Tennessee lawmakers have set aside a measure that Republicans and Democrats said would’ve had a chilling effect on public protests.
In response to rising gun violence, community organizers in Nashville wanted April 24 to be 24 hours of peace. A police shooting just before midnight shattered that plan.
Nashville police have fatally shot a man following a traffic stop just before midnight on Clarksville Pike in Bordeaux. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate.
The hour-long special delves back into history, chronicling the city’s epic 43-year battle over school desegregation and the devastating sacrifices one Black family made in the name of progress and equity.
People driving past Fisk University’s campus on Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard might notice one of the historic buildings draped in burlap sacks. The installment is the work of an African artist, assembled by students.
Both local activists and some in law enforcement are praising Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin.
Students at five Metro Nashville public high schools will be mentored in songwriting and business by emerging Black country artists. The education arm of the Country Music Association is teaming up with the National Museum of African American Music.
A student-led effort has led to the street being renamed after a pioneering, Black instructor of surgery.
It’s been a hard last year for teenagers to navigate, between the pandemic, virtual school and the racial justice protests that gripped the country. In the new record, ‘Sing Through The Quarantine’, Nashville teens tackle those topics and more with the help of the mentorship song-writing program called Girls Write Nashville.
Traffic stops by police have dropped nearly 90% in the past five years. City officials have been paying closer attention to traffic stops since two independent reports found that Black drivers were being stopped and searched at disproportionate rates — even though police rarely found evidence of a crime.