Opinion By Nehemiah D. Frank
Oklahoma students consistently perform below nearly every other state in the nation, and I imagine that this year’s test scores will be lower due to unreasonable state legislators who have seemingly sworn their loyalty to oil and gas corporations. Considering last year’s average test score ranks Oklahoma at 49th in the nation for Pre-K through 12-grade education, we can literally hear the chains clanging against the floor as the new arrivals — former students — stroll into Oklahoma prisons. Our state ranks 2nd highest in the nation for incarceration and 1st in the world for incarceration of women.
A public school meeting elevates the harsh existence of a divided Tulsa and the unfortunate, long-lasting tale — how two cities persist sixty-four years after Brown v. Board of Education (whereby, TPS integrated in the 1970s) and nearly ninety-seven years after the 1921 Tulsa Massacre.
When attending an Omaley B. concert, one finds their-self traveling nearly a century backward to an age of absolute resilience, self-determination, Black unity, and brilliance.
Once Omaley takes them their,
Sounds of rhythm and blues permeate the air as his once-in-a-century, unique voice kindles their hearts and ears with the nostalgic phantasms of a formidable and awe-inspiring past-legacy. A real history lesson on the greatness and excellence of Black Wall Street is rendered.
It is a black holocaust; a modern-day intellectual massacre — a Willy-Lynch reincarnated method playing out in the twenty-first-century on how to control and maintain ‘your’ present-day negro population; and the solution, so they do not become a “problem,” is cognitive docility. [Meaning] Educate them to the bare minimum as to be uncompetitive and miseducate them to the maximum. Continue being the echo chamber of white-supremacist domination telling them that their American journey began as enslaved people — below the oxen and the mule — and mention no prior history.
“I will be very, very candid in full disclosure. I’m not happy with the NFL protest. I have more respect for the people walking down the street protesting than I do for the NFL protestors. I’m sorry. It’s just the way that I am,” – Chief Chuck Jordan of TPD
With the Civil War not officially ending until 1865 and in the midst of chaos and confusion, an African-American newspaper managed to establish itself in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana.
On September 25, 1957, in Little Rock, Arkansas, nine African-American students were escorted into Central High School. They were lead by federal troops who enforced the court-order of public school integration.
Tell them they are excellent because they are Black. Educate them on the history before their ancestors were slaves.
Editorial | by Nehemiah D. Frank In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools were unconstitutional. Upon the Justices’ decision, African-American students […]
“God, if I have to spend the rest of my life in prison I just ask that you be here with me. I give you my walk and talk from here on out.”