Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street,
Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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Counting Votes, Facing Threats: What It's Like to Run an Election

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Photojournalist says gangs in Haiti 'have formed themselves into unions of power'

NATION

Franklin gets his moment in the spotlight in new ‘Peanuts’ special

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Neil deGrasse Tyson reacts to US intel that Russia could attempt to deploy a space-based weapon

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Lawsuit Against TPS Moves Forward

Two Tulsa Public School Board members are moving forward with a lawsuit alleging that other TPS school board members violated Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act. The suit could eventually have a major impact on how the TPS board conducts meetings.

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John Neal

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We Shall Know Them By Their Deeds

God’s place, one may objectively determine, of most early 20th century Oklahoma legislators, was to guide and protect the hand that inflicted harm, as the back upon which it fell was not worthy of His grace.

Of the 21st century, one may objectively determine that Oklahoma courts and legislators are convicted to guard against demands of accountability for sins that define the state’s history and moral character.

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Ross D. Johnson

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New Community Mural Spotlights North Tulsans

At the Elgin Avenue underpass, a new scene welcomes passersby as they are greeted by the faces of Greenwood’s past, present, and future. Twenty portraits decorate the walls of the Elgin street underpass located between Mt. Zion Baptist Church and ONEOK field, home for the Tulsa Drillers and FC Tulsa. The murals are a community project titled, “Doorways to Hope,” referencing the neighboring Pathway to Hope.

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Sam Levrault

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Tulsa Honors Two Survivors
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Oklahoma Court Dismisses Race Massacre Lawsuit

The long pursuit of justice by the two last-known survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre took a decisive blow on June 12, when the Oklahoma Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of their lawsuit seeking reparations.

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Gary Lee

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Judge Rules Educators May Teach Racial History

A federal court judge has blocked enforcement of key provisions of an Oklahoma law that aimed to restrict educators from teaching America’s sordid racial history.

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John Neal

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Oklahoma Gives Huge Subsidies To Private School Students

Oklahoma taxpayers have made a significant contribution of $150 million to support the education of private school students, a move that could undermine public education across the state. This is part of an ongoing private school funding scheme passed into Oklahoma law in 2023. Oklahoma Tax Commission records obtained by The Oklahoma Eagle reveal that these funds were used to pay the tuition and fees of 27,800 private school students in the 2023- ‘24 school year.

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John Neal

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My Brother’s Keeper-Tulsa Seeks To Transform Black Boys Into Men

My Brother’s Keeper-Tulsa, an organization focused on improving outcomes for boys and young men of color, has launched a new initiative to expand reading opportunities. The Books in Barbershops program comes a year after MBK-Tulsa was designated a “model community” by the Obama Foundation.

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Deon Osborne

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Oklahoma Primary Election Results: Goodwin, Stewart & McCane Standout Winners

Democrat State Rep. Regina Goodwin will move into Oklahoma Senate Seat District 11, which encompasses North Tulsa, following her win over former Tulsa Councilor Joe Williams in the June 18 primary. Goodwin won 83 percent to William’s’ 16 percent of 3,527 total votes. Since there is no Republican candidate in the general election, Goodwin’s win to fill the seat is secured.

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Kimberly Marsh

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News Analysis: Public School Leader Johnson Wins Over Walters and State Education Board

By the spring of 2024, the Tulsa Public School district was able to document the achievement of goals in all the objectives in Johnson’s monthly reports to the State Board. These achievements reversed the State Board’s negative perception of the Tulsa Public Schools district, which began a discussion among the board about a roll-out of a similar effort for other struggling school districts in the state.

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John Neal

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Muscogee Nation Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of Creek Freedmen

When Creek Freedmen plaintiffs Rhonda Grayson and Jeff Kennedy won their civil case for citizenship in Muscogee Creek Nation (MSN) on Sept. 27, 2023, they thought it would end the years-long legal battle for full recognition in the tribal nation of their ancestors.

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Deon Osborne

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BRANJAE, A Tulsa Singer Rises To Higher Ground

Those who know her best recognize her stories in the songs she writes. She is a storyteller as well as a gifted lyricist and performer. She is known locally for her rhythmic performances as a co-fronter with Count Tutu, high vibrational solo albums and music videos, on-stage dance energy, and multiple style changes during a performance. She brings the venue to life with every move and every word.

