By Orisabiyi Williams|Contributing Editor Liz Varmecky Frank When we talk about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we talk about the March on Washington, his famous “I Have a Dream…” speech, MLK Day […]
By Khalil Hakim
The internet is the last vestige of free-flowing information not controlled by multi-national corporations. It has shown it has many uses from online classes to entertainment, social media an just good old fashion information can be found on the internet.
One of the most important uses of the internet is independent news. From the Young Turks, Redacted, Ring of Fire, Mother Jones, and other independent online news networks have shown a journalistic responsibility to report the truth. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about major media conglomerates: CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News. All of the major American media companies are controlled by 15 Billionaires. That’s right! people own every media outlet in America. They control what we hear, see an read. To understand the complexity of this.
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.
TULSA, Okla. – Building on the success of last spring’s Exploring Equity series, Tulsa Public Schools will continue these community conversations beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5:15 p.m. at the Education […]
SPORTS – Dominic A. Durant Many people know Coach Keith Reed. He’s a father, a brother, an uncle, a friend, a Tulsan, and a staple in the community. I would be doing […]
As communities of color, and thereby the nation as a whole, continue to suffer from the devastating effects of the “War on Drugs”, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters from outside his golf club in New Jersey to declare the opioid epidemic a “national emergency” (though he would later officially refer to it as a “public health emergency”, diminishing the requirement for federal intervention), the “likes of which we have never seen”.
This history of exclusion and lack of social, cultural, and economic reinforcement is still influential for students of color as Tierney (2002) explains that integration into the institution’s environment and academic success can be exceedingly difficult, especially at majority white institutions.
Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” A tree without roots is displaced, knocked around and dies. The […]
By Nehemiah D. Frank Sometimes, reading in-between the lines can uncloak the scariest revelation imaginable: the undesirable self-truth that the “system” is a living and breathing bio-mechanical beast. And when the creature […]
Yes, White folks, I know you are rejecting my premise [some not], but those of you who are bristling over my remarks, but if you really think deeply, you will begin to see and feel the same reality….”You have become one of us and maybe you too, should take a knee and join the march for JUSTICE and EQUAL TREATMENT for ALL” !!!