"Black jockeys once dominated the Kentucky Derby, winning 15 of the first 28 titles between 1875 and 1902. They were former slaves and their sons – a vestige of colonial times, when planters owned both horses and riders. Post–Civil War, they were the country's best riders, but the narrow window opened by Reconstruction was slammed shut by Jim Crow. Even in Northern cities, white jockeys and officials ran black riders off the track, whitewashing their legacy. Churchill Downs was completely segregated throughout the 1950s.
On May 4, 29-year-old jockey Kevin Krigger looks to reverse that history at Churchill Downs, riding Goldencents, an early top-10 favorite trained by Doug O'Neill (who trained last year's winner). Krigger is just the second black jockey to compete in the Derby since 1921, and the first from the U.S. Virgin Islands."
Via Men's Journal [more inside]
posted by girlmightlive
on Apr 17, 2013 -
, the founder of charitywater.org
, was in many ways "uniquely qualified" [his words] to set a life goal for global clean water with 100% of the donations to this charity transparently and deliberately accounted for via GPS photos and the random live stream of a well-digging! Interview
[Warning: Kevin Rose inside] [more inside]
posted by TangerineGurl
on Apr 5, 2012 -
What came next was 8 minutes of comic brilliance.
On Kevin Pollack's Chat Show guests are invited to do a bad impression of Larry King reveling something embarrassing about himself. Many are very funny, but Gould's amazing comic riff should go down in comedy history. Keep an eye on Kevin as he nearly faints from hilarity.
posted by judson
on Sep 27, 2011 -
Kevin Ray Underwood found guilty
of first degree murder in the April 2006 killing of 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin. The jury only needed 20 minutes to decide on his guilt. Previously on Metafilter
, because he linked here. How could a seemingly normal
, albeit "single, bored and lonely", young man become a cannabalistic child rapist and murderer? Exhibits: The blog
he kept for almost four years up until the day after
the murder. A collection
of misc information about Underwood, including (near the bottom) the text of an online chat he had with a friend after killing Bolin. An extremely disturbing transcript
of his confession to the FBI. Video footage
of the trial. Deliberations will begin Monday as to whether or not he will be sentenced to death.
posted by banishedimmortal
on Feb 29, 2008 -
"Why did you bring a white man here?" one of them demands from Duguf, my interpreter. While I continue to videotape, Duguf taps me on the shoulder and nods toward the truck. We make haste just as fingers begin to point and voices grow louder and angrier.
Kevin Sites, previously discussed here
, and here
, submits his first report for Yahoo.
posted by billysumday
on Sep 26, 2005 -
- This is a Flash
parody about the NFL's most notorious player agents, the Postons, Carl and Kevin. This article
from a month ago, pretty much sums up why they're becoming so infamous.
posted by Witty
on May 13, 2004 -