Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you know the racial socio-political climate sweeping the globe. Akin to Emmett Till’s murder, a catalyst for the worldwide Civil Rights Movement, George Floyd’s killing by Minnesota police on May 25, 2020, sparked outrage globally.
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Mississippi’s House and Senate voted in succession Sunday afternoon to retire the flag, each chamber drawing broad bipartisan support for the historic decision. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will sign the bill, and the state flag would lose its official status as soon as he signs the measure.
The battle emblem — a red field topped by a blue X with 13 white stars — has been in the upper-left corner of the Mississippi flag since 1894. White supremacists in the Legislature put it there during backlash to the political power that African Americans gained after the Civil War.
The last of three one-time Ku Klux Klansmen convicted of a 1963 Alabama church bombing that killed four Black girls and was the deadliest single attack of the civil rights movement, has died in prison.
Understanding that segregation was used as a term to disenfranchise our idea of self-sufficiency in an ironic manner, we should continue fighting to maintain ourselves instead of engaging in a false battle of impossible integration.
The Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) breaks ground on Oasis Fresh Market, a long-awaited grocery store for the North Tulsa community. The grocery store will greatly increase access for residents to buy higher quality food.
“Children are at the very center of all that we do, and we created this video to share children’s perspective as they reflect and ask questions about what’s happening in our world today,” said Tony Moore, Gathering Place Executive Director and writer and producer of “What Kind of World.”