A category five hurricane struck the Commonwealth of the Bahamas at 12:40 p.m. on a Sunday with catastrophic wind guest between 185 to 220 mph and a storm surge as high as 23 feet.
“As they showed me the pictures of what was and now what is, as they told me the story,” referring to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, “they broke up the soil of my soul. I couldn’t contain my tears.” These are the words from a seemingly-humbled US senator, and ambitious 2020 Democratic presidential candidate named Cory Booker.
Follow the yellow brick road as Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College visits the Emerald City for the season premiere of the 2019-2020 TTCU Pops series with two witches and a young girl from Kansas. “The Wonderful Music of Oz” will transport audience members somewhere over the rainbow with all things Oz, including Broadway’s “Wicked,” “The Wiz,” Hollywood’s classic film “The Wizard of Oz,” and other pop songs inspired by the novel, including Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
When Corey Atchison walked out of the Tulsa County Jail in late July, 28 years after being imprisoned for a crime eyewitness then and now said he didn’t commit, the local media emphasized his gratitude at being free and his noble pursuit of a job. Yet, virtually no attention was given to the white supremacist legal system that perpetuates wrongful convictions and mass incarceration disproportionately on African American communities.
The winning team in the Men’s 18+ category will win $1,000. The winning team in the High School Boys and Girls and Youth categories will win a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificate worth $100 for each player.
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Park opening, Gathering Place is bringing the Rickey Smiley Morning Show to Tulsa in partnership with Perry Broadcasting. The show will be LIVE on Friday, September 13 from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the ONEOK Boathouse Overlook at Gathering Place.
A year ago, the world was transported to the fictional nation of Wakanda, and black children were vehemently empowered by the presence of a black Marvel superhero, Wakanda’s King T’Challa.