Tennessee’s Black legislators are calling out the top Republican in the state Senate for sharing a post that threatened violence against Black Lives Matter activists, and they want an investigation into where it came from. The post re-shared by Senate Speaker Randy McNally earlier this week targeted supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and antifa.
Demonstrators have been gathered for weeks outside the Tennessee State Capitol to oppose a Confederate monument. A new law headed to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk would make their protest a felony.
A bill that would increase the penalties against protesting on state property is moving through the Tennessee General Assembly. The measure (HB8005/SB8005) is backed by Gov. Bill Lee. But, a provision in it has received pushback even from members of the Republican Party.
Black Lives Matter protests have sparked conversations nationwide about the role of race in policing. Now, the Tennessee Supreme Court is taking those conversations one step further — to what happens after someone has already been arrested.
On the two-year anniversary of the death of a Nashville man who by police, six teen activists who have been at the forefront of recent Black Lives Matter protests are learning where their own hometown fits within the national narrative about police brutality and racial justice.
Candlelight flickered across Public Square Park Tuesday night at a vigil mourning the deaths of two Nashville men killed by local police officers.
Groups from the Black LGBTQ community gathered Saturday at Legislative Plaza to educate attendees about the historical oppression of the community and violence against Black trans women.
The Nashville Community Bail Fund has been working in overdrive to release people from jail since the coronavirus started spreading. By May, the organization’s money had nearly dried up. But the nationwide protests have spurred a flood of donations.
There are more paintings than furniture in Omari Booker’s studio in Nashville. His works are bursting with color, illuminating images of family and Black men. One painting, “The Black Bird,” captures his time in prison.
A weekend vigil in Nashville drew an intimate crowd to honor Tony McDade, a 38-year-old Black transgender man who was shot and killed in May, by a police officer in Tallahassee, Florida.