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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Gator Nation Hates Black QBs

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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 explains the University of Florida's problem with African-American quarterbacks.

University of Florida quarterback Treon Harris has yet to be charged with a crime, but the Gator Nation has already thrown him under the bus. Over the weekend, news broke that a female student had accused Harris of sexually assaulting her. He has not been arrested, but the Gainesville Police Department is investigating the young woman's allegations.

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Miami Worldcenter Developers Tried To Pull a Fast One on Overtown

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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 politicians need to start reading more.

Last week, the developers of Miami Worldcenter, the massive $1.5 billion residential, retail, and convention hotel project planned for 30 acres between downtown and Overtown, tried to pull a fast one on Commissioner Keon Hardemon. They had promised to hire 30 percent of their workforce from Overtown to secure the commissioner's support for a key agreement giving Miami Worldcenter Associates the ability, among other things, to obtain 25 liquor licenses and to close off streets.

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Cops Should Wear Body Cameras, and Maybe Commissioners Too

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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 commends elected officials who support police body cameras.

Local politicians and union bosses opposed to putting body cameras on cops and other government employees who interact with the public are supporting corruption and unethical behavior. Last month, Miami-Dade County and Miami Beach approved the purchase of body cameras for police officers to wear while on duty. The Beach also got cameras for meter maids, code enforcement officers, and building inspectors.

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Adrian Peterson's Harsh Discipline Isn't Out of the Ordinary in African-American Community

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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 explains why Adrian Peterson isn't out of the ordinary.

Many people are shocked and disgusted by the alleged abuse Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson inflicted on his 4-year-old son. He's been indicted in Montgomery, Texas, for reckless and negligent injury to a child because he whupped his son's backside with a switch, leaving the boy with open wounds and large welts on the back of his legs. But before he's convicted in the court of public opinion, folks need to understand how Peterson was raised.

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Ray Rice Scandal Exposes NFL's Screwed Up Morals

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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 explains why the NFL is out of control.

It should surprise no one that the domestic-violence case of Baltimore Ravens' star running back Ray Rice blew up in the NFL's face. Professional sports leagues operate in an alternate reality where misdeeds go unpunished until video or audio evidence surfaces.

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Reporters Should Just Let Michael Sam Play Football

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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 addresses the media's obsession with the NFL's first openly gay player.

Now that the NFL season is finally underway, it's time for the sports media to leave football player Michael Sam the hell alone. Since he came out in February, the press hasn't stopped harping on the fact that Sam is the first openly gay player to make it to the NFL. The real story is that gay athletes have played on professional football teams for a long time. They just never announced their sexual orientation at a new conference like Sam did.

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The Field: Miami Is a Must-See Look at Young Rappers

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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 assesses the upcoming Hurricanes football season.

WorldStarHipHop's The Field: Miami is a must-see video. The documentary is one of the top films about this city ever. It ranks up there with Rakontur's The U. And I'm not just saying that because I am featured in both movies. The Field: Miami really captures the harsh reality of the hip-hop music business in the city while also eloquently conveying the struggle black people endure here.

See also: The Field: Miami, a Documentary About Hip-Hop, Money, and the "Miami People Don't See"

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The Canes Can Win Big if Donna Shalala Loosens the Reins

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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 assesses the upcoming Hurricanes football season.

On Labor Day, the University of Miami Hurricanes will begin their season with a game against the Louisville Cardinals, the team that kicked the snot out of them in the Russell Athletic Bowl last December. It's a great opportunity for head coach Al Golden to set the tone for his fourth season at the helm. He has no more excuses this year. The U enters this season free of distractions. There is no longer a cloud hanging over the program because of NCAA investigations. And Golden has a stud quarterback starting with freshman Brad Kaaya.

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Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall Has Become School Board Royalty

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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 praises a longtime public servant.

With the primary election set for August 26, there's a local politician who doesn't have to worry being voted out office. In June, Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall was one of two Miami-Dade County School Board members automatically re-elected when no one filed to run against them. (Raquel Regalado, daughter of Miami's Mayor, was the other.)

Candidates in the African-American community don't want to waste their time running against Bendross-Mindingall.

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