Editorial | by Nehemiah D. Frank In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools were unconstitutional. Upon the Justices’ decision, African-American students […]
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.
“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?
“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.”
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.
Organizations, like The National Center for Police Defense, Inc., perpetuate the deep racial lines in the United States with the Federal government’s approval.