by Managing Editor Timantha Norman (Photo credit: The New York Times) A classroom full of listless, distracted adolescents trying to power through academic content within weeks that would normally takes months in […]
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. symbolically ends at the Frisco Railroad tracks, where it was once nearly illegal for any black person to cross the tracks without permission or permits. Why didn’t the White city officials want to embrace Dr. King’s Dream by extending the street through to south Tulsa?
Again, we hear the governor of one of the most accommodating states for gun ownership in the nation ask grieving parents “How could this happen in this country? How could this happen in this state? You come to the conclusion that this is just absolute evil.”
As a former employee of the district, I’ve been watching the news coverage of the ongoing saga at Edison High School with the exasperated knowledge of a weathered insider. I also began to notice the massive amount of misinformation and misconceptions about what was really taking place there from outsiders and insiders of the city’s education sphere alike.
The New York Rens were the first all-black fully professional African-American owned basketball team, formed in Harlem in 1923. That year, basketball manager Robert “Bob” Douglas made a deal with Harlem real estate developer William Roach, the owner of the new Renaissance Ballroom and Casino.
I have so many hopes and dreams for you, that if I tried to say them all, they would run longer than the entire Harry Potter series!
— have been words falsely labeled as simple descriptors when in actuality, they are evidence of the continued sexism and racism that plagues our society. Women in leadership have always faced adversity and are still seen as second-rate citizens in our country. We see this play out on a national level, but we also see this through daily interactions with those of privilege.
A public school meeting elevates the harsh existence of a divided Tulsa and the unfortunate, long-lasting tale — how two cities persist sixty-four years after Brown v. Board of Education (whereby, TPS integrated in the 1970s) and nearly ninety-seven years after the 1921 Tulsa Massacre.
Congressman Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to Freedmen’s Bureau bill authorizing the distribution of public land and confiscated land and to freedmen and loyal refugees in forty-acre lots. The measure was defeated in the House by a vote of 126 to 37. A black delegation, led by Frederick Douglas called on President Johnson and urged ballots for former slaves. Meeting ended in disagreement and controversy after Johnson reiterated his opposition to black suffrage.
“The new Dollar General on Pine will be opening within the next week or two. I am asking for your support in not shopping there. Continue to use the Dollar General on Peoria or the Family Dollar on Pine. Let’s shut them down! Withholding your dollars is better than any protest we could ever do. Make them hear you District 1! Shut it down!” – Dist. 1 Councilor Vanessa Hall-Haper
TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Public Schools pre-kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year will open on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at 8 a.m. Parents and guardians of children who will be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2018 are encouraged to enroll online at www.tulsaschools.org/enroll or in person at the district’s Enrollment Center at 2819 S. New Haven Ave. in Tulsa. All district pre-kindergarten programs are free and full-day.
Solutions to Culturally Specific Health Disparities Project Offers Solutions, Strategies for Those Living with Diabetes and Disabilities
On February 27, 2018, the Langston University Department of Rehabilitation Counseling in partnership with Tulsa Healthy Start and The Institute for Developing Communities will host the first in a series of workshops designed to assist those living with diabetes and the subsequent disabilities that impact many citizens suffering from chronic illnesses.
Last Thursday’s meeting at McLain high school elevated the city’s African-American community’s frustration in regards to decades of mistreatment by TPS toward north-side schools, which boast predominately African-American student demographics.
We must work together to research and explore the possibilities available. We have to be willing to open our hearts and minds to new ways of learning, experiencing life and developing skills in untraditional ways. Yes, it’s okay to do that.
I noticed that I was not alone. This year, I saw much more attention being paid by my White friends and colleagues to the concept of the “White moderate” that Dr. King expressed in “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.”