[A few weeks ago], two Black men were arrested for sitting in a Starbucks here in Philadelphia. They were waiting for a friend who arrived shortly after his friends had been handcuffed. The men were supposedly “causing a disturbance” and “refused to buy anything.”
Meet Dr. Shavonda LaKay Pannell. She’s north Tulsa’s number one Chiropractor. Not only does she snap, crackle, and pop her clients back into formation, her dance team, the Prancing Pearls of Excellence, are a reflection of Dr. Pannell’s talent and dedication to seeing her community glitter and shine. Checkout our interview with Dr. Pannell on her amazingly talented dance team.
We call on local media outlets not to seek Henderson out for his statements on issues that affect the District which voted him out of office last year.
Jeremy Lake, a young black man, was shot to death in August of 2014 by Shannon Kepler, an off-duty cop. The third trial of Kepler started this week. The first two trials ended in hung juries.
After the shocking exchange, Goodwin had to demand that the Speaker of the House call order and stand up for her right to speak on the House floor, which he begrudgingly did after a painfully long silence.
Op/Ed By Nehemiah D. Frank Again, again, and again. Another Black Angel – taken from this world without a second thought and no apology from an American city’s local government. Charleena Lyles, a […]
Opinion | by Dawn Tree Managing Editor | Liz Frank Editor-in-Chief | Nehemiah Frank The jury has spoken, and Officer Betty Shelby got off Scot-free on her first-degree manslaughter charge on Wednesday, May […]
The new Greenwood Leadership Academy, scheduled to open this fall, plans to use a model similar to GCS’s; although, with a few adjustments to fit the needs of the students of North Tulsa.
Opinion | Orisabiyi Williams Managing Editor | Liz Frank To build a united community, the community must be on the same page. Of course, we all have individual ideas, varied talents, and […]
“Without education, he lives within the narrow, dark and grimy walls of ignorance. Education, on the other hand, means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free. To deny education to any people is one of the greatest crimes against human nature. It is easy to deny them the means of freedom and the rightful pursuit of happiness and to defeat the very end of their being.” – Frederick Douglass
After analyzing the roots of this word, it’s clear that we have failed as a city at reconciliation. At what point do we begin the hard work of genuine, working reconciliation?
Angels of light flew on chariots of steel through the night sky. They reached their unmelonated palms and abominable fingers into the heavens, grabbed a hand full of stars and angrily cast them in jealousy upon the joy filled descendants of Ibraham that dwelled in the District of Greenwood in the diaspora.
“God, if I have to spend the rest of my life in prison I just ask that you be here with me. I give you my walk and talk from here on out.”
Police are the agents of white power, who criminalize, incarcerate, and kill what white society deems a threat.
The last time I checked news headlines, the defendant’s name was Officer Betty Shelby, and Officer Shelby was on trial for first-degree manslaughter.