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RacismStinks takes over the Greenwood District for a unifying event

On Sunday RacismStinks held its 5th annual Race Against Racism 5K and Skunk Run on Greenwood Avenue in the historic Greenwood District. 

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US: How Abusive, Biased Policing Destroys Lives

Abusive policing in Tulsa, Oklahoma that targets black people and poor people, diminishes the quality of life in all communities, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights Watch released the report on the eve of the third anniversary of the killing of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man. That killing led Human Rights Watch to investigate everyday police interactions in Tulsa as a window into the larger human rights problems with policing throughout the United States.

‘Harriet,’ the first film about Tubman, premieres in Toronto

“Harriet,” starring 32-year-old British actress Cynthia Erivo, presents a younger, more vibrant picture of Tubman, whose accomplishments have often been entombed in middle-school history books. And the best-known appearance of Tubman, who was in her late 20s when she escaped from slavery and began going back South to help others to freedom, has largely been of her as an older woman.

Where were you on 9/11?

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.

Demanding a JusTulsa Calls for Citizen Input in the Development of an Independent Oversight Model

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”.