Asamoa-Caesar becomes the first Black and the youngest to serve as the nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives. He is also the first-ever Ghanaian American nominee for federal office in the United States.
“We found that State Question 805 would reduce Oklahoma’s incarceration rate enough that we could close some of our oldest and most expensive prisons. That means less overcrowding for inmates, safer conditions for guards and lower costs for taxpayers,” said Trent England, Executive Vice President of OCPA.
If leaders truly listened and were committed to checking their own power and dismantling systemic racism – in our governments, our criminal legal system, our schools, and elsewhere – we could find a path forward.
“The televised arrest of a Tulsa woman, granted ticketed access to the area surrounding the BOK Center shocked and upset many viewers.
In the real world, 74-year-old Donald Shaw is walking on the empty, parched grass slope by Tulsa’s noisy crosstown expressway. He’s on the other side of the city’s historical white-black dividing line from where President Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday with his overwhelmingly white supporters.
“To choose the date, to come to Tulsa, is totally disrespectful and a slap in the face to even happen,” said Sherry Gamble Smith, president of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce, an organization named after the prosperous black community that white Oklahomans burned down in a 1921 attack.
This Juneteenth, we encourage Oklahomans to commemorate the legacy of Black Wall Street by attending “I too, am America Juneteenth Rally for Justice ” hosted by the Greenwood community. A community still fighting for restitution, equality, and just treatment under the laws of the local, state, and federal government.