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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View More Pandemic strikes sour note for Memphis musician’s big plans
Memphis Theological Seminary dean reflects on phased openings while COVID-19 crisis continues. By Peter R. Gathje, for MLK50 Schools and businesses shuttered. Massive numbers of…View More Reopening debate raises question: What kind of people do we want to be?
Frank Johnson: ‘We can’t go back to the normal way of doing things because the normal in this country is dangerous.’ Image: Self portrait by…View More Substitute teacher’s plan to revitalize his community derailed by COVID-19