Category Archives: social justice

Fairness boycott gets national coverage

The Fairness Campaign’s call to boycott Woody’s Tavern over another alleged racial incident involving the bar’s owner, David Norton, was covered in The Advocate this week. The national news magazine is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the country. From The Advocate: Now, a group called the Fairness Campaign is urging Louisville residents to ditch […]

Fairness Campaign to boycott Woody’s Tavern

The Fairness Campaign is calling for a full boycott of Woody’s Tavern in response to another alleged racial incident involving the bar’s owner that took place last month. The LGBT rights organization is demanding that David Norton, who also owns Magnolia Bar & Grill in Old Louisville, sell Woody’s — a popular gay bar near […]

Lunchbox: Hanging Mr. Hope

$2.28: The price for a gallon of gas at my pit stop. Tanking the American economy is one way to lower gas prices. Grand(iose) jury: A Marshall County grand jury will decide — probably late next week — whether criminal charges are warranted in Recorder-gate, the faux controversy sparked when a GOP operative stashed an […]

Candidates on mountaintop removal mining

In case you missed it, Jim Bruggers at the CJ has a nice overview of the Kentucky congressional candidates’ views on mountaintop removal mining, “clean coal” technology, etc. Predictably, McConnell and Lunsford are pretty lame with their answers, as is Northup; Yarmuth, on the other hand, appears to at least understand some of the attendant […]

Countdown to E-Day: The ‘Warrior of Troy’ Remembers

  (Editor’s note: LEO Weekly columnist Ricky L. Jones will be sending us weekly reports until Election Day. Enjoy.) Message to the People By Ricky L. Jones  It is 1957.  John Lewis, one of 10 children reared on a small farm without electricity or plumbing in Troy, Ala., is graduating high school.  He is the first member of his […]

Hanging Together

Louisville artist/photographer John Fitzgerald believes there’s always work to be done to making society more inclusive. That’s what he hopes people take from his exhibit, Hanging Together, a series of black & white photographic portraits at Pyro Gallery, 624 West Main Street in downtown Louisville. Partnering with several charities and individual sponsors, Fitzgerald, who is […]