President Trump came to Tulsa to divide us Juneteenth weekend. In response, North Tulsa invited allies and threw the block party of the year.
After years of publishing Black voices online, the media company with the tagline “access is the new civil right” is seeking financial support through a GoFundMe campaign to support Black journalism through the production of their first-ever limited-edition newsprint.
Their one request was that Mayor Bynum agree to a meeting with the same community members who have been calling, fighting and working for change for years. Instead of meeting that simple request, Bynum chose to inaccurately call the peaceful protest an “act of intimidation”.
On the eve of the 99th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, hundreds of residents peacefully demonstrate in a community-wide call for justice and reform in the city of Tulsa
Due to the COVID-19 threat, the test excavation will be postponed until it is safe to continue.
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.