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Kimberly Marsh

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Cindy McGhee: How One Woman Built A Business From Scratch

One Of Fastest Growing Companies In The Country: Building The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs (and Homeowners)

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Dr. Jerry Goodwin

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The TINA TURNER Musical Reveals Trials And Triumphs

The arc of Tina Turner’s career is well-known. Although Ike’s story is lesser known, he had a powerful influence on Tina’s life and career. They had a family together, and he witnessed Tina rise to superstardom.

Ike Turner may have had multiple sides to his personality, according to Tulsans who knew him and the actor who plays him in the musical, “Tina, The Tina Turner Musical,” coming to Tulsa next week. However, the Ike Turner the public has seen is a violent man.

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Kimberly Marsh

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TPAC, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Broadway, Tina Turner, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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Miss Juneteenth to be shown on Mother’s Day at Circle Cinema, May 12

The film features a former beauty queen turned hard working single mom as she prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant. She hopes to keep her daughter from repeating the same mistakes in life that she made. The movie was released in 2020 during the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Talk of Greenwood

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Miss Juneteenth, Juneteenth, African American Cinema, African American Filim, Black Cinema, Black FIlm, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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Wendell Franklin Retires As Tulsa’s Police Chief

Tulsa’s first Black police chief will retire July 31 and assume a new position leading security for the BOK Financial Corp. Chief Wendell Franklin was hired as the City of Tulsa’s 40th police chief on Feb. 1, 2020, just before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early in Franklin’s career, he was called upon to create secure spaces for a series of high-profile events significant in the Black community, including the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter rallies, Black Panther marches, and the 2021 centennial anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

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Kimberly Marsh

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Report Shows Minimal Progress For Black Tulsans

The City of Tulsa has released its annual Equality Indicators report for 2023 revealing that the needle marking progress in opportunities and well-being for disadvantaged communities has hardly moved during the last six years of reporting. The Indicators reports measure equality disparities among populations across various themes and topics, assessed using more than fifty-four metrics. The Oklahoma Eagle, as it has each year, closely examines how racial and community disparities affect North Tulsans.

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John Neal

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COVID Learning Losses to Cost Students Billions in Lost Income

Oklahoma Students Will Suffer Most. For the thousands of pupils in Tulsa – and across Oklahoma – who struggled with school during the COVID-19 pandemic, those challenges are destined to impact their earnings potential in the workplace. Students of the COVID-19 era will likely take home thousands of dollars less in wages annually than they would have had the pandemic not occurred, according to a new education study.

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John Neal

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Foundation Supports Programs For TPS Pupils

While Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) receives the majority of its funding from state tax dollars, millions of dollars in local grants and contributions boost the TPS education budget annually. Additional charitable donations also support public education in a variety of ways under the auspices of the Foundation for Tulsa Schools (FTS).

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John Neal

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Minutes after the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s summary report was shared, regarging Nex Benedict’s death, by the Owasso Police Department on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) Libs of TikTok account followers began to demand an apology from local and national media, LGBTQ advocacy groups and Oklahomans who attributed the violence and hatred experienced by Nex to their rhetoric.

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Ross D. Johnson

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The Story Of Greenwood Will Survive Any Court Decision

During the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Viola Ford Fletcher’s voice didn’t crack while seated before the U.S. House of Representatives, describing the violence of the white mob in her childhood community of Greenwood, the Tulsa, Oklahoma district, known as Black Wall Street. “I still see Black men being shot, Black bodies lying in the street. I still smell smoke and see fire,” Fletcher told the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee in May 19, 2021.

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Deon Osborne

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Women’s History Month Profile – Ashley Townsend teaches how to save money and create generational wealth

The Oklahoma Eagle conducted an interview with Ashley Townsend of Chase Bank. She is vice president community manager at the bank. Joining in the interview was Kim Marsh, a news and editorial contributor at the newspaper. (The interview was edited for clarity and conciseness.)

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Dr. Jerry Goodwin

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Rayella Booton-Brown Passes
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Mayoral Candidates Make Their Pitches

During a broad-ranging discussion, the candidates highlighted the following key topics: the challenges of the unhoused and the related problems of mental health; street improvement delays; bipartisanship and co-governance with Tulsa area Native American tribes; and issues with mass transit.

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Kimberly Marsh

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Focus on The Contenders for Tulsa Mayor

The three candidates registered for the Tulsa Mayor’s race are City Councilor Jayme Fowler, Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith, and Monroe Nichols, former Oklahoma House Representative of the 72nd District. Other candidates may still enter the race.

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Kimberly Marsh

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National Association of Black Journalists Regional Conference To Take Place In Tulsa, April 12-13

The National Association of Black Journalists Region III will host its annual conference in Tulsa, April 12-13. This theme of the event is “Press and Prosperity: NABJ Meets Black Wall Street.”

