In early June, Nashville Mayor John Cooper said city officials would review the Metro Nashville Police Department’s use of force policies.
A new Civil War monument planned for the square in downtown Franklin has reached full funding after a $50,000 donation from the Heller Family Foundation.
The bronze statue will honor the U.S. Colored Troops who fought for the freedom of Black people during the Civil War. It will stand across from a 37-foot-tall Confederate soldier monument, which was erected in 1899.
The Black Lives Matter movement has put race at the forefront of the nation’s conversation again. But some Black queer communities think more attention needs to be paid to all aspects of their identities.
Just before the final vote on Nashville’s budget for next year, community engagement hit a peak, with many people demanding the Metro Council decrease funding for police.
Tennessee health officials say they are taking extra steps to remove barriers for Hispanic people needing access to COVID-19 testing and care.
Governor Bill Lee is signing a proclamation recognizing Juneteenth tomorrow – a day that commemorates the end of slavery. Lee says it’s a good time for progress and education about race in Tennessee but has stopped short of making policy changes.
When Jazmin Ramirez heard the news early Thursday that the U.S. Supreme court ruled that she and 700,000 other young undocumented immigrants would be allowed to remain in this country, she waited for someone else to tell her before she could believe it herself.
Metro Council’s Minority Caucus demand for Nashville to hire a chief diversity officer is a step closer to becoming a reality.
The Nashville People’s Budget Coalition organized a block party pushing to defund the police and put more money into social services, in the final event of a protest-packed weekend in downtown Nashville.
The Tennessee legislature isn’t going to remove a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Capitol building. But that isn’t stopping some Nashville protestors who want the state to stop recognizing the Ku Klux Klan leader.