2022 Louisville Mayoral Election

On May 17, both the Republican and Democratic parties will be holding a primary for the mayoral election scheduled in November. Our current Mayor, Greg Fischer, is term limited and cannot run again for Mayor. LPR interviewed three candidates, Colin Hardin, Tim Findley, and Craig Greenberg, with full interviews here on our YouTube. Below isContinue reading “2022 Louisville Mayoral Election”

The State of Local Businesses in America: An Underdog Story

If you’ve been in a shopping district in any city in America recently, you’ve probably seen signs displaying some form of the “Shop Local” message. The message is certainly not new, but it’s taken on new importance. After seeing local favorites face closures and struggle to compete with e-commerce giants like Amazon, people are rootingContinue reading “The State of Local Businesses in America: An Underdog Story”

Here is the Evidence and Logic Used in the Writing of our SGA Article.

On Saturday, April 9th, members of the LPR editorial board were informed of the decision on the SGA election that was soon to be announced by the Supreme Court. We were given a copy of the Court’s opinion (which explains the “logic” behind their decision) and copies of the Finley/Brooks suit and the Brown/Hayden countersuit.Continue reading “Here is the Evidence and Logic Used in the Writing of our SGA Article.”

The SGA Supreme Court and Top 4 Stole the SGA Election

The SGA Supreme Court will soon announce the current SGA Executive Vice President, Sydney Finley, as the winner of the SGA presidential election with 670 votes and a run-off between candidates Katie Hayden and Valerie Tran for the office of the Executive Vice President. This is a very curious outcome, as after the elections firstContinue reading “The SGA Supreme Court and Top 4 Stole the SGA Election”

Here’s Why We Need To Get Rid of ShotSpotter

On a cold March night in 2021, the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system picked up the sounds of gunshots in a Chicago neighborhood, dispatching police to a dimly lit alleyway. What followed was a chase that quickly turned deadly. On that night, Adam Toledo was shot dead by those responding police. The incident, captured on video,Continue reading “Here’s Why We Need To Get Rid of ShotSpotter”

The Western Branch Library: a Beacon of Hope for Louisville’s Black Community

“The library does more than furnish facts and circulate books…the people feel that the library belongs to them, and that it may be used for anything that makes for their welfare.”  -Rev. Thomas Fountain Blue, the Western Branch’s first librarian For centuries, libraries have served as a space for self-enlightenment, a place where people canContinue reading “The Western Branch Library: a Beacon of Hope for Louisville’s Black Community”

A Louisville Story: A Short Essay on Shelby Lanier

While many of us may not typically consider a police officer to be a presence in a community beyond our day-to-day jobs, there are some that stick out. It’s partially a result of a police force that has become more focused on drug busts and bringing down crime statistics than on building relationships with communities.Continue reading “A Louisville Story: A Short Essay on Shelby Lanier”

The Everlasting Impact of Muhammad Ali

For Black History Month, the Louisville Political Review celebrates black stories and heroes. Today, we celebrate Louisville’s hero, the Great Muhammad Ali. The Red Bike That Changed History Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky as Cassius Clay (former name until 1964) on January 17th of 1942 in a legally segregated country, in which black peopleContinue reading “The Everlasting Impact of Muhammad Ali”

Segregation and Racism in Jefferson County Public Schools

Prior to 1975, public schools in Louisville, Kentucky were separated into two districts: the Louisville school system and the Jefferson County school system. After the Supreme Court decision in Milliken v. Bradley in 1974, the Kentucky Board of Education merged the two districts into one, naming it the Jefferson County Public Schools System. The JeffersonContinue reading “Segregation and Racism in Jefferson County Public Schools”

Red Cross Hospital: Perseverance in the Bleak Face of Segregation

Few things mar the history of American cities as severely as the Jim Crow era of racial segregation and discrimination–and Louisville is no exception. Among many other injustices, Black people living in Jim Crow Louisville were overtly discriminated against even in health care.  In 1899, only two hospitals in Louisville would treat Black patients: LouisvilleContinue reading “Red Cross Hospital: Perseverance in the Bleak Face of Segregation”