Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri’s Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century.
This, seemingly referring the Black Lives Matter mural, is something that the Mayor of Tulsa is using to divide the Black community.
“On Sunday, August 2, 2020 we experienced deceit, hate and an attempt at intimidation from a large group of individuals in support of “Blue Lives Matter” and also known as “Back The Blue.” This caravan, where individuals flew Trump 2020 flags, at least one Confederate Flag and Back The Blue Flags on our parking lot, was quickly asked to shut down and were escorted off of the property.
I find it interesting that Mayor GT Bynum would choose to contact the Greenwood Chamber when the Chamber doesn’t have jurisdiction over the historic street.
“Two of the biggest issues facing Tulsa today are the pandemic and racism. Nothing in Mayor Bynum’s reelection platform directly addresses these pervasive issues.” — from the Editorial Board
If Tulsa city officials erase the BLM mural, it will only show that Black people have lost complete control of Greenwood and the historic Black Wall Street.
Gov. Kevin Stitt shouldn’t be wishing or hoping that a novel virus doesn’t spread to the grandmother who is picking up her 10-year-old grandchild who contracted COVID-19. Because if he is wrong, he’ll surely have blood on his hands.