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Fred Hampton, the Black Panther Party, and racial coalitions

Fred Hampton, the Black Panther Party, and racial coalitions

November 9 talk at Wild Fig Bookstore By Janet Tucker On November 9, Jakobi Williams, a former faculty member in UK’s history department who is now an Associate Professor at Indiana University, will speak and sign from his book From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial [...]

Salubrious Soup (Halloween edition) by Christopher Epling

Salubrious Soup (Halloween edition) by Christopher Epling

#FreeLexTran

#FreeLexTran

On Tuesday September 17, NoC editor Danny Mayer unveiled design plans for an urban commons across from LexTran. Organized under the theme #FreeLexTran, the plans represented an amalgam of ideas generated through the Mayor’s Challenge, a Lexington-based urban design challenge announced in March. Mayer was granted 5 minutes of time by his District 1 council [...]

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

An undiscovered gem in Eastern Kentucky By Dave Cooper The Dawkins Line Rail Trail, in Johnson and Magoffin Counties in eastern Kentucky, officially opened in June – but many Kentuckians still have not heard about it. This 18-mile-long trail is a little gem in the mountains of eastern Kentucky: it’s our commonwealth’s longest rail trail, [...]

World Food Day­ march against Monsanto

World Food Day­ march against Monsanto

Saturday October 12, 2pm at the Robert F. Stephenson Courthouse plaza By April Browning Monsanto, the world’s largest pesticide producer, is a multinational agricultural-based biotechnology corporation that has its sights set on nothing short of complete control of our seed—and, therefore, of total control over our food supply. To help it assert control over our [...]

"Delmar von Lexington gets color," by Dylan Blount

“Delmar von Lexington gets color,” by Dylan Blount

The end of North of Center as we know it

By Danny Mayer Last month’s September publication will be North of Center’s last. Over the coming weeks, some unfinished and previously-planned articles will continue to be published to the website and Facebook page. Notwithstanding those backlog pieces, from here on out NoC will begin to fade away.

Bluegrass Agnostics

Bluegrass Agnostics

A story of the late Holocene By Danny Mayer “This is the only story of mine whose moral I know. I don’t think it’s a marvelous moral; I simply happen to know what it is: We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” Kurt Vonnegut [...]

One Love Lexington at Triangle Park

One Love Lexington at Triangle Park

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