But if your child receives a rejection letter, the cloud of depression instantly appears as a dark cloud over the entire house. And like clockworks, the tears began to fall for the student who see themselves as unworthy.
Are school leaders willing to support their students who choose to wear their red “Make America Great Again” hats and walk out of class in support of President Trump’s agenda?
Aware Tulsa publicizes Fierce Demand with a Petition in response to Mayor GT Bynum’s inaction toward police reform
We are demanding justice for Terence Crutcher and his family, and we demand that Mayor GT Bynum.
Anthony Swofford, a marine veteran turned college professor, said, “The presence of a firearm is always an invitation to violence. Weapons have no place in a learning environment.”
KIPP aims to prepare all KIPPsters for college and beyond. Students have longer school days, boasts innovative teaching, and a motivating learning environment.
We’re no longer satisfied with living in a city with just a lot of black people; we want to live in a place where black people are organized and working towards a common conscientious goal. When we consider this new way of thinking in the new black millennial, it tears down all the indicators the prognosticators use to craft their crystal ball images.
There is so much work to be done, and I am always among the first to admit that we are far from the ideal situation in this city. But I completely believe that we have enough people in our city that care about our kids to make things better.
When African-American leaders from North Tulsa echo white supremacy, it hurts the entire black community as a whole.
Echoing white supremacy can be defined as reinforcing racist stigma or perpetuating racial falsehoods for the purpose of personal gain or out of plain ignorance. Unfortunately, this ignorance or unrighteous act is harmful for the community and the race. And the predicable, unpredictable-unforeseen damages to come will have a long-lasting impact into the future on Tulsa’s African-American community and other historic African-American towns across the nation.
by Contributor Rebecca Lais Why is it that those in the privileged majority (predominantly white people) fear the success of people of color? Is it that when the oppressed are empowered and […]
by Contributor Hailey Ferguson Whenever one thinks of the Civil Rights movement, they might envision a picture of leaders like Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, or John Lewis. However, many […]
by Managing Editor Timantha Norman (Photo credit: The New York Times) A classroom full of listless, distracted adolescents trying to power through academic content within weeks that would normally takes months in […]
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. symbolically ends at the Frisco Railroad tracks, where it was once nearly illegal for any black person to cross the tracks without permission or permits. Why didn’t the White city officials want to embrace Dr. King’s Dream by extending the street through to south Tulsa?
Again, we hear the governor of one of the most accommodating states for gun ownership in the nation ask grieving parents “How could this happen in this country? How could this happen in this state? You come to the conclusion that this is just absolute evil.”
As a former employee of the district, I’ve been watching the news coverage of the ongoing saga at Edison High School with the exasperated knowledge of a weathered insider. I also began to notice the massive amount of misinformation and misconceptions about what was really taking place there from outsiders and insiders of the city’s education sphere alike.
The New York Rens were the first all-black fully professional African-American owned basketball team, formed in Harlem in 1923. That year, basketball manager Robert “Bob” Douglas made a deal with Harlem real estate developer William Roach, the owner of the new Renaissance Ballroom and Casino.