As all of the teachers have slowly and sullenly headed back to their collective classrooms throughout the state, a large portion of the state’s elected officials — who happen to be mostly Republicans — are actively trying to undo what little progress was made through the legislative remedies as a result of the teacher walkout.
Opinion By Nehemiah D. Frank
Oklahoma students consistently perform below nearly every other state in the nation, and I imagine that this year’s test scores will be lower due to unreasonable state legislators who have seemingly sworn their loyalty to oil and gas corporations. Considering last year’s average test score ranks Oklahoma at 49th in the nation for Pre-K through 12-grade education, we can literally hear the chains clanging against the floor as the new arrivals — former students — stroll into Oklahoma prisons. Our state ranks 2nd highest in the nation for incarceration and 1st in the world for incarceration of women.
The City of Tulsa and the Community Service Council released the first annual Equality Indicators report today at Tulsa City Hall, which uses data to measure equality using a tool developed in partnership with the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance and The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network.
My pay does not reflect my educational level or experience. Each year, more and more is expected of us but with fewer resources.
There is so much work to be done, and I am always among the first to admit that we are far from the ideal situation in this city. But I completely believe that we have enough people in our city that care about our kids to make things better.
Last Saturday, January 20, 2018, women came together for the second year to participate in the Women’s March. Many wore pink pussy hats, held signs that said, “My body, my choice,” “Girls just want to have fun…damental rights” and other pro-feminist sentiments.
As I read through the comments of many prominent white journalists now finally naming the president as a racist, I’m left wondering… what took so long? How was it only yesterday that we’ve moved from calling his comments “demeaning”, “unpresidential”, “disgusting” or “racially charged”, to speaking truth and calling him, the man, the President of the United States, an unapologetic racist?
Tulsa, Okla. — In the birthplace of local activism and mass movements in Tulsa, Our Revolution’s local chapter held its first body-meeting at the Rudisill Regional Library.
Unlike smaller organizations throughout the city, Our Revolution Tulsa is a subset of the national party, which was started by US Sen. Bernie Sanders. The social-democratic, political-action organization’s goals are to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders, and elevate political consciousness to the everyday man and woman in this country.
Because of them, Doug Jones, a man who brought the evil of the KKK to trial and who has fought for justice and civil rights for all people during his entire career will become the next US Senator from the state of Alabama.
DG Representatives interrupt church worship service demanding that the anti-Dollar General store sign come down.
Dollar General store development began the day after the 180-day moratorium on discount dollar stores was passed.
Aware Tulsa, the Terence Crutcher Family Foundation, and other concerned citizens are hosting Tulsa Protest Against Police Brutality on Sunday, October 22nd, at 3 p.m. outside of the Tulsa County Courthouse.
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.
Rupe, CEO of Rupe Helmer Group, the developer who is pushing for a new Dollar General on Pine near Carver Middle School, has not spoken publicly about the moratorium because he doesn’t have to.
When confronted with a situation that brings out that dangerous emotion called anger, you will always have choices as to how you handle that particular situation. React, or respond. We can all go back-over our lives and see what happens when we react, versus when we respond when confronted with something that makes the very hair on the back of our neck stand up and makes our blood boil.
Most people don’t know that Tate Brady was present during the massacre of 1921…Tate Brady was also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the General Secretary of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was also a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. As we see, the history runs deep in this city and truth should be told.