Our team seeks submissions of original artwork from Visual Artists to participate in Little Africa On Fire: an anthology of essays, creative writings, and artworks inspired by the history and photographs of the evolution of Black Wall Street, the 1921 Tulsa Race War, and the ensuing erasure of the tragedy from state records and history books.
Most Americans remain unaware that 300 plus Black Americans were massacred and buried in mass graves around this American city, while the assailants, a white mob, looted and burned their homes and businesses to the ground in the early part of the twentieth century in a midwestern all-black town.
Since the beginning of his quest for the White House, I have seen Mr. O’Rourke demonstrate that he can be an anti-racist advocate. And I think that’s a big deal. In a recent tweet, he shared, “It is not enough not to be racist. We have to be anti-racist. We have to shut down white supremacy, domestic terrorism, and white nationalism.”
If you know anything about Jerica Wortham, you’ll recognize that she’s a socialite. She’s a Tulsa native-born, Booker T. Washington alum, ebony wearing, Cinderella-Esque and spoken word beauty, who puts the vibe into why Tulsa’s becoming a more vibrantly-inclusive and attractive city to live in.
Tulsa has quietly exploded in the national entrepreneurship scene over the past two years, racking up rankings with notable publications, such as “Forbes,” “Nerdwallet,” and “Thumbtack Journal,” as one of the nation’s best cities to start a business in. Only six months into 2017, Tulsa has already been ranked by “WalletHub” as the fourth best city to start a business.
Although some people view encouraging people to buy black as racist, I see it differently. I recognize that catering to a particular cultural niche market is an opportunity to rebuild my community and simultaneously leverage our own buying power so we can all compete in today’s globally competitive market.
Tenth Installment of Black Wall Street Gallery’s Conciliation Series Features Tailynn Tindall and Taylor Painter-Wolfe
Artistic director Dr. Ricco Wright- “…conciliation suggests mediating between parties at odds with one another. It also allows space for acknowledgment, apology, and reparation.”