State Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Oklahoma Joy Hofmeister will testify before the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 9:15 a.m. (Central time) in Washington, D.C.
Okla. Superintendent Joy Hofmeister testifies before U.S. House Subcommittee on Trauma-Informed Instruction
Marcy Borders was escaping the twin towers that received a direct strike from terrorist. She became known as “dust lady” by the infamous photograph taken by Stan Honda during the 9/11 attacks. On that day Borders was one of the fortunate victims who seemingly escaped the collapsing buildings in lower Manhattan.
Brokelahoma, a new feature-length documentary that gives you a peek into what is happening to America’s schools, will make its public premiere in Tulsa on Monday, September 23rd at Circle Cinema. The film delves into our country’s public school issues by interviewing current and former Oklahoma educators.
We are hopeful that the mayor’s choice to pull the current ordinance signals efforts from his office to deeply engage the members of our community most directly affected by racial disparities in policing. Generations of inaction have led us to this critical moment in our city and we believe deeply in our collective opportunity, as the mayor has stated to the city council, to “get this right”.
Lawton community leaders call for cultural change to police department after “excessive force” incident
Days after neighbors recorded a viral video in which white Lawton police officers were captured beating and choking an unarmed black man, community leaders called for a meeting with the Mayor and Chief of police to demand a transparent investigation into the incident and to push for solutions to the lack of trust between local residents and LPD.
Before Velvet Brown-Watts became a married woman, her mother, Bonnie Johnson, who was a nurse, told her never to marry a man who also has the sickle cell trait (SCT).
Brown-Watts is one of the few African Americans knowledgeable about being a carrier of SCT, which is nothing to be ashamed.
“We established the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce because the community was asking for a chamber that can advocate for their business, specifically, the black business community. In addition to that, we definitely wanted to make sure that the African American community is actively a part of what’s happening in our city of Tulsa.”