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To those known and unknown

September 2019 will be the 100th anniversary of what has come to be known as the Elaine massacre in Eastern Arkansas’s Phillips County. A century ago, white posses and U.S. soldiers shot and killed what may have been hundreds of African Americans, most of them tenant farmers, over a period of four days. The black farmers’ crime: The men were unionizing to obtain fair prices for their cotton, and in some cases trying to buy their own farms.
An image of the modern Pettaway neighborhood home of Gregory Smith and Donald Johnson

A new look for Pettaway

Little Rock's Pettaway neighborhood, once plagued by gang activity, is amid a revival, thanks to incomers and novel construction. New residents say they want the area to remain as diverse as the architecture.
chuck campbell with his mountain bike

Big Ideas for Arkansas 2019

Suggestions from thinking people on how to improve life in Arkansas.

KOKY's long history of amplifying black voices in Little Rock

KOKY has served as a beacon for black listeners from its beginning in 1956, establishing itself as a source for music, updates and community that African Americans in Little Rock — and across the state — couldn’t get anywhere else, particularly in the limited media landscape for black listeners in the mid-20th century.
image of Talimena Scenic Byway

Touring the Talimena Scenic Byway

A guide to touring the Ouachita Mountains in Oklahoma and Arkansas along the Talimena Scenic Byway.
Gov. Orval Faubus greets a voter in Clinton in 1962.

A forgotten candidate and the 1962 Arkansas governor’s race

Dave Cox's forgotten campaign and the 1962 election for Arkansas governor. An exclusive excerpt of Ernie Dumas' political memoir.

All hail the anti-hotel in Arkansas

Take shelter in an oddity.

Windgate Foundation draws attention to the arts, its benefits

It's become the Johnny Appleseed of Arkansas arts education.

The unbearable whiteness of being

What's lost when we consider the history of racial violence from a white perspective.

Flash Point: Race, fire, police and Little Rock's new mayor

Can the city's first elected black mayor heal the racial divisions that have long plagued the city's fire and police departments?

The Hot Springs mile-pie club

Spa City is swiftly becoming a polestar for pizza.

Best restaurants in Arkansas 2019

Our readers pick the best.

Essential New Orleans

An extensive guide to eating, drinking, dancing, karaoke-ing, strolling and Carnivaling in the Crescent City.

Black Boys at the Barre

By connecting classical dance to a broader history of black movement, C. Michael Tidwell influenced generations of teenagers.

A mural to move Little Rock forward

Restored Joe Jones painting centerpiece of new UA Little Rock Downtown.

A Little Rock late-night eatery rundown

Nine for the nighttime.

Where to get help in Central Arkansas

A guide to where to look.

It's the Best and Worst 2018

Our annual salute to weird, worrisome, wonderful Arkansas.

Gordon Watkins helms an effort to 'Save the Buffalo River – Again'

Working to protect 'a thin blue ribbon.'

Visionary Arkansans 2018

Inspired men and women who are making great things happen.

Looking for a hot and a cot in Little Rock

Winter weather in Central Arkansas means people experiencing homelessness have even fewer options for shelter.
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