Kezia M. Williams and her many apprentices stand proudly with their black power fist held high in the sky on Greenwood Avenue in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma — the site and birthplace for Black entrepreneurship in America and the space that Booker T. Washington coined “the Negro Wall Street of America” now known as the Black Wall Street.
Senator Lankford, the President’s language is damaging to the soul of this nation. Please, stand up!
I am writing to you this day because I am concerned about the dangerous rhetoric coming from your political party’s leader — President Donald J. Trump. As the Tulsa Tribune article agitated the mob to commit the pillaging and massacre in my community in 1921, I fear that your party leader’s tweets may stoke further racial violence against non-white people in America.
The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost.
In two years, we will acknowledge the 100-year commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Right now, it feels like many of us are looking at the moral arc of the universe — breath held — leaning on a hope and prayer that something will be different this time.
President Donald Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess,” broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions.
In this July 20, 2019 file photo, protestors march outside Fort Sill in protest of plans to place migrant children at the Army post in Lawton, Okla. State and federal officials say there is no longer a need to detain migrant children at Fort Sill and preparations to house them have stopped. Spokeswoman Evelyn Stauffer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families said in a news release Saturday, July 27, that the decision is because of a decrease in the number of unaccompanied children into the U.S.
When you have internalized racism, it’s like living in the matrix. You don’t even realize that you are in it and that you’ve become an echo chamber of supremacy until the virus begins to disrupt. It is only then that you’ll start to see the glitches in the system.