For Black gun owners, racial bias within the police and among non-black Oklahomans make them an easy target regardless of their place in the situation, casting doubt on whether permit-less carry is a law that applies equally to black gun owners.
“Environmental justice is one of those silent killers,” Robinson said. “So, for us, this is probably the one that carries the least amount of understanding. Not just within the community, but with folks fighting for justice.”
Disgraced, former police officer Amber Guyger has been found guilty of murder by a Texas jury. I didn’t expect to ever form that sentence. Digital notifications sounding like annoying chimes quickly transformed into a chorus of disbelief when my eyes glanced over the headlines.
Bernie Sanders campaign feels “optimistic” about Oklahoma primary election ahead of trips to Norman, Lawton
Josh Vishnaw, a spokesperson for the campaign, said the plan is to use Norman as a launching pad for extreme grassroots organizing in the state. Sanders won Oklahoma’s Democratic primary election by 10 points in 2016.
Lawton community leaders call for cultural change to police department after “excessive force” incident
Days after neighbors recorded a viral video in which white Lawton police officers were captured beating and choking an unarmed black man, community leaders called for a meeting with the Mayor and Chief of police to demand a transparent investigation into the incident and to push for solutions to the lack of trust between local residents and LPD.
When Corey Atchison walked out of the Tulsa County Jail in late July, 28 years after being imprisoned for a crime eyewitness then and now said he didn’t commit, the local media emphasized his gratitude at being free and his noble pursuit of a job. Yet, virtually no attention was given to the white supremacist legal system that perpetuates wrongful convictions and mass incarceration disproportionately on African American communities.
Whether its negativity on social media, intergenerational trauma from racism, or the rise of white supremacists in the streets, loving yourself is the most powerful defense against these threats.