District 1 Tulsa City Council candidate Jerry Goodwin received a ruthless rebuke from Blake Ewing at Wednesday’s city council meeting. This came after Goodwin pulled what Councilor Ewing considers a political stunt against his opponent, current City Councilwoman Vanessa Hall-Harper — the only African American elected official serving on city council.
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Richard Phillips, who identified himself as an employee of the Kravis Foundation in Tulsa, took to the podium at Monday night’s TPS Board meeting to seemingly threaten current funding for a children’s summer arts program if the school board voted to remove the name ‘Lee’ from the former ‘Robert E. Lee Elementary.’
My purpose in life is to serve communities where everyone can grow to their highest potential. My work as founding principal at GLA has been in service to that purpose, and I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of GLA to enable our community to continue to manifest its limitless potential. I am yielding to the guidance of a higher power to step aside, not yet fully understanding why, but certain that it is the right thing for me to do at this time, and that hindsight will once again provide validation.
If there’s one thing that gets today’s parents upset, it is when they think that their child isn’t getting the playing time they deserve on a team. There are all sorts of reasons for this “injustice,” not the least of which is when the coach plays his own son or daughter over players that are demonstrably better by every measure. And there’s nothing wrong with thinking that what’s happening with your child is unfair; it often is. Daddy Ball is real.
Robert E. Lee Elementary, as a newly built school, was dedicated in honor of the Confederate General as part of a four-day-long Reunion of Confederate Veterans that happened in Tulsa in September 1918.
Tomi, a white woman, places herself between two blackmen: Turned-activist Colin Kaepernick and Cowboy’s football quarterback Dak Prescott.
OU Senior Hannah Grillot told the OU Daily that she was “deeply disturbed” by Shumate’s termination. She asked why is “the university turning a blind eye toward white men who prey on and endanger students” but swiftly fires a black employee for driving a car home.