I noticed that I was not alone. This year, I saw much more attention being paid by my White friends and colleagues to the concept of the “White moderate” that Dr. King expressed in “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.”
There is a long history of police misconduct in Tulsa, Oklahoma which validates the position of Council Woman Harper and the complaint filed against the City of Tulsa by the Crutcher family.
I have often been told to pay homage to my native American ancestors. I even attended my first and only powwow at the age of seven, but today, I will not pay homage because I understand the history, and my personal convictions will not allow it.
Since the Black Wall St Times and other organizations have been aggressively snatching the truth from under the rug of Tulsa’s color-line problem, young people are intently and purposely stepping out of their comfort zones and pushing the social needle to end racism and discrimination in the city of Tulsa.
Last Saturday, January 20, 2018, women came together for the second year to participate in the Women’s March. Many wore pink pussy hats, held signs that said, “My body, my choice,” “Girls just want to have fun…damental rights” and other pro-feminist sentiments.
We cannot ignore the bigger historical implications of white men operating as though they have some intrinsic right to dominate and police the agency of the black woman, especially in the public sphere.
City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper supports good cops, not crooked ones. Why? Becuase her husband is a cop and she would never put his life in danger because she loves him.
This academic institution primarily focuses on Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts. Sankofa is best known for its high, academic achievement, Fine Art Performances (e.g., poetry and dance), and cultural excellence.
For African-American students in the state of Oklahoma, the quest for a quality education continues. Residents from north Tulsa are still harboring feelings of mistrust after a purposed closing of the 7-grade Mclain building and plans for Emerson Elementary school to transform into a Montessori were discussed at a recent Town Hall meeting.
black Americans, are perpetually having to carefully navigate the delicate sensibilities of white Americans in their quest to just be given their basic humanity and dignity in all aspects of their existence has only continued to leave black Americans in a white fragility minefield where our best interests are always left behind.
Ten-year-old Rosa Hernandez was in in the back of a medical transport vehicle in October. She and her cousin were traveling 150 miles by ambulance through the dark Texas backcountry from her home in Laredo to Corpus Christi. Rosa has cerebral palsy and was in need of an emergency gallbladder removal.
“Donald Trump is an embarrassment and a national disgrace. Members of Congress have a responsibility to the American people and our democracy to impeach him.
In the early 1980’s Sterling returned to Tulsa wondering why Tulsa wasn’t a city that claimed Martin Luther King’s Birthday as a national holiday. After meeting resistance from the city of Tulsa’s Parade Permit Department, he was denied an MLK Parade Permit for a couple of years, but that did not deter him from repeating the application process.
It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the one is utility and the other is culture. Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the ligitimate goals of his life.
As I read through the comments of many prominent white journalists now finally naming the president as a racist, I’m left wondering… what took so long? How was it only yesterday that we’ve moved from calling his comments “demeaning”, “unpresidential”, “disgusting” or “racially charged”, to speaking truth and calling him, the man, the President of the United States, an unapologetic racist?