U of L, Bellarmine Participate in “The Great Debate”

The University of Louisville is hosting a regional debate this Thursday that centers on race in politics, culture and class in the Obama era. U of L will face off against Bellarmine University and Tennessee State University. Teams will argue from one of three perspectives including Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. or a synthesis… Continue reading U of L, Bellarmine Participate in “The Great Debate”

Professor Addresses Crowd at U of L Trayvon Martin Rally

Students at the University of Louisville held a walkout and rally today to protest circumstances surrounding the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The U of L walkout was one of several Martin-related protests scheduled nationwide Monday. Several students and activists spoke out against the incident and addressed issues of race that have tinted the… Continue reading Professor Addresses Crowd at U of L Trayvon Martin Rally

Activists Organize UofL Rally Over Trayvon Martin Shooting

Community activists and students at the University of Louisville are organizing a walkout and rally for Monday to raise awareness about the controversial shooting of a black teenager in Florida. Last month, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who said the teen looked suspicious.… Continue reading Activists Organize UofL Rally Over Trayvon Martin Shooting

McConnell Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting ‘Incredible Tragedy,’ Dodges Gun Law Questions

On the day President Obama addressed the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., also called the incident an “incredible tragedy” but dodged questions about Florida’s controversial Stand your Ground gun law. Last month, Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who said the teen… Continue reading McConnell Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting ‘Incredible Tragedy,’ Dodges Gun Law Questions