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Dr. Jerry Griffin

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Rayella Booton-Brown Passes
Eva Coleman, National Association of Black Journalists, NABJ, NABJ Tulsa, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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Jennettie Marshall: Guiding Tulsa Schools Through Troubled Waters

Elected to the Tulsa School Board in 2016, Marshall is the longest serving member of the board - a panel of seven elected officials charged with overseeing the running of all 77 Tulsa Public Schools. She makes it her business to push for high standards in education and facilities for the schools in her district, which is composed of more than a dozen schools, including several institutions that have been vital for northsiders - McLain, Central High School, Burroughs, and Hawthorne Elementary among others. But Marshall’s dominion on the board is not limited to North Tulsa. She is the self-styled watchman for all TPS schools.

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Gary Lee

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Jennettie Marshall, John Croisant, KanDee Washington, Maria Seidler, Calvin Moniz, Sarah Smith, Teresa Pena, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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A Brief Primer On Tulsa School Board Elections

School board elections nationwide have taken on more importance than ever as local school boards grapple with several pressing issues. First, the hot topics are student learning losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, a chronic shortage of teachers, and ideological issues which in earlier eras were not prominent in non-partisan school board elections and decision making.

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John Neal

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Tulsa Public Schools Reckoning Imminent

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Ebony Johnson is pulling out all the stops to improve the academic achievement scores of Tulsa students in the state testing that is scheduled to take place in April. In February, the Oklahoma State Board of Education formally adopted new rules setting minimum standards for student test performance. The board’s apparent objective is to sanction the TPS school district if it fails.

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John Neal

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John Croisant, KanDee Washington, Maria Seidler, Calvin Moniz, Sarah Smith, Teresa Pena, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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After the closing of Juno Medical-Tulsa, what’s the state of health care for North Tulsa?

In a posting on Meta (also known as Facebook), the social media platform, Dr. Jabraan Pasha, Juno Tulsa’s executive director, said, “The information we were given was Juno Headquarters lost support from a major national investor, which significantly impacted the company’s financials. As a result, he added, the company was suddenly closing its two newest clinics in Atlanta and Tulsa.

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Gary Lee

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Juno, Juno Medical, Health Care, Health Care Tulsa, Health Care Oklahoma, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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Women’s Business Summit Celebrates Successes

When the Greenwood Women’s Business Center opened two years ago, it promised to provide women in Tulsa – particularly Black women and other women of color – a hand in launching and growing their businesses.

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Kimberly Marsh

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Greenwood Business Center, Women Business, Black Owned Business, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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KanDee Washington, TPS District 2 Candidate

The Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) District Two school board seat is considered a “revolving door” by residents in the area. Candidate KanDee Washington, campaigning for the seat, wants to create more stability in the district's representation.

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Kimberly Marsh

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John Croisant, KanDee Washington, Maria Seidler, Calvin Moniz, Sarah Smith, Teresa Pena, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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Ernie Fields Jr. Passes: Noted musician and producer in Hollywood

Critically acclaimed musician and multi-instrumentalist Ernie Fields Jr. passed away at his home in Pasadena, Calif., on March 8. He was 89 years old.

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The Oklahoma Eagle

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School Board Candidates Are Seeking Your Vote

Four candidates competing in the upcoming Tulsa School Board elections used a Feb. 27 public forum at the University of Tulsa to make a case for you to vote for them.

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Kimberly Marsh

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John Croisant, KanDee Washington, Maria Seidler, Calvin Moniz, Sarah Smith, Teresa Pena, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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Following The Passing Of Nex Benedict, Serious Questions Linger

Owasso, Okla. – On the morning of Feb. 26, a group of gender equality advocates and supporters gathered on a busy intersection in this Tulsa suburb, in the shadow of Owasso High School, where two weeks earlier, three students bullied and beat Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old sophomore at the school who identified as non-binary.

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Gary Lee

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Nex Benedict, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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The Fate Of Oklahoma Race-based Law May Be Decided Soon

‘UNQUALIFIED’ JUDGE TO Make Ruling

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John Neal

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Anthony Crawford, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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State School Superintendent: No Teacher Pay Increases

Oklahoma Teacher Shortage Continues

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John Neal

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Minority Opportunity Program Facing Elimination

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John Neal

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Public Funds Pay Private Education Expenses

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John Neal

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Documentary About Opera Star Leona Mitchell Coming To Circle Cinema

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Dr. Jerry Goodwin

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Rayella Booton-Brown Passes
Leona Mitchell, Black History Month, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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How Would MLK Advise Us To Face Today’s Challenges?

