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Black Wall Street
Forgotten History or Selective Memory?
June 3, 2021
On Monday, May 31st CNN Films premiered the showing of DREAMLAND: The Burning of Black Wall Street.  This cinematic documentary executive produced by LeBron James, celebrates, and shares the rich cultural history that existed in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma at that time one of the wealthiest Black communities in the United States, earning it the name, “Black Wall Street.” ... read more »
Commentary: Together, We Should Seek Justice for the Tulsa Massacre 100 Years Later
June 3, 2021
May 31-June 1, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the deadliest acts of racial violence in American history. ... read more »
Recognizing the Centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
June 3, 2021
The Tulsa Race Massacre is a prime example of inflaming issues and ignoring history. They both significantly lead to the inability and failure to learn the real lessons that true history can teach us. It was the inflammatory reporting of the chance encounter of a young Black man, Dick Rowland; and a young white elevator operator, Sarah Page, that ignited one of the deadliest episodes of racial violence in our nation’s history. ... read more »
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Centennial of Tulsa Massacre Draws Reflections on Current Racial Relations
June 3, 2021
May 31 marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, the horrific slaughtering of 300+ Blacks in Oklahoma along with the total destruction of the Greenwood district, also known as the “Black Wall Street.” ... read more »
May 31: Black Wall Street, the successful Black business district of Tulsa, O.K. was attacked, 1921
May 31, 2021
May 31: Black Wall Street, the successful Black business district of Tulsa, O.K. was attacked, 1921 ... read more »
Yasiel Puig’s Wildhorse Horse Children’s Foundation partners with the Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown to feed over 300 families in Community Food Distribution
July 9, 2020
MLB player Yasiel Puig’s Wildhorse Children’s Foundation partnered with the Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown to host the Compton Food Distribution at Gonzales Park. Families in the community needed resources in these trying times. Puig, and Mayor Brown did an outstanding job of calling out businesses to ban together and help people with goods. ... read more »
“In L.A., Here We Are Again”
June 11, 2020
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, is a product of this history as we were founded in 1966 in direct response to the Watts Rebellion of 1965 ... read more »
The Black Wall Street Massacre Revisited
February 20, 2020
It was an anomaly in times of Jim Crow, KKK, and even Northern Immigrant European Mafia White racism. ... read more »
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Mike Bloomberg Announced The Greenwood Initiative, a Plan to Revitalize the Black Community
February 13, 2020
At the site of the Black Wall Street Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg announced the Greenwood Initiative: Economic Justice for Black America. Mid-January, ... read more »
Redefining Suffrage, Unerasing Black Women
January 23, 2020
The 19th Amendment was adopted Aug. 18, 1920, after the required number of states ratified the constitutional measure. Though many Black women led suffrage campaigns, the 19th Amendment put white women on an empowerment tract to electoral engagement. Interestingly, the suffrage movement, festooned in the symbolic color white, is often portrayed through a narrow window uncomplicated by the strictures of race and power that framed the Amendment then and now. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 31, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 31, 2019
      On this day May 31, 1921, Black Wall Street, the successful Black business district of Tulsa, O.K. was attacked. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
One of Last Survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Dies at Age 103
November 30, 2018
The goddaughter of Olivia Hooker of White Plains, New York, Janis Porter, says Hooker died Wednesday at her home. She was 103. ... read more »
Gentrification or Economic Empowerment? Recycling Black Dollars Turns to Danny Bakewell, Jr. for Perspective 
August 23, 2018
"We are grateful that Danny Bakewell, Jr. saw fit to share his valued perspective on the unprecedented transformation of the Crenshaw District and all its complexities,” opined RBD’s Co-Executive Directors, Jacque Bee and Crystal Mitchell. Bakewell Jr., Executive Director of the Los Angeles Sentinel, shared his view on the wave of changes occurring in the Crenshaw District from his vantage point as a general contractor and developer. ... read more »
Greenwood, A Memory or A Blueprint?
February 8, 2017
During this Black History Month, it’s important that we remember Greenwood AKA Black Wall Street for all that it stood for and what destroyed it ... read more »
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