The U Has Failed to Attract Recruits From Miami

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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 breaks down the latest setback for the Hurricanes football program.

National Signing Day, February 4, is around the corner, yet the Miami Hurricanes' 2015 football recruiting class is nothing to get excited about. So far, the U has landed commitments from only two high-school All-Dade players from Miami, while losing dozens of others of the area's best players to schools like Alabama, Florida State, and Ohio State. These three teams made it to the new national championship playoff last season.

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Jealous Rappers: Stop Hating on Iggy Azalea

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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 defends a female Australian rapper who's making hits.

Rap artists like Q-Tip and Azealia Banks waste time hating on Australian MC Iggy Azalea. They need to get over it. Iggy has become one of the hottest artists in the world. People don't understand how hard it is to sell a record. Yet Iggy has found her niche. And it is undeniable she has a style that audiences like.

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Miami Police: Call in the Feds to Stop Shootings

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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 for the federal government to investigate gang bangers.

Across Miami-Dade County, black communities are under siege. Local gangs start beefs on social media and end them with gunfire and dead bodies. In the past three weeks, seven shootings in Coconut Grove, Liberty City, Overtown, and Miami Gardens have resulted in five dead and seven injured.

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Marco Rubio Will Never Be President

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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 predicts Marco Rubio's political future.

Despite all his blustering about making a run for the Oval Office, Florida Junior Sen. Marco Rubio has no shot. Next week, Miami's onetime Republican golden boy will release his second book, American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone, which covers his first term in the U.S. Senate. It was supposed to be a springboard for raising his presidential profile.

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2015 Is Going To Be Crazy Weird

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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 makes bold predictions for 2015.

In 2014, people fed up with white cops killing unarmed black men marched in the streets and on highways. Protests in Miami even shut down traffic during Art Basel. Rev. Al Sharpton was exposed as an FBI snitch, and LeBron James left Miami to go home to Cleveland. The Miami Hurricanes' football coach, Al Golden, and Dolphins head man Joe Philbin kept their jobs despite the disappointing mediocrity of both teams.

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The U Part 2 Got It Wrong: Nevin Shapiro Is Not Like Me

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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 makes it clear he is nothing like Nevin Shapiro.

Everyone, including Jeb Bush, is raving about filmmaker Billy Corben's latest homage to his alma mater, The U Part 2, the sequel to his 2009 documentary about the Miami Hurricanes football program's rise to national prominence.

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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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