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.
On this day in African-American History, Booker T. Washington delivered his explosive “Atlanta Compromise” speech address at the Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta, GA on this date in 1895.
And it truly has been a year from “pain to purpose.” I can honestly tell you that I’m not the same person I was a year ago. Because for the last 12 months, I have learned to experience the full weight of the black man’s burden this society places on us.
It is no secret; your district has zero dollar discount stores. Councilors imply you are friends with Rupe Halmer, the developer who will be constructing the fifth-tenth dollar discount store in North Tulsa. Do you believe your acquaintance or friendship with the developer impacts your decision to vote for or against the 180-Day Moratorium? Please, explain your answer as thoroughly as possible?
With ‘race’ being an inescapable factor in the conversation of justice in America, it is irresponsible to omit the racial demographics of those incarcerated. On the Department of Corrections website, there is no place where you can see the total numbers of incarcerated individuals by their race, despite this information being available on each individual’s profile, along with height, weight, hair color, and eye color.
“Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects millions of people throughout the world and is particularly common among those with ancestry from sub-Saharan Africa.”
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.