The Raleigh White congregation agreed three years ago to share its space with a predominantly black congregation, but conflicts arose. In March, when some of the black worshippers arrived at the church unexpectedly, a black female was told to use the restroom at a nearby convenience store, rather than the restroom in the church.
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For kids of color, especially those in North Tulsa, A Gathering Place just might be where reading and having fun finally converge ― and where their imaginations can roam just as much as their bodies will.
Findings of Tulsa Equality Indicators Inaugural Report Confirm Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice System
(Tulsa Mayor G. T. Bynum | Photo Courtesy of Mvskoke Vision) By Hailey Ferguson This past April, the City of Tulsa and the Community Service Council released the inaugural Equality Indicators […]
What if Robert E. Lee Elementary School was named after Tulsa’s distinguished American historian, John Hope Franklin? It is not a far-fetched idea if you think about it. It is a thought that reinforces this need for reconciliation.
Gathering Place today announced that Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) pledged a $3 million donation to support the Willow Beach area on the west side of Peggy’s Pond.
Greenwood ― the most preeminent black community in the United States at the time ― was home to 10,000 residents and contained scores of black-owned businesses, hotels, restaurants, law offices, doctors offices, movie theaters, and more. Following an incident between a young black man and a young white woman in a downtown elevator, many of the nearly 3,200 Klan members in Tulsa and countless more white vigilantes armed themselves with firearms and marched north to Greenwood.
On Saturday, May 23, hundreds of people from across the United States descended upon the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District for the 21st Anniversary of the Black Wall Street Memorial March organized by the African Ancestral Society.
Bishop Carlton Pearson releases powerful video on the 97th Anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre and calls out the church to become the “people of the way.”
Tulsa Public Schools has announced that the district’s 2018-2019 budget is being developed under the assumption that 100 percent of the certified and support personnel pay raises as outlined in House Bill 1023XX and House Bill 1026XX will be funded by the state.
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Long before her racist tweet about former Obama advisor and friend Valerie Jarrett, Roseanne had revealed herself as someone willing to say hateful—and yes, crazy—things in a public forum. She has been showing us who she is for decades and it’s hard to understand how or why we would elevate her to a
A woman who was found dead Wednesday in a stairwell of a power plant at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital had dementia and vanished from a nearby mental health facility 10 days ago, her daughter said.
“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.”
Art should be funded because it is necessary for representation; it helps to fosters culture, and it gives credence to narratives that need to be heard. He also believes that people are in need of access to art and that it can even be cathartic and healing for those dealing with trauma.
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.