The Early Word: Blackface trophy causes outrage; Strickland faces stadium pressure

Bianca Phillips By , Daily Memphian
Updated: September 19, 2023 6:52 AM CT | Published: September 19, 2023 6:22 AM CT Premium

Re-arrests are down after bail reform, Medtronic may invest millions and we look at cases dismissed over ties with the officers charged in Tyre Nichols’ death. 


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Bianca Phillips

Bianca Phillips

Bianca Phillips is a Northeast Arkansas native and longtime Memphian with two decades of experience in local journalism and public relations. She’s a diehard morning person who spends her free time training for marathons and ultras. And she’s the author of “Cookin Crunk: Eatin’ Vegan in the Dirty South.”


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