Black history

Owensboro celebrates powerful history ‘Through Sleet’s Eyes’

BY: - February 20, 2023

Moneta Sleet Jr.’s eye led him from his hometown of Owensboro around the world. As a photojournalist for Ebony magazine, Sleet captured on film some of the 20th century’s most iconic moments; his work earned a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, the first awarded a Black American. This week, the Ohio River town where nine-year-old Sleet […]

‘Black history is American history’: Lawmakers lead celebration of Black Kentucky history 

BY: - February 7, 2023

Members of the Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus marked Black History Month and the arrival of lawmakers back to the state Capitol Tuesday with a celebration of Black history, being joined by the justices of the Kentucky Supreme Court, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican legislative leadership. Rep. Pamela Stevenson, D-Louisville, who’s the Democratic candidate for […]