Published 09/07/2020 | Reading Time 4 min 1 sec By COLLEEN LONG, KAT STAFFORD and R.J. RICO, with the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd […]
The sudden death of American actor Chadwick Boseman, aka “King T’Challa,” struck me like an invisible train. I was blindsided and wasn’t ready to hear that unfortunate announcement. His character as the lead in the 2018 superhero film Black Panther gave me and the rest of Black America the same magic felt when the Obamas stepped onto the world stage for the first time.
“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.
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.
Attorney Jonathan Nation, who represents one of three people who were injured during the May 31 protest, told the Tulsa World on Thursday that Kunzweiler’s stance is “essentially blaming the protesters and essentially blaming the victims for their own injuries.”
“It feels almost grotesque comparing the killings of people to try and make a point. I don’t like it at all. I’m only doing it because of the conversations I hear surrounding the two,” Mike Creef says.