By Orisabiyi Williams|Contributing Editor Liz Varmecky Frank When we talk about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we talk about the March on Washington, his famous “I Have a Dream…” speech, MLK Day […]
Community Activist, Author, Consultant, Precinct Officer and mother of two.
Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” A tree without roots is displaced, knocked around and dies. The […]
It seems hopeless to fight for anything in North Tulsa since we are always pushed, looked over and stepped upon. However, there is something very powerful that we can do as a community and that is to BOYCOTT. Do not shop at that Dollar General. Continue to shop at the stores you normally patronize. Dollar General refused to hear us, and so we will choose to ignore them and shut them down by not spending our money there.
All of our lives we are told that our circumstances are the outcome of the choices we made. What if I told you that your circumstances are the results of your thoughts, […]
I have been the victim of thinking that we need leaders to make sustainable change, and I perceived those leaders to be only the affluent. A recent situation that I experienced left me so dispirited and frankly, it made me want to throw in the towel on activism.
Most people don’t know that Tate Brady was present during the massacre of 1921…Tate Brady was also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the General Secretary of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was also a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. As we see, the history runs deep in this city and truth should be told.
There are many talented, famous African-Americans that come from Tulsa. We know The Gap Band, Alfre Woodward, Demarco Morgan, Clifton Taulbert and Wayman Tisdale, just to name a few.
Mainstream media locally and nationally is the propaganda arm of white supremacy. This one picture, published by Tulsa’s only daily general interest print newspaper, has caused an uproar within a community.
North Tulsa faces a serious health crisis, the life expectancy for North Tulsa residents is 12.3 years shorter than those who live on the south side of the tracks. Discount dollar stores have a hand to play in the community’s crisis because they sell dangerous and unhealthy products.