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Racial Justice & Equality Commission closing in on recommendations

The Commission hopes to have recommendations to tackle some of Lexington's biggest issues by mid-September.

Racial Equality Subcommittee meets to highlight issues in Fayette County

Mayor Linda Gorton is seeking to dismantle systemic racism in Fayette County. A mission not easily done

WATCH: Lexington Police release body camera video to refute racism, chokehold claims

Lexington Police are responding to protesters' new accusations of violence and racism with body camera video showing the moments Saturday when officers arrested five protesters.

Louisville faith leaders demand justice for Breonna Taylor, call for change

Louisville faith leaders say racism and police brutality are against the will of God.

Lexington Farmers’ Market acknowledges history of Cheapside Park location

For the last several days, protesters in Lexington have incorporated Cheapside Park into their normal march routes. 

KY democrats point to resurfaced tweets, call on Maddox to resign

Kentucky democrats want Representative Savannah Maddox to resign.

Madison Southern HS student speaks out about reported racism

A sophomore student says she was the target of reported racial harassment.

Suspect in Louisville Kroger shooting indicted on murder charges, not charged with hate crime

The white man accused of opening fire in a Kentucky grocery store and parking lot, killing two black people, was indicted Wednesday on murder charges, but it’s too soon to determine if the death penalty will be sought, a prosecutor said.

Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

A controversial cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it.

Charlottesville anniversary: Few arrests, peaceful protests

Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism isn’t welcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Racial climate at US Coast Guard Academy faces new scrutiny

At the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, officers-in-training spend four years together at a riverside campus steeped in shared values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Yet for all the uniformity, many say the experience can feel vastly different for some minority cadets compared with whites.

Starbucks to close over 8,000 stores for anti-bias training

Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores nationwide on Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training, the next of many steps the company is taking to try to restore its tarnished image as a hangout where all are welcome.

Morehead Police investigating racially charged vandalism

Several people in Morehead are disturbed after finding racially charged vandalism this weekend.

Prayer Service held in Lexington for Charlottesville victims

Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington held a special service for prayer and healing on Wednesday for the victims of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lexington vigil encourages unity after Virginia tragedy

Thousands of people gathered at the courthouse plaza Monday in downtown Lexington, standing in solidarity with those who lost their lives in Charlottesville Virginia over the weekend.

Lexington mayor looks to move confederate statues

 In the wake of this weekend's tragedy, Mayor Jim Gray announced his plans to relocate the confederate statues currently standing near the historic courthouse in downtown Lexington to what he believes to be a more appropriate location.

Kentucky city to review public art, look for links to racism

A Kentucky mayor says a panel will review the city's public art and make a list of any pieces that are linked to bigotry, racism or slavery.

Former LexCath parent and alumnus call for leadership change

A small group of NAACP leaders and supporters gathered outside Lexington Catholic High School this morning in hopes to influencing the resignation of some of the school's leaders.

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Racial Justice & Equality Commission closing in on recommendations

The Commission hopes to have recommendations to tackle some of Lexington's biggest issues by mid-September.