Feature Image: In July 2019, black male students gather at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis to launch Superintendent Joris Ray’s initiative to increase…View More Memphis student: ‘George Floyd complied and he was still killed. What can we do at this point?’
By Leslie Lynn Smith As many of you have, we’ve paused some of our normal work this week to reflect and grieve. First and foremost,…View More A Message from Epicenter: Black Businesses Matter Too
“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: A protester outside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn holds a sign after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a…View More ‘Moments like now are why we teach’: Educators tackle tough conversations about race and violence — this time virtually
Feature Image: A man rides a bicycle up to a law enforcement checkpoint on Friday, May 29 after the city endured a night of protests…View More How is your school community talking about George Floyd’s death?
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