How much do we know about black history? I mean how much do we really know? You might be rolling your eyes thinking: Obviously, we know about black history, it’s Black History Month for goodness’ sake!
The former Sacramento mayor, Kevin Johnson, pointed out that there are 47 million Black Americans, more than the population of Australia: “so if we came together and got on the same page, there ain’t nothing that we can’t do,” he said.
Tech is the premiere industry that is having the greatest impression on the world in terms of building wealth and improving the quality of life.
“When I graduated from high school, I didn’t want to register to vote. So my grandfather took me to a tree where African-Americans were lynched by their neckties [who were] on their way to vote. So that’s the reason why I use neckties in my work,” Kevin Earlie Cole
While Tulsa’s Mayor attempts to publicize himself as a champion for black massacre victims on one hand and a champion for police on the other, black North Tulsans seeking reprieve from further transgressions by local government will have to use the only effective weapon at their disposal: cell phone video.
Professor Quraysh Lansana spent years studying the history of Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the 1921 Race Massacre. Now he’s teaching a college course on it.
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.