The NTCC Discrimination & Justice task-force is serving as a convener working to unite individual civic minded groups in the target zip codes to increase overall voter participation by at least 10% in the upcoming general election.
We’re no longer satisfied with living in a city with just a lot of black people; we want to live in a place where black people are organized and working towards a common conscientious goal. When we consider this new way of thinking in the new black millennial, it tears down all the indicators the prognosticators use to craft their crystal ball images.
Since the Black Wall St Times and other organizations have been aggressively snatching the truth from under the rug of Tulsa’s color-line problem, young people are intently and purposely stepping out of their comfort zones and pushing the social needle to end racism and discrimination in the city of Tulsa.
We cannot ignore the bigger historical implications of white men operating as though they have some intrinsic right to dominate and police the agency of the black woman, especially in the public sphere.
City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper supports good cops, not crooked ones. Why? Becuase her husband is a cop and she would never put his life in danger because she loves him.
black Americans, are perpetually having to carefully navigate the delicate sensibilities of white Americans in their quest to just be given their basic humanity and dignity in all aspects of their existence has only continued to leave black Americans in a white fragility minefield where our best interests are always left behind.
“Donald Trump is an embarrassment and a national disgrace. Members of Congress have a responsibility to the American people and our democracy to impeach him.
Citizens are crying out for better policing practices across the city. On Thursday, December 28, 2017, the Terence Crutcher Foundation hosted a community town hall meeting at the 36th Street North Event Center. The evening was filled with speakers advocating for change in policies and police-officer relations with north Tulsa residents. Dr. Tiffany Crutcher was poised, eloquent, and calm whenever she spoke at the town hall. She recounted how she and her family have been treated since her brother, Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Betty Shelby, and the subsequent trial, and she spoke of community relations with TPD and the goals of the Terence Crutcher Foundation. At the end of the town hall meeting, the audience viewed a video from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) addressing statements that District One’s city councilor, Vanessa Hall-Harper made against TPD and Betty Shelby. Hall-Harper claimed that the FOP participates in a culture of corruption, and she refused to back down whenever she was questioned about her comments. The FOP member in the video stated that he did not understand why Mrs. Hall-Harper holds those beliefs, and that is one of the biggest problems dividing the police and the FOP from the community.
The white-supremacy institutions of Tulsa, Oklahoma are well-oiled machines, working against the progress of District One its Councilwoman, Vanessa Hall-Harper.
What the Tulsa World Editorial Writers fail to understand is that the councilwoman’s constituents asked the councilor to push for the moratorium with the aim being an end to the proliferation of discount-dollar stores in north Tulsa.
It is important to remember the majority of the city’s African-American community and their allies considers the moratorium a victory.
Because of them, Doug Jones, a man who brought the evil of the KKK to trial and who has fought for justice and civil rights for all people during his entire career will become the next US Senator from the state of Alabama.
There is little to no evidence of the formal implementation of new policies. A key example of this is that the policy provided for body-worn cameras in the dashboard, which cites page 318 of the Public Policy Manual, is, in fact, an older policy for Mobile Vehicle Recording Systems. This policy is specific to police vehicles and does not encompass body-worn cameras. In fact, body-worn cameras are not mentioned once in the current Public Policy Manual.
By Nate Morris
It was raining that morning.
Not a heavy rain, not drenching rain; a nuisance rain. It was the type of rain that fell just enough to make that air feel that gray, damp kind of cold. The kind of cold that makes it seem like the day is better spent asleep. But this day was different. This damp cold air was not sullen, it was electric. I stood outside in this buzzing air, waiting with anticipation with my student standing next to me. Today, inside the red brick building before us, he would cast the first vote of his life.
Anna America spoke up for herself and colleagues who were called racist. A lecture began on the severity of Nazis and Klansman. Citizens were told that when things don’t go our way that we assume the worse and call others racist. That was the most belittling thing I have ever heard them say. The citizens that spoke were intelligent, provoked thought and explained their grievances appropriately.
It is no secret; your district has zero dollar discount stores. Councilors imply you are friends with Rupe Halmer, the developer who will be constructing the fifth-tenth dollar discount store in North Tulsa. Do you believe your acquaintance or friendship with the developer impacts your decision to vote for or against the 180-Day Moratorium? Please, explain your answer as thoroughly as possible?
Oppressed people sit under the confines of an oppressor stewing in the lack; the lack of good food, the lack of good education, the lack of good health care but most importantly the lack of opportunity to create the lives where they could live without lack.