Two centuries of black Louisville

A few weeks ago, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer did something strange. He hosted a book launch event at City Hall. I met Mayor Fischer for the first time last year during the primary season.

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Cornel West ‘worries about’ Al Sharpton. Should you?

As I prepare to leave the University of Louisville until 2012, I’m finishing up one of the most enjoyable instructional years I’ve had in recent memory.