At the end of the third week of Black Lives Matter protests in Lexington, Kentucky, there are many signs that change is coming … and that the struggle to build the America we want to live in is going to be long and difficult. On Thursday, The Louisville Metro Council unanimously voted to ban Louisville police from using no-knock warrants. The ordinance was called Breonna’s Law in honor of Breonna Taylor. On Friday, the Trump administration finalized a rule that removes nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people when it comes to health care and health insurance. By defining “sex discrimination” as only applying when someone faces discrimination for being female or male, the rule no longer protects Americans from discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. On Saturday afternoon, Kentucky Governor Beshear oversaw the removal of the statue of Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky State Capitol. “Now, every child who walks into their Capitol feels welcome. Today we took a step forward for the betterment of every single Kentuckian,” Beshear said. On Saturday night, 20 Black Lives Matter Protestors were arrested in Lexington. Their arrest kept to the forefront questions about civil disobedience, just and unjust laws and practices. In Lexington, the thunderstorm on Sunday morning heralded a day of bright sunshine. We took that as a good sign.
A young man with a beard and cap is seated on the front porch of a brick duplex holding a banjo seated next to a well worn orange upholstered chair.


Thomas plays with Damned African Descendants, Long Jumper (his solo project), Jeanne

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