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Month: August 2019

A senator humbled by a nearly forgotten American Story

“As they showed me the pictures of what was and now what is, as they told me the story,” referring to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, “they broke up the soil of my soul. I couldn’t contain my tears.” These are the words from a seemingly-humbled US senator, and ambitious 2020 Democratic presidential candidate named Cory Booker.

Signature Symphony Defies Gravity with Season Kick-Off

Follow the yellow brick road as Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College visits the Emerald City for the season premiere of the 2019-2020 TTCU Pops series with two witches and a young girl from Kansas. “The Wonderful Music of Oz” will transport audience members somewhere over the rainbow with all things Oz, including Broadway’s “Wicked,” “The Wiz,” Hollywood’s classic film “The Wizard of Oz,” and other pop songs inspired by the novel, including Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”

Mass incarceration and immigrant detention are two sides of the same coin

When Corey Atchison walked out of the Tulsa County Jail in late July, 28 years after being imprisoned for a crime eyewitness then and now said he didn’t commit, the local media emphasized his gratitude at being free and his noble pursuit of a job. Yet, virtually no attention was given to the white supremacist legal system that perpetuates wrongful convictions and mass incarceration disproportionately on African American communities.

Mayor Bynum Silently Neutral on Gun Control while Mayor Holt Publicly Signs Petition

Taking a stance against House Bill 2597 is nothing short of a noble act that few Republican politicians are willing to publicly object for fear of being alienated by their base. Cleary Mayor Holt understands that the bill will inevitably endanger the lives of every Oklahoman at grocery stores, schools, churches, including our law enforcement officers and should be repealed. He displayed his level of concern for his city by being public to his huge social media following.