It’s easy enough to denounce racial injustice and socioeconomic inequality. The real challenge is committing to the work it takes to eliminate them.
MLK50: Justice Through Journalism is a different kind of newsroom. Our nonprofit news outlet in Memphis focuses on the intersection of poverty, power and policy. We examine the systems that make it hard for workers to make ends meet and interrogate those who profit from the status quo.
We launched on April 4, 2017, as a one-year project to reckon with what Memphis and America had done with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sacrifice. We have evolved into an award-winning nonprofit digital news site. MLK50 and its journalists continue to garner recognition for work that makes a meaningful, tangible difference in people’s lives.
We are – as Dr. King was – committed to economic justice both in our journalism and in our employment practices. We’re aligned with the people he would have been aligned with had he not been assassinated more than 50 years ago.