Some people say Franklin’s historic appointment is worthy of some celebration within Tulsa’s African American community. But others think having a black police chief is not enough.
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“I am fully aware that elected school board members should operate in the best interest of all children; however, this written opinion is about educational justice for black Tulsa children.”
The East Central student said that he believes it’s essential to continue elevating these critical roles. “It’s important to me to play the role of Emmett Till because kids today need to know about history.”
Block Builderz and Together Oklahoma are hosting “Saving Our Future: Ending Cash Bail” on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at the Historic Vernon AME Church.
“For black Americans, there was nothing that white landowners, businesses, banks, and politicians might not take: Their wages and their homes, their businesses and their wealth, their votes and their power, and even their lives,” Bloomberg said.
With a traditional second line brass band at their helm, the parents marched down Bourbon Street and shouted “Death to the Status Quo” of America’s broken and unequal education system into the ether.
Today, after a rushed process, Mayor G.T. Bynum selected the city’s first Black police chief, Wendell Franklin. However, instead of celebrating this historic selection, we have many concerns.