When you talk about transforming a narrative and changing a narrative, that is not something that you get to say and then just watch happen. It is a day by day, decisions by decision battle that you have to have internally with yourself, you have to have with the students in your classroom, and you have to have with the families that are bringing these students into our building every day.
The education grant is allocated for the expansion of some 30 charter schools across the Sooner state. Oklahoma is one of nine states notified, last Thursday, by the Department of Education regarding the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools’ Program (CSP) Grants to State Entities.
On Monday morning, we woke up to 59 broken families. Fifty-nine fewer citizens. Fifty-nine lives cut short. Fifty-nine candles lit in memoriam.
A thunderous boo during the National Anthem at Cowboy stadium in Arlington, TX reminded us of the Colosseum. 80% of the players are black and the majority of the crowed white demanding the players just play football and publicly disapproving their first amendment rights.
I applaud the efforts to bring student issues to light. What I have heard from some students is that the shirt was created response to taunts and negative comments from students on social media.
It is on us, as individuals, as communities, and as a country, to determine whether our brilliant black and brown children will be forced to continue to walk in the shadow of their oppressors; in the shadow of white supremacy.
Tulsa, let’s be a source of hope to our friends who are experiencing tragedy in this time.
Long-awaited, the Brady Arts Business Administration voted today, Friday, August 25, 2017, to remove the name “Brady” District. The Administration’s decision comes after years of push back from North Tulsa community members who refused to honor known Klansmans Tate Brady by either not shopping or constantly reminding Tulsan’s of Tate Brady’s Klansman’s activities.
#91, Calvin Barnett, Booker T. Washington High School Grad, OSU Grad, and former NFL player, helped to show The Kings the direction out of Tulsa.
A white national terrorist mowed down a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, V.A. The attack occurred between 1:40 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The counter-protesters were marching peacefully in opposition to a white supremacist rally, permitted by the city.