Michael Sam Follows a Long Line of Gay Athletes

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Alex Izaguirre
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 talks about gay football players in the NFL.

As much of America knows, All-American University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced he was gay before the NFL draft. And he certainly got the league's attention. Many current and former players have commented.

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The Black History Month Lie

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Alex Izaguirre
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 drops institutional knowledge about Miami's African American roots.

As we spend another February celebrating Black History Month, the reality is that many African-Americans in Miami don't know dark-skinned folks were among the first pioneers to settle here. We have been hoodwinked into believing African-Americans have always been second-class citizens.

The truth is we built this city. We need to know what was taken from us.

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Keon Hardemon Saves Charles Hadley Park

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Alex Izaguirre
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 props to Miami's rookie city commissioner.

Three months ago, a long-delayed plan to add a youth center and make other much-needed improvements to Charles Hadley Park in Liberty City was on life support. The Miami City Commission set aside $40 million in 2005 to fix up Hadley as well as Overtown's Gibson Park, which was finished last year. This past November, the city was finally ready to choose a company for the Hadley Park project, when the lowest bid came in $2 million over the allocated budget.

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Richard Sherman Shows Sports Media Are Still Stereotyping Blacks

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Alex Izaguirre
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 comes to the defense of a controversial NFL player.

Richard Sherman is a success story. Born in Compton, California, he didn't let his violent inner-city neighborhood chew him up. The Seattle Seahawks superstar scored 1400 on the SAT and graduated from high school with a 4.2 grade-point average, which earned him salutatorian status his senior year. To this day, he confirms his crowning achievement was getting accepted and earning a degree from the prestigious Stanford University. During his first two years in the league, Sherman has become the most dominant cornerback in the game.

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Justin Bieber Must Commit Crime To Become a Gangster

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Alex Izaguirre
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking music 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 doles out some advice to pop music's bad boy.

Justin Bieber is no different from Kim Kardashian. He has to do outrageous things to continue drawing attention. Now police are investigating him and his buddies for allegedly egging his neighbor's house in the exclusive community of Calabasas, California. The egg­-throwers could face felony vandalism charges because they allegedly caused $20,000 in damage.

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Black Women Love Scandal, but Black Men Hate It

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Alex Izaguirre
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 pontificates on TV's most titillating program.

Black women across America are jonesing for the return of Scandal, a hit TV show on ABC about a hot, intelligent, African -American lady who has a love affair with the president of the United States. But it's not Obama. This fictional leader of the free world happens to be a good-looking white guy. The show's twist is that the main character, Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, makes her living helping the Washington power elite hide dirty laundry. She juggles other relationships with successful men while getting it on with the commander in chief.

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Miami Northwestern: From Football Scandal to "A" School

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Alex Izaguirre
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 reformation of a once-failing school.

Miami Northwestern Senior High Principal Wallace Aristide has done the unthinkable. He has turned the school into an academic institution that received its first A grade this year. Aristide has now fulfilled the vision of his predecessor, Charles Hankerson.

Hankerson, you might recall, is the former principal who butted heads with Northwestern's tight-knit community of parents and boosters.

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Louisville Destroyed Miami With Local Kids Who Used to Love the U

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Alex Izaguirre
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 why the U is no longer black Miami's favorite college.

At the Russell Athletic Bowl last weekend, Teddy Bridgewater and his University of Louisville teammates from Miami went on a riot. They looted the University of Miami football program they grew up rooting for and demolished it 36-9. Bridgewater and fellow Miamians Michaelee Harris, Eli Rogers, John Miller, Charles Gaines, and James Burgess Jr. showed the Canes nation that they are the ones bringing back the swagger.

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From Lil Wayne to Miley Cyrus: Ten Luke Columns That Stirred the Pot in 2013

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Alex Izaguirre
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 looks back on 2013's best hits.

A lot of folks get upset over the things I write, but I call 'em like I see em based on facts. The Florida Press Club has cited the stuff I've come up with, so I know I'm pushing the right buttons sometimes. And judging by the ten most popular columns of the past year, I think the readers love it when I stir the pot:

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With Mandela's Death, It's Time Miami's Leaders Said They Are Sorry For the Snub

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Alex Izaguirre
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke recalls Miami's shunning of a great late icon.

As world leaders memorialized Nelson Mandela last week in Johannesburg, Miami media outlets -- except New Times -- have tried to put a positive spin on the snubbing of Madiba by Miami-Dade elected officials during his visit to the Magic City on June 24, 1990, shortly after his release from 27 years in prison.

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