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Telling and Taking Back Tulsa: Resisting Erasure and Americana Appropriation
June 3, 2021
This current focus of the country on this horrendous act of racist terrorism, massacre and mayhem and destruction imposed and inflicted on the Black people of Tulsa, May 31-June 1, does not come as an expression of required contrition after a century of concealment and denial. Rather, it comes as a result of the long difficult, dangerous, deadly and demanding struggle by Black people for freedom, justice and equity in this country. ... read more »
Telling and Taking Back Tulsa: Resisting Erasure and Americana Appropriation
June 3, 2021
Likewise, to resist erasure of the memories and ultimate meaning of the massacre of our people, we must not only speak the truth of our own lives and history, but we must also resist the incomplete, inaccurate and dishonest telling and interpretation of it by others ... read more »
Tulsa Pastors Honor ‘Holy Ground’ 100 Years After Massacre
May 31, 2021
When white attackers destroyed the prosperous Black neighborhood of Greenwood 100 years ago this week, they bypassed the original sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of North Tulsa. ... read more »
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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 »
Adding Fuel to the Fire of Our Pandemics
September 24, 2020
Forty-five fanned the flames of fear and uncertainty about COVID-19 with false comments about the virus. First, he said it was going to go away, and that it was no more severe than the flu. Then he suggested a drug, hydroxychloroquine, that has proven to be ineffective. Then he "jokingly" suggested Lysol or bleach to cure the virus. ... 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 »
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 »
Dallas Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant
September 13, 2018
A White Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a Black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
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Funeral held for unarmed man shot by Tulsa officer
September 28, 2016
Hundreds of mourners packed a church for a funeral honoring an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer. ... read more »
Outrage and Uprising in America: Resistance is Good, Right and Beautiful
September 28, 2016
Those who are war-weary, overstressed by struggle, and anxious to declare a premature and pretended victory over racism, may wish and fantasize otherwise ... read more »
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