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bLERDS is OUT and ​Episode II is in the works

In each episode, “Blerds” follows the lives of these close friends who not only had a hard time navigating their teens but just like high school, each one is trying like hell to survive and make sense of their adulthood, filled with the added responsibilities of parenthood, marriage, finances and making the tough decision to either set aside their dreams in order to conform, ‘grow up and get a real job’, or follow their dreams at all costs.

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Booker T. Washington High School and public charter schools shouldn’t be the only exception for ​high-quality education for black kids

Why in the hell are our majority-black schools in Tulsa still suffering? After all, we started integrating Tulsa Public Schools in the late ’60s and ’70s. During Tulsa’s segregated years, black children were thoroughly educated within the safety ‘nest’ of the Greenwood District. For decades black children would grow in intellect, becoming adults and contributing to Black Wall Streets’ golden era. Yet today in 2019, black Tulsa finds itself believing this false sense of promise that our children will have it better tomorrow because yesterday we as a little city within the larger city of Tulsa built the wealthiest black community in the African diaspora, and we did it without the help of white leadership.

US: How Abusive, Biased Policing Destroys Lives

Abusive policing in Tulsa, Oklahoma that targets black people and poor people, diminishes the quality of life in all communities, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights Watch released the report on the eve of the third anniversary of the killing of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man. That killing led Human Rights Watch to investigate everyday police interactions in Tulsa as a window into the larger human rights problems with policing throughout the United States.