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U of L suffers “major decline” in African American faculty • The Louisville Cardinal


By Joseph Lyell —

At a recent U of L trustees’ committee meeting, the vice provost for diversity and international affairs described a “major decline of African-American faculty in 2018.”

Between 2013-17, 38 African-American faculty left the university. Mordean Taylor-Archer told the academic and student affairs committee 19 black faculty have left since Jan. 1 (University spokesperson John Karman later corrected Taylor-Archer’s figure to 17.). Of these, most resigned, and 12 were tenure-track.

Since 2013, the most African-American faculty the university had lost was 10 in 2014.

President Neeli Bendapudi said the administration is waiting for data from human resources and the office of institutional research to inform an action plan. These departments are tracking down the former…

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Louisville Man Indicted For Murder In Shooting Deaths Of 2 African-Americans


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The man accused of fatally shooting two African-Americans at a Louisville grocery has been indicted for their murders.

The indictment was read in court Wednesday. Gregory Bush, 51, of Louisville was indicted in the deaths of Maurice E. Stallard and Vicki Lee Jones. He is charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

Stallard was in the store with his grandson when he was shot in the back of the head, police say. Officials say Bush then shot Stallard several more times before killing Jones in the parking lot.

Witnesses say that Bush also confronted a white bystander who had a gun but allegedly said: “Don’t shoot me. I won’t shoot you. Whites don’t shoot whites.”

Surveillance…

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Louisville group calls for boycott of Papa John's



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — The group African American Think Tank in Louisville is calling for a boycott of Papa John's. The group also created a list …
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Louisville reverend calls for boycott of Papa John’s pizza amid


Reverend Gerome Sutton has called on all community members to boycott Papa John’s. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
The Papa John's brand has been impacted by founder John Schnatter's comments. (Source: WAVE 3 News)The Papa John’s brand has been impacted by founder John Schnatter’s comments. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A boycott of Papa John’s pizza is being called for amid the use of a racial slur by the company’s founder, John Schnatter.

Reverend Gerome Sutton of the African-American Think Tank delivered a list of demands to the Louisville based company on Wednesday. Sutton, who said he had been waiting weeks for a meeting with CEO Steve Ritchie, has demanded several things – including the appointment of an African-American to the pizza empire’s board.

He also called for a boycott of the chain on Wednesdays and Fridays, saying those are the two busiest days for pizza sales….

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A Live Conversation On The State Of Black Louisville


What is the state of Black Louisville? According to the report released earlier this year by the Louisville Urban League, life for many African-Americans here is difficult. And in a interview on Wednesday in front of an audience in Louisville Public Media’s performance studio, Urban League CEO Sadiqa Reynolds will elaborate on the report’s findings.

The 172-page report includes personal essays from scholars, preachers, journalists, activists and others, and is designed to “own our voices,” as Reynolds wrote in the introduction. It also details how African-Americans in Louisville are doing — in jobs, justice, education, health and housing.

The Next Louisville: Poverty & Progress

Reynolds will talk about the report — as well as sources for thought leadership around both the…

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Local author examines school to prison pipeline at west Louisville forum


Duane Campbell, author of “From Preschool to the Penitentiary” | Courtesy

Simmons College of Kentucky is taking a break from the hype surrounding the 144th Kentucky Derby to sponsor a discussion on important issues facing the city. The next installment of the school’s West Louisville Forum: Solutions for Urban America feature will feature the guest speaker Duane Campbell, author of “From Preschool to the Penitentiary.”

Campbell is an intervention specialist who has worked with at-risk youth in Louisville since the early 1990s. His book draws on that experience to show what he sees as the failures of the educational system, systemic racism in criminal justice, and unstable families. He believes these factors have combined to hinder generations of African-American children,…

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