MLK50: Justice Through Journalism

Examining poverty, power and policy in Memphis.

Editors
Wendi C. Thomas

Memphis journalist. When the issue is justice, charity is sin. Like MLK, I refuse to play it safe. RTs = nada

MLK50 Memphis

A nonprofit newsroom focused on poverty, power and public policy in Memphis. Inspired by MLK. mlk50@mlk50.com or 901.633.3638. @MLK50Memphis

Andrea Morales

photographer in Memphis, TN

Madeline Faber

Social journalist working to build valuable relationships between media and communities. https://twitter.com/maiden_memphis

Latest Posts

White man aims gun at demonstrators after #JusticeForBreonna protest

Police officers on scene were reluctant to take report or give badge numbers, organizers say

More Choctaws in one Mississippi tribe died of COVID-19 than those died of the disease in Hawaii.

One in 10 members of the Mississippi Choctaw Band of Indians have tested positive — a rate higher than in New York.

Far from being anti-religious, faith and spirituality run deep in Black Lives Matter

BLM is not only a movement seeking radical political reform, but a spiritual movement seeking to heal while building religious allies

This Black neighborhood is trying to stop an oil pipeline. They’re running out of time.

The Byhalia Connection pipeline would run through Boxtown. Residents fear it will jeopardize the water supply, create health risks

Black lives and equal justice more important than spray paint on a wall

Guest column | “To my fellow white people who have been upset about graffiti, I ask you, what is your priority?” asks local minister

She cared for COVID-19 patients — but when she caught the virus, she fought it alone

Sepia Coleman didn’t have insurance or money to pay for a home health aide as she recovered; she’s facing $20,000 in medical bills

Pervis Payne and the color of capital punishment in the South

Tennessee prosecutors “played on racial prejudices to send a man to death row”

Families worry about falling behind, juggling duties as online school year is set to begin

“I cannot manage my three children in school and my job and attend meetings and do all of that and stay sane.” — parent Tanya Reece

School Days Maze: Parents, students struggle to find ways around barriers to virtual learning

“I’m scared because I feel like I’m running out of time and there’s no one helping to give you some direction.” — parent Lakisha Windle

Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Funding is key to reducing cases, death rate

The Deep South is the epicenter of the crisis, and racism is the barrier to progress, says advocate.

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