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Clara Luper, the Mother of Oklahoma’s Civil Rights Struggle

Clara and her followers, mostly teenagers, were among the first set of organized and peaceful protesters in America, practicing sit-ins in Oklahoma for the purpose to integrate the  state. Their actions, as nonviolent activist, were the catalyst for the sit-ins throughout the American south that ushered in the greatest era of inclusivity in America,  which was integration. Clara Luper’s name in and of itself is now a symbol of American excellence and represents America’s desire for equality.

City of Tulsa Awarded $30 Million HUD Grant

The award of the $30 million FY2017 Implementation Grant and significant additional leverage will accelerate and achieve the community’s vision for Eugene Field’s transformation. With these resources, the housing authority, the City, and their development partner, McCormack Baron Salazar Inc. will replace 390 units of distressed public and HUD-assisted housing with 460 units of high quality mixed-income housing. The redevelopment will break up these concentrated super blocks, creating townhomes and garden style apartments with pedestrian friendly streets, greenspaces, and commercial amenities.

Justice Deferred Is Justice Denied

Earlier this month, President Trump selected Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, setting the stage for what will no doubt be a contentious nomination contest. To most, Kavanaugh’s selection as someone from the conservative Heritage Foundation’s shortlist is not surprising, but his vocal support for an Executive Branch with as few restrictions as possible makes him a more concerning decision than most.

The Police Were Called on These Black Educators Why? Because They Were All Black.

Historically and presently, white America uses authority derived from the state to maintain control through policing of Black lives. Recent incidents throughout America, from the disruption of a family barbeque in Oakland, to the arrest of two Black men from a Starbucks in Philadelphia, demonstrate an unreconciled contradiction regarding race in our society.