Tulsa was as Abu Dhabi is today — bustling, from the black oil that Americans extracted from the grounds below.
In its short history, Oklahoma has bore witness to some of the most horrific acts of racial terror in the United States, including the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre when white mobsters and klansmen destroyed the thriving Greenwood neighborhood and lynched hundreds of Black citizens. Our disturbing past cannot be hidden; it must be faced head-on.
A year after Tulsa’s first Equality Indicators report was released, data shows it’s clear the city needs bold leadership and action to create needed change.
By: BWST Editorial Board For eight months, Tulsa city councilors have been deliberating around one particular issue: whether or not to hold public hearings about Tulsa Police Department data showing racially biased […]
“We’re still here”: Hundreds fill event center to discuss policing reform and demand action from city leaders
“It’s been 902 days since my twin brother was gunned down in the street,” Dr. Tiffany Crutcher told a crowd of nearly two hundred people who packed the 36th Street North Event Center in Tulsa on Thursday night.
For many in the community, the missing plaques and name changes are emblematic of a deeper, more disturbing trend signifying the erasure of a pivotal piece of the nation’s past.