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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

A model walks down the runway during the Black History Fashion Show on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

‘Art of being’ fashion show highlights Black creators

Haley Simpkins March 1, 2021

Several student organizations came together Friday night to host The Art of Being fashion show in celebration of Black History Month.The show featured BIPOC designers from around the country and performances...

Jaida Hampton, a 2020 UK graduate, was a political science major and active in summer protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Student activists at UK weigh in on racial justice

Akhira Umar December 31, 2020

Black students have only been present, much less welcomed, for less than half of the University of Kentucky’s 155-year history. Seventy-one years ago, Lyman T. Johnson won a lawsuit that helped integrate...

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70 years later, we still aren’t fully ‘integrated’

Mohammad Ahmad September 27, 2019

We have a long way to go.The University of Kentucky is not living in a post-racial society. Convincing ourselves that we’re past racism is a lie — a big, blatant lie. As UK celebrates the 70th anniversary...

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Female student sexually assaulted by non-student in dorm, UKPD say

Kernel News Staff January 25, 2019

A man reportedly sexually assaulted a female UK student in her residence hall on Friday night, a UK Police Department crime bulletin stated.A black male who is described as 5-foot-11, 140 pounds with black...

Neuroscience major Isaiah Brown after hearing his name being called for winning Mr. Black UK. Mr. and Ms. Black UK was awarded to Isaiah Brown and Tiffany Waltman on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Memorial Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb l Staff

‘Leave a legacy’: Senior Isaiah Brown works to better UK

November 20, 2018

Many students come to college hoping for little more than to earn a degree and possibly join a club or two. Local renaissance man Isaiah Brown is getting so much more out of his time here at UK.This 21-year-old...

Viral photo series challenges masculinity

Tanquarae McCadney April 26, 2017

Historically, black men have struggled gaining a sense of masculinity in America. They men were purposely separated from their families, lynched and mutilated to build a power structure against the black...

Court ruling targets blacks

Bolaji Olagbaju February 19, 2017

Recently, in a school that falls under the Jefferson County Public Schools system, a memo was disseminated to students on a revised dress code, effectively targeting popular hairstyles worn mostly by black...

Emmett Till accuser retracts fatal statement

Ivan Rome January 30, 2017

Black History Month starts this Wednesday, and one of the most notorious events in black history and American history is the murder of Emmett Till by Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam in August 1955.14-year-old...

Leave ‘reverse racism’ in 2016

January 12, 2017

Race relations in America have been on shaky ground for some time now, and with the impending inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, hopes are low for improvement from both combatants on both sides...

Seventeen out of 42 Interfraternal Council, National Panhellenic Conference and United Greek Coalition organizations were above 90 percent white in the 2015-16 school year. 

Greek life lags behind campus in diversity

Marjorie Kirk April 14, 2016

[email protected] open records request filed by the Kentucky Kernel revealed that the racial makeup of UK’s Interfraternal Council fraternities and Panhellenic Conference sororities as a whole are...

Stepping up to Greek tradition

by Lee Mengistu February 1, 2016

[email protected] by one, representatives of each of UK’s African-American sororities and fraternities took the stage at the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s third annual “Stepping Through the...

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