Black community leaders in Tulsa said they fear a large rally by President Donald Trump in the city this weekend could spark violence, and the state’s governor asked Trump not to visit the site of a race massacre where up to 300 black residents were killed by white mobs in 1921.
After years of publishing Black voices online, the media company with the tagline “access is the new civil right” is seeking financial support through a GoFundMe campaign to support Black journalism through the production of their first-ever limited-edition newsprint.
“To choose the date, to come to Tulsa, is totally disrespectful and a slap in the face to even happen,” said Sherry Gamble Smith, president of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce, an organization named after the prosperous black community that white Oklahomans burned down in a 1921 attack.
Many cries of unfairness during negative interactions between blacks and whites often ends with blacks not easily believed.
The owner of Rolling Oaks has finally signed the highly anticipated agreement. Unfortunately, out of caution, the City of Tulsa stated that the Tulsa Mass Graves Investigation scans and excavations have been postponed.
Due to the COVID-19 threat, the test excavation will be postponed until it is safe to continue.
Nothing has actually changed in policing, TPD’s policies and Tulsa’s city government from 2017 — when I first began closely examining Tulsa’s community policing efforts — till now. All of the efforts that the public sees were planned behind the scenes by activists and citizens who would not and will not be silent because their community is over-policed, scrutinized, and portrayed as being a “high crime” area on television shows like Live PD.