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The Purposeful Silencing of Black Women in Educational Leadership 

“Aggressive.”

“Strong-willed.”

“Passionate.”

— have been words falsely labeled as simple descriptors when in actuality, they are evidence of the continued sexism and racism that plagues our society. Women in leadership have always faced adversity and are still seen as second-rate citizens in our country. We see this play out on a national level, but we also see this through daily interactions with those of privilege.

The Freedmen’s Bureau Bill Proposal​

Congressman Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to Freedmen’s Bureau bill authorizing the distribution of public land and confiscated land and to freedmen and loyal refugees in forty-acre lots. The measure was defeated in the House by a vote of 126 to 37. A black delegation, led by Frederick Douglas called on President Johnson and urged ballots for former slaves. Meeting ended in disagreement and controversy after Johnson reiterated his opposition to black suffrage.

Embrace Your Community – Dist. 1 Upcoming Events

“The new Dollar General on Pine will be opening within the next week or two. I am asking for your support in not shopping there. Continue to use the Dollar General on Peoria or the Family Dollar on Pine. Let’s shut them down! Withholding your dollars is better than any protest we could ever do. Make them hear you District 1! Shut it down!” – Dist. 1 Councilor Vanessa Hall-Haper

Tulsa Public Schools opens 2018-2019 pre-K enrollment on Monday, Feb. 5

TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Public Schools pre-kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year will open on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at 8 a.m. Parents and guardians of children who will be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2018 are encouraged to enroll online at www.tulsaschools.org/enroll or in person at the district’s Enrollment Center at 2819 S. New Haven Ave. in Tulsa. All district pre-kindergarten programs are free and full-day.

Solutions to Culturally Specific Health Disparities Project Offers Solutions, Strategies for Those Living with Diabetes and Disabilities

On February 27, 2018, the Langston University Department of Rehabilitation Counseling in partnership with Tulsa Healthy Start and The Institute for Developing Communities will host the first in a series of workshops designed to assist those living with diabetes and the subsequent disabilities that impact many citizens suffering from chronic illnesses.