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.
As protests against racial injustice carry into a fourth weekend, more are scheduled in Middle Tennessee, with several emphasizing particular themes — especially celebrating Juneteenth and the end of slavery.
About 2,000 people marched peacefully in downtown Nashville on Saturday during a day of nationwide protests in response to racism and police brutality. This latest event was organized by the Somali Students’ Association at Middle Tennessee State University. Its members include many from the region’s Muslim community, who say they want to show solidarity with […]
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect new information from Nashville authorities. In a matter of three hours, Nashville authorities issued but then withdrew criminal charges against two prominent Nashville activists on Thursday afternoon. Police and the city’s top prosecutor, District Attorney Glenn Funk, say they’re acting on “additional information from last Saturday, […]
A former Nashville zookeeper has organized the first-ever Black Birders Week, an online celebration of African-American bird watchers. But supporters took to social media after a group of Tennessee nature lovers initially declined to promote the event.