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.