A Memphis, Tenn., mom is demanding answers after horrifying video shows her 7-year-old son being dragged off a school bus by his feet ... by a teacher who should know way better.
You think you know petty, but do you know Tennessee Legislature petty?
When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tenn., sanitation workers felt a sense of guilt mixed in with their sadness and shock, but they had more work to do.
Perhaps no phrase encapsulates the sentiment of the struggle for freedom, justice and equality more than “I am a man.”
You are beautiful.
When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, the news shocked the world.
Memphis, Tenn., exploded into chaos on March 28, 1968, as militarized police officers—armed with rifles, tear gas, billy clubs and the full authority of the state—terrorized black protesters who were out in full force to support Memphis sanitation strikers.
A Memphis, Tenn., store clerk is facing first-degree murder charges after authorities say he fatally shot a 17-year-old black boy he accused of stealing beer from the convenience store.
For the children of the Memphis, Tenn., sanitation strikers, the sounds, sights and smells of revolution, capitalism and white supremacy settled deep into their bones like the heaviest blues song, the kind that haunts and heals.
Isaac Hayes is a legend. This much is clear and evident. If you’re a fan of music, it’s impossible not to appreciate what Black Moses brought to the world as one of the leading musicians and creators behind Memphis, Tenn.’s Stax Records.
Sharecropping in the United States was slavery by another name, and many of the 1968 Memphis, Tenn., sanitation strikers were well acquainted with it.
On Friday, Justin Timberlake will release his fifth album, Man of the Woods. You may remember that he teased the album with a visual trailer that was akin to a white version of Beyoncé’s Lemonade visuals, with Timberlake doing odd things in the outside with horses, snow, fire, frilly leather jackets, dirty T-shirts…
Robert Walker, 30, and Echol Cole, 36, woke up on Thursday, Feb. 1, 1968, and went to work for the Memphis (Tenn.) Sanitation Department. They left their families for a long day of collecting garbage with the full expectation of returning home to them. Instead, as their shifts were about to end and heavy rain poured…
In Memphis, Tenn., 1968, 1,300 sanitation workers braved the bitter cold to engage in a revolutionary 65-day action to defend their right to personhood. These men struggled against the noose of white supremacy to proclaim their dignity. They stood, shoulder to shoulder, armed with picket signs and perseverance,…
Updated Friday, January 12 2018, 8:55 AM EST: CNN reports that a pastor who admitted to having a sexual encounter with a teen will be placed on leave.
For 113 years, a bronze statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest—a man who rose above his station thanks to the slave trade, a Confederate general who orchestrated the massacre of black soldiers at Fort Pillow, and the Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard—loomed over downtown Memphis, Tenn.
The trailer for Netflix’s Mudbound is here, and it’s more riveting and soul-stirring than all the critics claim. The Dee Rees-directed film follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from Memphis, Tenn., and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming (aka real-life work). Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry…
A Tennessee waiter was left shocked after receiving a controversial note at the top of a receipt while working at the On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina in Memphis. Nathan Bergeron said it was one thing to be stiffed out of a tip on the $47 bill, but the note sparked a whole different reaction.
A Memphis, Tenn., woman is still in shock after she says her doctor greeted her by calling her an insulting, racially charged name during a visit on July 11.