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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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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