At Dems Summit, Castro to 45, ‘Adios!’

By Ashley Benkarski MURFREESBORO, TN — Presidential hopeful Julián Castro delivered the closing remarks to the crowd at the Tennessee Democratic Party’s Elevate summit that took place last weekend at MTSU’s Student Union Building, saying […]


Community Embraces Love in Face of Hate

By Ashley Benkarski MURFREESBORO, TN — Two years after white supremacists rallied in their community, residents have continued to stand in solidarity against racism. Local groups Murfreesboro Muslim Youth and Murfreesboro Cold Patrol joined forces […]


Remembering Tennessee State Tigersharks

By Ashley Benkarski NASHVILLE, TN — For decades Tennessee State University’s swimming program brought the school notoriety with its trophy-winning Tigersharks, standing out alongside the college’s other famed sports programs. Formed in the 1940s by […]


DOJ Holds Local Hate Crime Forum

By Ashley Benkarski MURFREESBORO, TN — It’s been six months since the racially-motivated desecration of Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church, another incident in a growing trend of such crimes over the past few years. This […]