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.
I have so many hopes and dreams for you, that if I tried to say them all, they would run longer than the entire Harry Potter series!
— 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.
A public school meeting elevates the harsh existence of a divided Tulsa and the unfortunate, long-lasting tale — how two cities persist sixty-four years after Brown v. Board of Education (whereby, TPS integrated in the 1970s) and nearly ninety-seven years after the 1921 Tulsa Massacre.
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.
“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, 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.
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.