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.
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.
I am of the opinion that the City of Tulsa had an obligation to protect its Black citizens from the White mob but failed miserably. I believe, that to a large degree, the City of Tulsa was the angry and envious mobs corporate. Tulsa, therefore, should pay because it violated its own charter. Black Tulsans should be the recipients of that restitution.
Five decades later, the reparations debate has re-entered the national spotlight, with some religious institutions leading the way.