Feature image: Allyson Smith helps lead a June 5, 2020, protest that proceeded through Cooper-Young and denounced police brutality and racist systems. Photo by Andrea…Read More Despite the pandemic, Generation Z activists took to the streets. Are the polls next?
Feature image: A rolling protest outside outside of the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center May 21 called for the release of people held at the…Read More “I feel afraid for my life.” Jail detainees testify to COVID-19 risks
Feature image: Sha’Kira Carroll cooks at her home. Self-portrait by Sha’Kira Carroll. “I was worried about losing my job; I still worry. They’ve had to…Read More Arkansas transplant feels adrift in Memphis when pandemic hits
Feature image: Hundreds gathered outside of Memphis City Hall for a demonstration organized by MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) on Tuesday, June…Read More “We want change now!” Interfaith coalition demands systemic reform in policing, education funding and more
“Do not gentrify protests or sanitize the fight for freedom,” warns Rev. Earle J. Fisher. “We cannot micromanage how people fight for their freedom.” Feature…Read More The fire this time: Memphis’ response to police violence and civil unrest
Feature image and all photos by Andrea Morales, MLK50‘s visuals editor. More demonstrations expected Monday as Mayor Strickland institutes a 10 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew. Sunday…Read More For the fifth night, hundreds of Memphis take to the streets to protest the slaying of George Floyd
Feature Image: Sonja Jackson and her son. Photos provided by Jackson. Sonja Jackson’s post was prompted by the police killing of George Floyd and vigilante…Read More ‘Nice Young Man. Don’t Harm.’ A black mother’s plea on Nextdoor to protect her 14-year-old son
Feature Image: Illustration by Surakit. (Adobe Stock image) Then here’s what you should do, says Memphis labor and employment expert, Cindy Ettingoff. By Tammy Joyner, for…Read More Can’t find daycare? Can’t do social distancing while on the job?
Feature Image: Adobe Stock Image Kroger warehouse union rep: ‘I was scared. There are so many bodies up in there.’ PLUS: Tips on easing back into the…Read More Fear, skepticism follow Memphians back to work during reopening phases
Feature Image: Rachel Johnson, performing at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is maintaining her entrepreneurial drive while responding to barriers presented by the pandemic. Photo courtesy…Read More Pandemic strikes sour note for Memphis musician’s big plans