The Governor of Oklahoma Kevin Stitt and Mayor of Tulsa, G.T. Bynum wanted so much for Oklahoma to receive national recognition, and they were successful in doing just that! Complete disregard and disrespect for our Freedom Day Celebration, Juneteenth, indifference to the history of the Greenwood Race Massacre, encouraging large group attendance, while not practicing social distancing or wearing face coverings was front and center on our local and national news.
REMOVES “UNARMED” AND ADDS THAT AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT ARBERY WAS EITHER ARMED OR UNARMED – People react during a rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Friday, May 8, […]
While our position is unwavering and clear, we are calling upon the State of Oklahoma to repeal this unconstitutional and discriminatory law, that violates the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth or we will aggressively challenge their decision in court.
“It is irresponsible to do nothing about the lack of health care facilities in minority and lower-income communities,” Susan Porter said.
Peebles, a 30-year-old black man who’s skeptical of what he hears from the news media and government, initially didn’t see the need for alarm over the virus.
Oklahoma has the highest incarceration rate of black men and women in the nation. One in 29 African American adults in Oklahoma is in prison. Black people make up 7% of the Oklahoma population, but 26% of the incarcerated population.
The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist.