President Donald J. Trump is intentional when it comes to masking his racism. He creates the illusion that he’s for racial unity by using American symbols of liberty without delivering the whole history.
Greenwood to welcome Rev. Al Sharpton, Russell Westbrook, Lakeside Band and Le’Andrea Johnson for Juneteenth Celebration
A collective of community-based organizations have united together to host Tulsa’s annual, Juneteenth, honoring the emancipation of slavery. This celebration will happen in the heart of the Historic Greenwood District, Home of America’s Black Wall Street, this Friday, June 19 from 11 AM to 10 PM.
In the real world, 74-year-old Donald Shaw is walking on the empty, parched grass slope by Tulsa’s noisy crosstown expressway. He’s on the other side of the city’s historical white-black dividing line from where President Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday with his overwhelmingly white supporters.
Mayor Bynum has the power pursuant to Title 8, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Section 200 and the Oklahoma Emergency Management Act, 63 O.S. § 683.3, to place a moratorium on large indoor gatherings, or to at least limit their size. This is a public health issue and not a political one. Lives are on the line.
“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.
“As we head into the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, a horrific and racist event, let’s make no mistake about it: our leaders did not care about Black lives then, and our leaders do not care about Black lives now. If they did, they would not be rolling out the red carpet, celebrating and capitulating to the most racist president we’ve had in our modern history,” Kojo Asamoa-Caesar says.
Join scholars, activists and other leaders as we address the current events and history that compels reparations and the passage of Congressional Bill H.R. 40 for Black communities impacted by America’s legacy of slavery and racism.