Two years ago, WPLN’s Meribah Knight reported on how parents at one East Nashville elementary school were pushing to reverse a troubling trend: Despite the diversity of the neighborhood, it had almost no children of color anymore.
The majority of the most famous cartoon princess characters are white, and that fact has never been comfortable for the actresses and leaders of a small company in Clarksville. So it’s shaking up how it casts.
The killing of a Black man accused case of shooting a Nashville police officer was quickly forgotten amid nationwide protests against police brutality. Newly released records shed a bit more light on what happened that night, but they also leave many questions unanswered.
The Tennessee Titans were scheduled to practice Thursday. Instead, team leaders decided they would sit out in solidarity with other athletes in protest of police brutality toward African Americans.
Despite Howard Gentry’s prominent roles, he’s experienced racism that no amount of money or fame could help a black person escape. In this installment of our series Breaking Points, he says the current Black Lives Matter movement reminds him of a movement he witnessed up close decades earlier.
Since June, many Americans are quickly trying to study up on racism and how disparities have lasted for so long. But for one Somali American in Nashville, that education started in his youth, as he grew up in the James Cayce Homes.
Videos of police brutality — and of white residents policing Black people — are traumatic to watch. For Nashville native Asha Evans, those videos, plus her own daily encounters with white colleagues, began chipping away at her mental health.
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.
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.
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.