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“Take it to the bridge”


This article originally appeared on MLK50. MEMPHIS — July 10 marks the anniversary of the largest spontaneous act of civil disobedience in the city’s modern history. The spark: The police killings of two black men in less than 24 hours, Alton Sterling on July 5 in Louisiana and Philando Castile on July 6 in Minnesota. The kindling, though, was the generations-old Read More >>

The case for justice through journalism


This article first appeared in the Huffington Post. Reporting has a role to play in economic justice. We’re here to play that role. Economic justice. That’s what brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis in April 1968. If not for striking black sanitation workers, fed up with low pay and horrible working conditions, Dr. Read More >>

Looking for “Whitelash”


Originally published by Neiman Reports.  The signs that someone like Donald Trump was coming were right there, in online comments lousy with creatively spelled racial slurs that slipped past even the best filters. They were in the vicious tweets and voicemail nasty grams aimed at journalists of color, especially when we wrote about race. It Read More >>

‘Saturday Night Live’ Skit Has People Talking About Who and What Really is Dividing Us


Originally published by The Undefeated. Did a Saturday Night Live sketch last week hint at a future hard to envision in today’s bitter political climate — a future in which black and white people join forces against a broken government? That’s what Colleen Wessel-McCoy hopes. She and hundreds of others are working to organize a Read More >>