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Gary Lee

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MLK Inspires Us To Be Politically Active

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Rev. Kevin Taylor

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Black History Saturdays

Tulsa’s Black Community Reclaims Its Legacy

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Gary Lee

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AP African American Studies Course Set To Roll Out Nationwide

McLain Teachers Helped Develop Program

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John Neal

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TPS Shakes Up Leadership In Some Troubled Schools

State Board Imposes New Demands

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John Neal

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Tulsa Public Schools To Expand Student Free Meals Program

Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) will expand its free meals program to include all students in district schools beginning in the 2024-’25 school year. Free breakfast and lunch are already automatically provided to all elementary school students in the district.

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John Neal

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Goodwin Launches Campaign For State Senate Seat

State Rep. Regina Goodwin, District 73, stood before a jubilant crowd on Saturday, Jan. 6, flanked by campaign signs that will soon occupy the landscape of state senate district communities. The scene was the two-term representative’s announcement of her candidacy for the district 11 state senate seat.

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The Oklahoma Eagle

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Black History Month

Join us in celebration of our rich history, heritage and culture during Black History Month.

Greater Tulsa Metropolitan Area communities will host arts & culture, music, film, panel discussions, fashion, faith and community celebrations.

Learn more

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2023, A Year In Review

Oklahomans have fared the year with their resolve intact, faith strengthened and a greater fire within. The new year will once again meet a people prepared.

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The Oklahoma Eagle

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The Oklahoma Eagle Is Seeking To Build Stronger Trust With Readers

The Oklahoma Eagle, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based media organization that has served its community for more than 100 years, is currently engaged in a significant initiative to enhance its ability to build reader trust.

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The Oklahoma Eagle

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Tulsa Public Schools Promotes Ebony Johnson To Superintendent

The Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve interim superintendent Ebony Johnson as permanent superintendent in a 4-2 vote on Dec. 11. Johnson was named to the interim superintendent position in September 2023 to replace Deborah Gist, who resigned under heavy criticism from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters.

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John Neal

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Post Pandemic Food Insecurity Worsens for Black Americans

An end to government pandemic relief programs has worsened food insecurity and other measures of well-being for thousands of north Tulsans and millions of other Americans. Multiple reports reveal that the fallout is more significant for Black Americans. The end of a variety of temporary relief assistance programs is plunging poor adults and children back into poverty.

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John Neal

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Revivalists Envision Future For All-Black Towns

Most Oklahomans are familiar with the state’s historic All-Black towns, the significance of the independence established by their residents, the economic freedom earned and the safe haven provided throughout the country’s and state’s racially charged history.

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Kimberly Marsh

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TALK OF GREENWOOD

PEOPLE, NEWS AND THE PERSONAL NARRATIVES OF TULSANS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THE BUILDING A GREATER TULSA, EVERY DAY.

918 SERIES

A BRIEF Q&A WITH TULSANS WHO SHARE THEIR PASSIONS AND INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

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Tulsa Honors Two Survivors

A Ceremony of Life for Hughes Van Ellis. A Birthday Party for Lessie Benningfield Randle.Both are survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

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Gary Lee

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Tulsa Man Recounts Serving 31 Years In Prison After Wrongful Conviction

Lott was arrested after the lineup. He was tried and convicted and given a 100-year prison sentence. However, in 2014, the Innocence Project ordered DNA tests of the rape kit, which showed that Lott was not the rapist.

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Jeremy Kuzmarov

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Many Black Neighborhoods Are Not A City Priority

The City of Tulsa has unveiled a new ranking of neighborhood conditions in the city that fails to include several key Black neighborhoods among those areas pinpointed for top priority for city resources.

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John Neal

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A Tribute To The GAP Band’s Ronnie Wilson: A Lifetime Devoted To Funk And R&B

That is how north Tulsa paid tribute to Wilson, one of the northside community’s music icons who made it big in the entertainment world.

