Governor, Officials Honor Black History Month

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear and other officials commemorated Black History month at a state Capitol Rotunda ceremony before statues of President Abraham Lincoln and his confederate counterpart, Jefferson Davis.

During the event Thursday, Beshear said the state has progressed in its racial climate, but some boundaries still exist in Kentucky. He says the state must continue moving forward.

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights released a report at the ceremony called "The State of African Americans in Kentucky."

The report finds Kentucky blacks still face high poverty levels and racial disparity in the criminal justice system and are not well-represented in many elected and appointed positions.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 22, 2009 at 08:14 AM
    "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery" This is a quote from Winston Churchill..no wonder Obama had Churchill's bust removed from the Oval office..he knows the truth was staring him in the face.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    The webmunster at WKYT will not print my comments regarding this observance of Black Misery Month.
  • by Loki Location: Asgaard on Feb 21, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    How come no comments about this holy period?

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