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Black Wall Street and the Destruction of an Institution

This story was originally published May 31, 2013. Black Wall Street was in Greenwood, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, was the type of community that African Americans are still, today, attempting to reclaim and rebuild.  Black Wall Street was modern, majestic, sophisticated and unapologetically Black. Tragically, it was also the site of one of the

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Special Campaign Offers to Reduce Number of Incarcerated Mothers

Oklahoma has incarcerated more women, per capita, than any other state in the country. But with the Still She Rises Tulsa organization’s campaign, one public defender’s office is solely focused on representing mothers in the criminal justice system. “We are public defenders. We are on the front-end of the work,” said Patrice James, an attorney with the

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The Terence Crutcher Case: 5 Things We Know So Far

It’s probably fair to say that deaths of unarmed Black men at the hands of police and summarily brought to us by modern technology have reached a place of normalcy. Of course there are those that we never hear of, but there are those we see often. The most recent example is the police-involved shooting

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Video: OK Police Pepper-Spray 84-Year-Old Woman in Home

Newly released body cam footage shows Oklahoma police pepper-spraying an innocent, 84-year-old woman in her home after they chased her son into the house. New York Daily News reports that footage of the attack on Geneva Smith surfaced on Friday, just days after she threatened legal action in response to the violent encounter. Smith said

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10 Commandments Statue Removed from Oklahoma State Capitol

A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was being removed late Monday and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage. A contractor the state hired began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. The works comes after the Oklahoma

Family Says Moore Police Beat Father To Death
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Police Beat Oklahoma Man to Death in Front of His Family

Three Moore Police officers were put on administrative leave while detective investigate an in-custody death from overnight. The family of the man who died said police beat him badly and they recorded it with a cell phone camera. Nair Rodriguez and her daughter Lunahi told News 9 they got into an argument at the Warren

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[FEARLESS LIVING] Bye Bye, Tulsa

Originally posted December 13, 2013. When I left my mother’s home on my own at age 16, I thought I was grown. I may not have known exactly what I would do, but I knew that I had to leave Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the 1960s, Tulsa was segregated, with Blacks living on the North side of

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Black Wall Street and the Destruction of an Institution

Black Wall Street was in Greenwood, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, was the type of community that African Americans are still, today, attempting to reclaim and rebuild.  Black Wall Street was modern, majestic, sophisticated and unapologetically Black. Tragically, it was also the site of one of the bloodiest and most horrendous race riots (and acts

Arts & Entertainment

SPORTS NOTES: Fans Buy RG3Wedding Gifts, Kevin Durant Aids Oklahoma

It's been a long time since the Washington Redskins had a franchise QB and there's no shortage of appreciation for their current one. Robert Griffin III better known as RG3 is getting married this summer and some generous Redskins fans found RG3's wedding registry and bought all the more affordable items on the list. RG3 made

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Kevin Durant Gives One Million Dollars to Help Tornado Relief

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant announced through his family foundation on Tuesday that he has pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma. "The Red Cross relies on its donors to perform its mission in relieving human suffering following disasters," regional CEO Janienne Bella said in a press release.

Two men stand in front of Plaza Towers Elementary after a tornado destroyed the school on Monday.
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Tornado Rips Through Oklahoma City

The hell he saw was harrowing, but it’s the sounds at Plaza Towers Elementary that Stuart Earnest Jr. says will haunt him forever. “All you could hear were screams,” Earnest said. “The people screaming for help. And the people trying to help were also screaming.” Plaza Towers, a pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade school, took a direct