How an anti-drag bill is creating fear among some Black LGBTQ Tennesseans
Advocates see the legislation as part of a movement to chip away at the rights and status of LGBTQ people
Wendi has stories to tell
Editor and publisher begins shift from operations role to full-time reporter
A Black family fights to get their kids back from Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
One month after the Tennessee Highway Patrol pulled the couple over, their five young children remain in state custody
Low-income Memphians receive worse internet service for the same price
Wealthier neighbors get faster speeds and the advantages that come with it
From the editor
Byhalia Connection Pipeline
Plains All American Pipeline announced in late 2019 its joint plans with Valero Energy Corporation to build the Byhalia Connection Pipeline through Black communities in Southwest Memphis. The multi-billion-dollar fossil fuel corporation, with a public relations machine, blitzed into Southwest Memphis with maps, charts and donations to local nonprofits.
Profiting from the Poor
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare sued more then 8,300 people over a 5-year period for bills they couldn’t afford to pay. The nonprofit’s aggressive debt collection practices stood out in a city where nearly 1 in 4 residents live below the poverty line.