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Poverty On Cruise Control

“Do you have a reliable form of transportation?”

Most people recognize that question as one of the first essential questions an employer asks to determine whether to hire someone. Even though the majority of Americans use a vehicle to get to work, for low-income households with no car, relying on public transportation can negatively impact their ability to find and hold a job. Limited bus routes, limited service times, and unforeseen breakdowns or delays can be the difference between making ends meet and being unemployed.

Meet the Duke of Black Wall Street

Dominic “Duke” Durant is a native Tulsan and Booker T. Washington High School graduate. Duke served in the United States Navy on board the USS Bataan LHD 5. He has earned the name “The Duke of Black Wall Street” for his interest in etiquette — coupled with fashion and attire, making him a dandy, nonetheless.

City of Tulsa Awarded $30 Million HUD Grant

The award of the $30 million FY2017 Implementation Grant and significant additional leverage will accelerate and achieve the community’s vision for Eugene Field’s transformation. With these resources, the housing authority, the City, and their development partner, McCormack Baron Salazar Inc. will replace 390 units of distressed public and HUD-assisted housing with 460 units of high quality mixed-income housing. The redevelopment will break up these concentrated super blocks, creating townhomes and garden style apartments with pedestrian friendly streets, greenspaces, and commercial amenities.

Justice Deferred Is Justice Denied

Earlier this month, President Trump selected Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, setting the stage for what will no doubt be a contentious nomination contest. To most, Kavanaugh’s selection as someone from the conservative Heritage Foundation’s shortlist is not surprising, but his vocal support for an Executive Branch with as few restrictions as possible makes him a more concerning decision than most.