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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.

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Big Ideas for Arkansas 2019

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

Sweet Willie Wine took a stand in the Arkansas Delta

With his Walk Against Fear 50 years ago.

Crystal C. Mercer's activism bleeds into promoting Arkansas businesses

A Q&A with the new executive director of Local First Arkansas.

2019 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Finalists

They made the final round.

2019 Arkansas Times Academic All-Stars Nominees

Listed by their hometowns.

Refugees from an Ozarks cult detail abuse

They escaped from the Nahziryah Monastic Community in Marion County.

2019 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team

Meet the best and brightest high school seniors in the state.

Doris Wright says Little Rock needs the leadership of a strong mayor

A Q&A with the Little Rock city director.

Revenge of the elite in Little Rock

The city manager system and the collapse of racial moderation in Little Rock, 1955-1957.

Windgate Foundation draws attention to the arts, its benefits

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

All hail the anti-hotel in Arkansas

Take shelter in an oddity.

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.

Little Rock's Dos Rocas gives a nod to Paraguay

Arkansas Times readers named it the "Best New" restaurant in Central Arkansas.

Little Rock's Dos Rocas gives a nod to Paraguay

Arkansas Times readers named it the "Best New" restaurant in Central Arkansas.

Little Rock's Dos Rocas gives a nod to Paraguay

Arkansas Times readers named it the "Best New" restaurant in Central Arkansas.