A year into a pandemic that stole jobs, lives and any sense of stability, Arkansans might have hoped for some help when lawmakers convened in January for the 93rd General Assembly. What they got was a kick in the face.
Sue Cowan Morris won the battle to equalize pay of black and white teachers. It cost her her job.
Inmates at Arkansas’s Cummins Unit say guards treated them like “lepers” as COVID-19 tore through the penitentiary.
The city manager system and the collapse of racial moderation in Little Rock, 1955-1957.
Across the state, from Bentonville to Crossett, thousands of Arkansans have taken to the streets in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest police brutality. Some are seasoned organizers. Some are first-time protesters. Some have served on task forces, met with elected leaders, received death threats. They are racially diverse, and they span generations. And they have decided, despite a pandemic that put them at risk when gathering, to keep coming out. Here are a few of their stories.
When Chase Outlaw (that’s really his name) goes into the bucking chute now, the announcers broadcast the story of his infamous comeback across the arena, and an X-ray of his mutilated face flashes on every screen, projecting an image of his eye socket looking like a chewed up piece of tobacco.
Suggestions from thinking people on how to improve life in Arkansas.
They escaped from the Nahziryah Monastic Community in Marion County.
Thanks to World Central Kitchen, the Clinton Foundation, the Little Rock School District and a broad coalition of local players, all Little Rock kids have access to free food on a daily basis.
Once a school of choice, now in the crosshairs of the State Board of Education, Little Rock Hall prepares to hit the reset button.
Dave Cox's forgotten campaign and the 1962 election for Arkansas governor. An exclusive excerpt of Ernie Dumas' political memoir.
Research shows Arkansas schools punish African-American students more frequently and more harshly than their white peers.
Rob Nelson talks about his journey from Northwest Arkansas to Colorado to France and back to Northwest Arkansas.
In a broken present-day Elaine, locals strategize about economic revival.
Thousands of students and educators prepare to return to the classroom as the debate over health and safety continues.
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.
It's become the Johnny Appleseed of Arkansas arts education.
Arkansas funeral home staff and coroners' offices prepare for a rising death count.
This is the story of how the Little Rock landmark came to be and how it persists as told by staff, friends and customers.
Birders are better than books at helping you find the birds. Almost all are enthusiastic about sharing their passion with new avian aficionados, and their fine-tuning is essential to accurate identification.
By connecting classical dance to a broader history of black movement, C. Michael Tidwell influenced generations of teenagers.
It was the year of spinnin' and grinnin'.
Sen. Joyce Elliott was the second Black graduate of her newly integrated high school. If elected, she’ll be the first Black lawmaker Arkansas sends to Congress.