Last month, a reporter from the Washington Post traveled to Tulsa in search of the truth about life in the historic Greenwood District before, during, and after the Black Wall Street Massacre. DeNeen Brown, a resident of Washington D.C., stayed in Tulsa for a few days to talk and visit with Tulsans to see just what makes T-Town tick. Ms. Brown returned to the nation’s capital with her discoveries and stories of the victim’s descendants who had lost lives and property during that monstrous and human-made disaster. The internationally recognized publication has provoked thoughts and discussions, both genuine and evil-natured, among Tulsans surrounding those hidden pages in Tulsa’s darkest chapter of American history.
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“The Hexagon” showcases the tragedy, the comedy, the tragicomedy and the avant-garde, reflecting the breadth and scope of Black Wall Street Theatre. As part of its mission to further bridge the gap in the Tulsa theatre community, Black Wall Street Theatre is home to a diverse array of playwrights, actors and directors that share a similar worldview despite being from different backgrounds.
Teachers, you have the political will to build on recent school funding successes toward a demand for sustained results, and you’re building the political power with scores of new education candidates running for state and local offices who can actually transform proposals into policy.
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls to hold national FreeHer conference in Tulsa
The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls will hold its national conference, FreeHer, in Tulsa on Sept. 28-30. Oklahoma leads the nation in incarceration, but Tulsa is an outlier, producing proven strategies to reduce the prison population. This conference will highlight criminal justice reform work being done around the country as well as in Tulsa.
There is an anti-charter school movement that is sweeping the US like an uncontrollable wide-fire. Black students, once again, are unfortunately caught in the crossfires amid drive-bys taking place between the Red and Blue political gangs; that are the Democrat and Republican parties. Two political bodies seemingly fail to harken on the ambitious that black Americans actually wanted during the Brown v Board of Education debate in the early 1950s, which was equity in education from academics to administrations.
Oklahoma has surpassed Louisiana to become the incarceration capitol of the world earlier this year. Studies have shown that suspending students out of school leads to negative educational outcome and a higher likelihood of entering the criminal justice system.