As the old adage goes: you cannot not pour from an empty cup. MLK50 is taking the week of February 28 off from publishing. Keep up with some of our recent work below. Photo by Andrea Morales for MLK50

Producing radical journalism requires radical action. That includes self-care. 

To that end, the staff of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism is taking a break this week to rest and regroup. We will return March 7. During our down time our social media channels will be silent and no stories will be published on our website. 

Meantime, here are some stories we hope you haven’t missed. 

No Shelter: This monthly series interviews Memphians who have no access to housing. The Q&As introduce readers to neighbors they may not talk to otherwise and, perhaps, will help create a path to improving the way the city cares for these vulnerable people.

At the Root: This visually driven series highlights everyday radical action in Memphis, from neighbors organizing against powerful institutions to coworkers coming together to fight for a union. Visuals director Andrea Morales was inspired to create the series by the words of writer and activist Angela Davis, who said, “radical means simply grasping something at the root.”

On the people’s wish list: A district attorney with a ‘testimony’: With the Shelby County district attorney up for re-election this summer, those with pending criminal cases yearn for a little empathy when facing justice. 

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