As communities of color, and thereby the nation as a whole, continue to suffer from the devastating effects of the “War on Drugs”, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters from outside his golf club in New Jersey to declare the opioid epidemic a “national emergency” (though he would later officially refer to it as a “public health emergency”, diminishing the requirement for federal intervention), the “likes of which we have never seen”.
This history of exclusion and lack of social, cultural, and economic reinforcement is still influential for students of color as Tierney (2002) explains that integration into the institution’s environment and academic success can be exceedingly difficult, especially at majority white institutions.
They are being manipulated, playing right into an ancient game instituted a long time ago. The elites pit us against them like dog fighters. The wealthy elite class market patriotism and love of country to get poor-whites to buy into the illusion that they are part of something but in actuality they are no more than just pawns in the game that are nothing more than collateral damage. While Multi-national Corporations, Wall Street Bankers, Big Pharma, the Fossil Fuel industry and the modern-day oligarchs are laughing all the way to the bank.
Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” A tree without roots is displaced, knocked around and dies. The […]
By Nehemiah D. Frank Sometimes, reading in-between the lines can uncloak the scariest revelation imaginable: the undesirable self-truth that the “system” is a living and breathing bio-mechanical beast. And when the creature […]
Yes, White folks, I know you are rejecting my premise [some not], but those of you who are bristling over my remarks, but if you really think deeply, you will begin to see and feel the same reality….”You have become one of us and maybe you too, should take a knee and join the march for JUSTICE and EQUAL TREATMENT for ALL” !!!
By Atlas Agbaara “Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy, we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.” Stokely Carmichael. Since the beginning of American […]
It seems hopeless to fight for anything in North Tulsa since we are always pushed, looked over and stepped upon. However, there is something very powerful that we can do as a community and that is to BOYCOTT. Do not shop at that Dollar General. Continue to shop at the stores you normally patronize. Dollar General refused to hear us, and so we will choose to ignore them and shut them down by not spending our money there.
Dear, Sheriff Scott Walton, of Roger’s County Oklahoma,
Am I sure you have heard of Robert Edward Lee? I am for certain!
And it is self-evident, Oklahomans believe Lee is such a great and esteemed personage that they dedicated a school to honor his life, right, in the heart of the city of Tulsa on September 16, 1918.
I am confident that you are well aware that Lee wasn’t a patriot of the United States of America but was, in fact, a traitor, a Benedict Arnold. He was a self-proclaimed rebel who committed the worst crime against his, own, nation and who now represents a shameful and disgraceful past to the very breath of the soul for what our living U.S. Constitution is founded upon – Freedom, Liberty, and Justice for all.
You see, Lee was born one-hundred years before Oklahoma’s territory became a state. At this time, our country was young and filled with immoral, immature, and inconsistent ideologies. During this era, racism and white supremacy pervaded and reverberated in the very heartbeat of our democracy.
Then, when God’s enlightenment began to resonate out of the voices of abolitionist, echoes of reason and logic became the light and liberty of this Union.
However, rejecting the light as Satan did himself, Robert and his white, predominately male, demon-ridden thugs decided to remain in the darkness.
Research indicates that Black students are underrepresented in Advanced Placement and gifted programs, but overrepresented in special education and discipline referrals.