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Constance Alexander: What we are actually talking about when we talk about race

The other night, the City Council of Murray unanimously passed a resolution recommending to the Calloway County judge-executive that the statue of a Confederate soldier – in the likeness of General Robert E. Lee – be removed from the courthouse property and relocated to an appropriate venue. In the discussion leading up to the vote, council member Alice Rouse emphasized the difference between removing...

Constance Alexander: As social distancing drags on, book club thrives in the company of busy women

Sex, religion, race, money, men, marriage, kids, murder, politics, abuse, abandonment, addiction, romance, and real-life are just some of the topics my book group tackles each month. If the reading selection does not address those issues, no problem. Fueled by words, wine, an array of sweet snacks and some chocolate, we manage to discuss the book at hand, while also touching on current events at home,...

KET to air NKU student-narrated documentary on racial category creation, based on Ferrante’s work

By Vicki Prichard KyForward reporter Kentucky Educational Television (KET) will air an original documentary created by a Northern Kentucky professor and her students. Joan Ferrante Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories is a student-narrated documentary that brings attention to the laws and financial incentives enacted in 17th century Virginia that sowed the seeds of racial categorization, allowing...

Kentucky Foundation for Women announces one-time grants for individual artists and organizations

In an effort to explore essential questions about our democracy, the Kentucky Foundation for Women announces one-time grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 for individual artists and organizations in Kentucky who are creating art that inspires action towards building power for women and girls, sharing power among and within your communities and wielding power towards fulfilling the promise of an...

Islamic Relief USA’s Day of Dignity campaign to take place in Lexington on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Islamic Relief USA will hold its annual Day of Dignity campaign in major cities throughout the country, including one in Lexington with partner SHARE Kentucky Lexington. The Day of Dignity campaign consists of a series of events held around the nation to help people who are homeless or from low-income households, among other sociological conditions, gain access to meals, winter coats, hygiene kits,...

In-person registration for A Midsummer Night’s Run starts July 24, open until race day

  In-person registration for the 2014 A Midsummer Night’s Run scheduled Saturday, Aug. 9, in downtown Lexington will begin July 24, during regular business hours at John’s Run/Walk Shop, 317 S. Ashland Avenue.   Registration at John’s will extend daily through the end of business on August 8. Participants can save money by registering online or in person before race day. In-person...

TOBA to hold two educational clinics and its members meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding two educational events, as well as its annual Members Meeting, in Saratoga Springs, New York the first week of August.   Monday, August 4: Pedigree and Conformation Clinic at Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion   Pedigree discussions include general theory, such as in-breeding, out-crossing and nicking as well as overall conformational...

Robert Treadway: Paula Deen, the Supreme Court and race – Happy Fourth of July!

As we celebrate our long Fourth of July weekend, we are presented with the strange spectacle of Paula Deen having been pilloried for making racially insensitive remarks, some decades ago, while the U.S. Supreme Court removed some of the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the great victories of the Civil Rights Movement, on the grounds that the Deep South is no longer sufficiently...