Cormell J. Padillow is a contributing writer/intern for the Black Wall Street Times and is a Wichita, Kansas transplant. He is The Black Wall Street Times’ first intern and is currently a high schooler at Langston Hughes Academy for Art and Technology, a free public charter school. Padillow has been a high school policy debater for 3-years and has competed at the National, State, and local levels. His words and pin have become the tool he uses to change the mind of the many.
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I used to teach at an urban charter school. Fortunately, every single person there actively chose to serve a predominantly minority population. And we all believed in our students’ ability, or at least we said we did. Nonetheless, most of us were White, especially the school’s leaders.
There has been renewed outcry regarding Fairstein’s role in the racially divisive case following the release last month of Netflix’s “When They See Us,” a miniseries directed by Ava DuVernay that dramatizes the events surrounding the trial.
If mass graves are present and can be directly associated with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, the City of Tulsa with the help of the Public Oversight Committee, must determine next steps as it relates to storing remains, DNA testing, and genealogical research, and commemorating the grave sites and honoring the remains.
We all know that change is difficult, especially when you’re trying to fill the shoes and vacuum of a strong, educated black woman who has similar lived experiences with those of the students, staff, and community which allows for her to better connect and communicate with the black students and black teachers.
The Black Wall Street Times spoke with an Oklahoma Climatologist who wrote a chapter of the U.S.’s 2017 National Climate Assessment dealing with the Southern Great Plains.
I can hear all my kids screaming and crying from the car. They witnessed it all! They didn’t believe Pete was my husband because I wasn’t wearing my ring due to my hands being swollen.