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.
After hearing impassioned speeches from Black lawmakers, the Tennessee State Capitol Commission voted for the first time to remove the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest. And, in a last-minute vote, the group also voted to take out two other military figures from the Capitol’s second floor.
Thousands rallied peacefully in Nashville before a few dozen people vandalized police cars and downtown buildings, resulting in multiple arrests Saturday. The WPLN News team brought you live coverage of the “I Will Breathe” rally throughout the day. The latest details available here. Below is a chronological walkthrough of the events told through photos, from […]
Several thousand people gathered in downtown Nashville on Saturday afternoon for what started as a peaceful demonstration, but that later shifted into violence and vandalism.
Listen / Hundreds of bills have already been filed in the Tennessee General Assembly and the House is only one week in while the Senate is just set to begin. Now committees will start discussing the measures.
The desegregation lawsuit over Metro School’s zoning plan is not over. The local chapter of the NAACP formally announced today it will appeal a ruling handed down last week.