Nashville is filled with Black history — but in some of the city’s most prominent places, physical reminders are missing.
For many white people, the idea of slavery seems distant. But for African Americans, like Tennessee State University history professor Learotha Williams Jr., it’s much closer. “I’ve always been cognizant of the fact that slavery is only about two grandmas away from me,” Williams says.
Mask wearing has become another source of division in Tennessee and across the U.S.
Tennesseans won’t know the full economic effects of the pandemic for a while, but its impact on the state budget is becoming clearer. Over the last week lawmakers have been figuring how to cut hundreds of millions of dollars across all departments. WPLN’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán has been on Capitol Hill this week following the latest. […]
Tennessee is reopening visitation at nursing homes. Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey says the rollout will begin in “counties with lower disease burdens” and facilities must agree to comply with very specific guidelines. The state is allowing three options: outdoor visitation, indoors through a Plexiglas barrier and “very limited” in-room visitation for patients who aren’t physically able to do […]
Protest and politics. That’s the philosophy of the Equity Alliance, one of the organizers of last weekend’s “I Will Breathe” Rally.
A giant figure in Tennessee sports has died. Johnny Majors was a football star at the University of Tennessee who went on to become one of the winningest coaches in school history.
Nashville is reopening its economy and working parents are facing a tough decision: what to do with their kids during a pandemic. For many Middle Tennesseans that would normally include day camps.
Gov. Bill Lee was in Memphis today to walk through an emergency COVID-19 care facility. Lee says he hopes it will never be used for its intended purpose, but unlike similar facilities in other states, the Memphis site could have a life beyond the pandemic. “This one was done with foresight. And a longer-term lease that allows for an asset that this region, this city, this county, this region and […]
The man tasked with helping lead Tennessee through the COVID-19 pandemic is stepping away from public office. Stuart McWhorter will leave state government at the end of the month for a position at his alma mater, Clemson University. McWhorter is head of the state’s COVID-19 Unified Command. He previously led Tennessee’s Department of Finance and was CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. More: Tennessee Wants […]