Tulsa Public Schools superintendent Deborah Gist along with Board of Education President Suzanne Schreiber and Vice President Cindy Decker sent what some are calling an “unprecedented” letter to members of the city […]
Join Ambassador Ariana in having a lasting impact on Tulsa’s Gathering Place by submitting your name for the squirrel mascot, contest runs from Tuesday October 23rd until Tuesday October 30th. Contestants must be 18 or younger and have an adult submit their character name ideas on the Gathering Place website.
Richard Zobon Baxter challenged Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado to a friendly boxing match. Regalado declined challenge and to all appearances blocked Baxter from interviewing clients as a Bail Disruptor for The Bail Project. Vic Regalado employed Betty Shelby, the officer who killed unarmed Black man Terence Crutcher, to teach a class on how to survive.
Here they are, those kids you’ve heard so much about. Here are those children of immigrants who are supposedly threatening the safety and future stability of the United States.
In the state of Oklahoma, the commodity is terrifyingly Black and Brown bodies. Its jails and prisons embarrassingly burst at the seams while an intoxicating spirit of apathy socially pervades the political landscape. A pandemic ideology of lockup detrimentally thrashes and economically injures its poverty-stricken citizens and marginalized-constituents. Oklahoma is the prison capital of the world. It incarcerates more citizens per capita than other place on Earth. To make matters worst, Tulsa City Council Karen Gilbert proposes a truancy ordinance that contributes to the chaos and controversy of mass incarceration.
E. Scott Jones’ memoir; Open: A Memoir of Faith, Family, & Sexuality in the Heartland, released September of this year; invites us to examine Jones’ navigation of life as a baptist, a minister, a husband, a father, and an openly homosexual man living and working in the Midwest.
Protruding from the mouth of the bullhorn, Dr. Robert Turner’s voice fans the ashes of a Tulsa’s unresolved inner conflict between its Black and White neighbors.