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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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