Sherry Gamble-Smith and the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce 

“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.”


John Wittington Franklin: The naming of a school, the educators’ call, ​and remarkable families’ legacies 

There are a few times in my life when I am so fortunate to meet a person who I would consider an American titan, a great personage who simultaneously embodies strength and great intellect — an individual who has contributed significantly to the African American community and this country. 

I consider John Whittington Franklin, a man of that stature; although, I am quite sure he would think otherwise because he is the son of John Hope Franklin. And if you are obsessed with African American history, as am I, you would know that John Hope Franklin is the world-renowned scholar who chronicled From Slavery to Freedom.

Oklahoma man becomes victim of Lawton Police Department

In the video, the alleged criminal’s face — a man who simultaneously became a victim of police brutality — could visibly be seen with his face shoved into the concrete by one of the officers. The officer’s full weight was on the man’s back, therefore, restricking the man’s ability to breath. The other police officer could be seen forcefully punching the man on the side of the rib cage while yelling obscenities. 

Moms Demand Action Oklahoma collect thousands of signatures

Researchers have suggested that the presence of visible firearms may alter behavior and increase aggressive and violent behaviors.
Multiple studies show that restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons can increase public safety. For example, recent analyses have shown that states with weak standards for concealed carry have higher rates of violent crime and gun homicides than would be expected if the states had stricter standards for public carry.