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Sports Agents Take Advantage of African-American Football Players

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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke breaks down the courtship between sports agents and college football players.

Shark season has begun in college football. As teams prepare for the many bowls, sports agents are circling the players whom the NFL plans to draft. Unfortunately, many African-American players and their families are not equipped to negotiate. They are not business-savvy like some of the families of white football players.


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Charles Barkley Needs to Shut His Mouth About Ferguson and New York Protesters

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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke takes on Charles Barkley over his comments about the protests in Ferguson and New York.

According to Charles Barkley, African-Americans protesting and rioting in Ferguson over a grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who killed unarmed teenager Mike Brown are "scumbags." During an interview with CNN this week, the NBA Hall of Famer and television analyst also defended the New York City cop who fatally choked Eric Garner, a black man from Staten Island. A grand jury declined to indict the officer for killing Garner.

Barkley said, "The notion that white cops are out there just killing black people is ridiculous. I challenge any black person to make that point."

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Ferguson Grand Jury Proves Criminal Justice System Is Racist

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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke assesses the fallout in Ferguson, Missouri.

America took five steps backwards when a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, did not indict white police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August. It is unbelievable that a grand jury would not come back with an indictment when the accused cannot put on a defense or cross examine witnesses. In the minds of racists and the media mongers on Fox News, the criminal justice system worked fine.

See also: Miami Activists Protest Ferguson Decision

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Golf's Jackie Robinson Receives Nation's Highest Honor

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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gives a history lesson on the black golfer who broke the color barrier.

On November 24, Barack Obama will drape the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, around the neck of Charlie Sifford, the black golfer who broke the Professional Golfers' Association of America's color barrier more than 50 years ago. Known as the "Jackie Robinson of Golf," Sifford joins Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer as the only golfers to receive the medal. He is the ninth professional black athlete to receive the honor.

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Ferguson Needs to Prove Gov. Jay Nixon Wrong by Peacefully Protesting

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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke explains what is going to happen in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where a white cop shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.

Yesterday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in preparation for a grand jury's decision on whether to charge Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson with killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown four months ago. As someone who lived through race riots in Miami in the 1980s as a result of white police officers escaping punishment for killing unarmed black men, I think Nixon's move means Wilson will not be indicted.

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Miami Hurricanes Have the Talent To Beat Florida State Seminoles

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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke offers what it will take for the Miami Hurricanes to beat Florida State.

On Saturday night the Florida State Seminoles football team and their fans are expecting to cap a fun-filled weekend in the Magic City by beating the Miami Hurricanes for a sixth straight time. They've got visions of popping bottles at swanky South Beach nightclubs, believing Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston and his squad will quickly dispatch the Hurricanes on their march to a second national championship.

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Florida Democrats Will Never Win Until They Foster Young Black Politicians

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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke calls out the Florida Democrats for failing to get black voters to the polls.

Well, Charlie Crist and the medical marijuana initiative failed to motivate African-Americans to the polls. The result: Rick Scott is still governor after he and the Republicans delivered a midterm-election beatdown to Florida's Democratic Party. If we sit out, a Republican will always win. That's a guarantee.

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Revolt TV Disses Miami's Music Industry

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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke calls out the brains behind Revolt Music Conference.

I'm sick and tired of out-of-town entertainment moguls and executives who attempt to take over Miami. Last month, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hosted the inaugural Revolt Music Conference, a four-day event organized by Revolt TV chief executive Keith Clinkscales, who owes his job to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.

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Russell Wilson's "Blackness" Debate Reveals Divide Among African-Americans

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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke tackles the Russell Wilson controversy.

The great-great-grandfather of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was a Confederate colonel's slave who was freed after the Civil War. Yet some of Wilson's African-American teammates don't think he is "black enough," at least according to a recent article by Bleacher Report sportswriter Mike Freeman. Wilson's lack of "blackness" is a big reason he's not getting along with teammates, Freeman added.

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Katherine Fernandez Rundle Fails Miami's Blacks

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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke says Miami's state attorney has fooled African-Americans in the city.

On Memorial Day 2011, cops from Miami Beach and Hialeah fired at least 116 bullets into the vehicle of 22-year-old Raymond Herisse. He was hit 16 times and killed instantly. Four innocent bystanders were wounded.

Now it looks like the police will get away with it.


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