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Ashley Jones

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2001 Tulsa Race “Riot” (Massacre) Commission Report Update: From Rhetoric To Remedy

"While this study is long overdue, we are blessed to have eyewitnesses, our great survivors, more than 100 years later, among us... We will stare American history in the face to truthfully discuss recommendations, challenges, reparations, and policy. Right solutions lead to long-sought restorative justice." - Okla. St. Rep Regina Goodwin

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Ross D. Johnson

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Hughes Van Ellis: Survivor, Community Advocate, Eternal Optimist

As a survivor of the 1921 Race Massacre, he was making a plea that through legislation, lawmakers could bring about some justice for him and the other two survivors his 109-year-old sister Viola Fletcher and 108-year-old Lessie Benningfield Randle - that the courts had denied. Van Ellis’ speech, along with those of others who testified, was broadcast nationally from the chambers of the U.S. Congress. Listeners tuning in across the country heard – and clung to - his words.

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Gary Lee

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A Conversation With Traci Manuel, Oklahoma Teacher of The Year

Newly appointed interim Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) Superintendent Dr. Ebony Johnson used a Sept. 28 meeting to address the conditional expectations the Oklahoma State Board of Education (OSBE) placed on TPS.

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Gary Lee

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New TPS Superintendent Gives Progress Report To State Board

Tulsa Public Schools is undergoing a period of regrouping. Administrators at TPS are looking for ways to raise the test scores of students, lift the classroom experience and address other challenges. It is an apt moment for the community of educators, parents, students, and concerned citizens in the North Tulsa community to turn to its most tried and true resource: teachers.

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Gary Lee

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AROUND TOWN: BLACK WALL STREET & GREATER TULSA

DISCOVER ALL OF THE GREAT FILMS, OUTDOOR EVENTS, CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS AND FAMILY FUN THAT GREATER TULSA OFFERS.

Feb. 1

The Lingering Legacies, Black History Month, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

THE LINGERING LEGACIES OF URBAN RENEWAL

Urban renewal radically changed Tulsa’s landscape in the 1960’s and ’70’s in ways that many residents were deeply opposed to. Author Victor Luckerson and Greenwood photographer Don Thompson will discuss the personal and policy impacts of urban renewal, juxtaposing visuals from government sources (redlining and urban renewal maps) with Thompson’s on-the-ground photography of how Greenwood residents experienced those tumultuous years.

Mar. 13

2024 WOMEN'S SUMMIT

2024 Women’s Summit at the Doubletree Warren Place, 6110 S. Yale Ave. The program is sponsored by the Greenwood Women’s Business Center, 102 N. Greenwood Ave., Suite 201. For more information, contact info@greenwoodwbc.com or gbcwomensummit.com.

Mar. 27

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH – “AND SO I STAYED ”

Women’s History Month – “And So I Stayed” will be shown at Tulsa Community College at its VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education (PACE), 103000 E. 81st St., on March 27 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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Victims Allege Corruption In Tulsa Criminal Justice System

On July 17, Chico and 20 other protesters rallied and spoke at a rally for criminal justice reform in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse against corruption in the Tulsa judicial system and for reforms in the system.

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Jeremy Kuzmarov

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Oklahoma State Officials Vote To Accredit Tulsa Public Schools, Averting State Takeover

Tulsa, Okla. The Oklahoma State Board of Education on Thursday, Aug. 24 voted to approve the accreditation of Tulsa Public Schools. The OSBE set the accreditation status at "accredited with deficiencies."

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Gary Lee

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TAKEOVER? What It Means For Tulsa Public Schools

Should Oklahoma officials ‘make good’ on their threats of further punitive action against TPS, and takeover the state’s largest school district in pursuit of its perceived Brave New World, Tulsa students and parents will ultimately shoulder the weight of such partisan bias.

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Ross D. Johnson

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Ernie Fields, Sr.: Jazz Icon, Trailblazer, Tulsa Loyalist

On Aug. 1 and 2, 1939, a big band from Tulsa assembled at the studio of Vocalion Records in New York City to record an album.

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Gary Lee

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Will Justice Prevail For Race Massacre Survivors?

With Tulsa County District Judge Caroline Wall’s dismissal of the Race Massacre survivor’s case for reparations, the burning question is whether there is any remaining hope for justice for the victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, the most murderous, violent acts in the city’s history.

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Gary Lee

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Students of the COVID-19 Era

An ongoing series that explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education, partially on Black, Indigenous and people of color communities in Oklahoma.

By Gary Lee, The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Lawsuit Against TPS Moves Forward

Two Tulsa Public School Board members are moving forward with a lawsuit alleging that other TPS school board members violated Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act. The suit could eventually have a major impact on how the TPS board conducts meetings.

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John Neal

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We Shall Know Them By Their Deeds

God’s place, one may objectively determine, of most early 20th century Oklahoma legislators, was to guide and protect the hand that inflicted harm, as the back upon which it fell was not worthy of His grace.

