It was a big punch in the gut when Nashville SC officials told players they would be withdrawing from Major League Soccer’s return-to-play tournament. The announcement comes after the team’s tournament debut was canceled, due to nine team members testing positive for COVID-19.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that get at you — things that nobody else notices but once you do, it becomes hard to ignore. For Ciara and DeShawn Futrell, Sr., their breaking points about racism came long before the police killing of George Floyd captured the nation’s attention.
Nashville entrepreneurs are now legally allowed to have clients come to their home businesses. That decision came after councilmembers held nine months of debates on the impact that allowing a permit could have on neighborhoods.
After a month of nationwide protests demanding the end of police brutality and systemic racism, a wave of police policy reforms are starting to flow through Metro Nashville City Council. WPLN News has put together a list of each bill and what changes councilmembers are hoping to make.
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.