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Month: May 2018

Ricco Wright Named Managing Editor of The Black Wall Street Times

“The Black Wall Street Times is to Tulsa today what The Crisis was to Harlem a century ago. But our eyes are gazing at the future as much as our minds are reflecting on the past. The Black Wall Street Times is a global enterprise. Technology these days affords those who can access it the opportunity to make our global community local. What a powerful reality! That’s why we’ll never charge our readers. Access is the new civil right.” – Ricco Wright

Y’all Can Have Betsy DeVos, I’m Checking for Stacy Abrams

“If a principal or a teacher finds out that a certain child is undocumented, or his or her family members are undocumented, do you feel that the principal or teacher is responsible to call ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and to have that family reported?”

Her response? “Sir, I think that’s a school decision. That’s a local community decision. And again, I refer to the fact that we have laws and we also are compassionate.”

Fifty Years After Kerner, the Nation Is Still Separate and Unequal, But It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

A high-quality, well-rounded education—one that includes mathematics and reading as well as the sciences, social studies and civics, world languages, physical education, and the arts—prepares our children to thrive in college and careers, and as engaged members of our democratic society. And yet, students of color and students from low-income families continuously are denied their right to learn because we choose, as a society, to provide them with less.

Risha Grant teaches America how to call its own BS

She is self-described as a small-town girl, ex-preacher’s wife, bisexual and African American. The cards of predictive jeers couldn’t be stacked any higher against her. Yet, having been reared in the most conservative state in the nation — Oklahoma, where not one county voted for Barack Obama in 2008 — she’s learned to recognize her own “BS”. Now, she helps others to understand and acknowledge their own BS, and the city she lives in is better for it.