Black Lives Matter

#BlackLivesMatter Wants to Bail Out Jailed Memphis Moms for Mother’s Day

by #teamEBONY

Black Lives Matter’s Memphis chapter is trying to give a Mother’s Day gift to both children and their mothers. The activists have started a... Read More

Martin Luther King

The Shocked Reaction to Martin Luther King’s Assassination

by #teamEBONY

It was a moment of dismay for the entire country. A moment people felt insurmountable loss and bewilderment, and whose shock can still be felt today.... Read More

Memphis

Clayborn Temple, a Crucial Civil Rights Site, Being Resurrected

by #TeamEBONY with AP

The historic Memphis church that served as a central point in the civil rights movement and in the resistance action that marked Rev. Martin... Read More

#Fightfor15: Fast Food Workers File Suit Against City of Memphis

#Fightfor15: Fast Food Workers File Suit Against City of Memphis

by #teamEBONY

A local Fight for $15 fast-food worker organization filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Memphis on Wednesday, accusing its police department of... Read More

Rev. Samuel ‘Billy’ Kyles, Civil Rights Leader and MLK Aide,Dies

Rev. Samuel ‘Billy’ Kyles, Civil Rights Leader and MLK Aide,Dies

by #teamEBONY

Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles, a civil rights leader who was among the last to be with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he was... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[IN MY LIFETIME] "The Witness" Recalls Martin Luther King's Last Day

by #teamEBONY

During the final 24 hours of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life he was surrounded by his closest aides who were with him in... Read More

When Outsiders Take Over Schools: Lessons From Memphis

What Happens When Outsiders Take Over Poor, Urban Schools

by The Atlantic

Depending on who you talk to, Memphis is rapidly becoming one of the best cities to teach in America—or one of the worst. For... Read More

City of Memphis approves KKK demonstration permit

Memphis Approves KKK Permit

by #teamEBONY

A permit was issued to the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, allowing them to hold a rally on March 30 in... Read More

NOT AGAIN:
KKK Plans Massive Memphis Rally

NOT AGAIN:
KKK Plans Massive Memphis Rally

by Alisha Tillery

Guess who’s coming to dinner? The Ku Klux Klan What began as a local hot topic in Memphis, Tennessee has become a national news... Read More

TRAVELING MAN

TRAVELING MAN

by Saeed Jones

When my 6 AM flight for Memphis takes off from LaGuardia Airport, I’m snoring in my friend’s guest bedroom in Harlem. I still have... Read More