Of the 21st century, one may objectively determine that Oklahoma courts and legislators are convicted to guard against demands of accountability for sins that define the state’s history and moral character.

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Ross D. Johnson

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New Community Mural Spotlights North Tulsans

The long pursuit of justice by the two last-known survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre took a decisive blow on June 12, when the Oklahoma Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of their lawsuit seeking reparations.

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Sam Levrault

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Tulsa Honors Two Survivors

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Oklahoma Court Dismisses Race Massacre Lawsuit

The long pursuit of justice by the two last-known survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre took a decisive blow on June 12, when the Oklahoma Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of their lawsuit seeking reparations.

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Gary Lee

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Judge Rules Educators May Teach Racial History

A federal court judge has blocked enforcement of key provisions of an Oklahoma law that aimed to restrict educators from teaching America’s sordid racial history.

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John Neal

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Oklahoma Gives Huge Subsidies To Private School Students

My Brother’s Keeper-Tulsa, an organization focused on improving outcomes for boys and young men of color, has launched a new initiative to expand reading opportunities. The Books in Barbershops program comes a year after MBK-Tulsa was designated a “model community” by the Obama Foundation.

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John Neal

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My Brother’s Keeper-Tulsa Seeks To Transform Black Boys Into Men

My Brother’s Keeper-Tulsa, an organization focused on improving outcomes for boys and young men of color, has launched a new initiative to expand reading opportunities. The Books in Barbershops program comes a year after MBK-Tulsa was designated a “model community” by the Obama Foundation.

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Deon Osborne

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Oklahoma Primary Election Results: Goodwin, Stewart & McCane Standout Winners

Democrat State Rep. Regina Goodwin will move into Oklahoma Senate Seat District 11, which encompasses North Tulsa, following her win over former Tulsa Councilor Joe Williams in the June 18 primary. Goodwin won 83 percent to William’s’ 16 percent of 3,527 total votes. Since there is no Republican candidate in the general election, Goodwin’s win to fill the seat is secured.

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Kimberly Marsh

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News Analysis: Public School Leader Johnson Wins Over Walters and State Education Board

By the spring of 2024, the Tulsa Public School district was able to document the achievement of goals in all the objectives in Johnson’s monthly reports to the State Board. These achievements reversed the State Board’s negative perception of the Tulsa Public Schools district, which began a discussion among the board about a roll-out of a similar effort for other struggling school districts in the state.

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John Neal

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Muscogee Nation Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of Creek Freedmen

When Creek Freedmen plaintiffs Rhonda Grayson and Jeff Kennedy won their civil case for citizenship in Muskogee Creek Nation (MSN) on Sept. 27, 2023, they thought it would end the years-long legal battle for full recognition in the tribal nation of their ancestors.

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Deon Osborne

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Branjae, A Tulsa Singer Rises To Higher Ground

Those who know her best recognize her stories in the songs she writes. She is a storyteller as well as a gifted lyricist and performer. She is known locally for her rhythmic performances as a co-fronter with Count Tutu, high vibrational solo albums and music videos, on-stage dance energy, and multiple style changes during a performance. She brings the venue to life with every move and every word.

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Kimberly Marsh

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Cindy McGhee: How One Woman Built A Business From Scratch

One Of Fastest Growing Companies In The Country: Building The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs (and Homeowners)

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Dr. Jerry Goodwin

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TPAC, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Broadway, Tina Turner, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

The TINA TURNER Musical Reveals Trials And Triumphs

The arc of Tina Turner’s career is well-known. Although Ike’s story is lesser known, he had a powerful influence on Tina’s life and career. They had a family together, and he witnessed Tina rise to superstardom.

Ike Turner may have had multiple sides to his personality, according to Tulsans who knew him and the actor who plays him in the musical, “Tina, The Tina Turner Musical,” coming to Tulsa next week. However, the Ike Turner the public has seen is a violent man.

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Miss Juneteenth to be shown on Mother’s Day at Circle Cinema, May 12

The film features a former beauty queen turned hard working single mom as she prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant. She hopes to keep her daughter from repeating the same mistakes in life that she made. The movie was released in 2020 during the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Wendell Franklin Retires As Tulsa’s Police Chief

Tulsa’s first Black police chief will retire July 31 and assume a new position leading security for the BOK Financial Corp. Chief Wendell Franklin was hired as the City of Tulsa’s 40th police chief on Feb. 1, 2020, just before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early in Franklin’s career, he was called upon to create secure spaces for a series of high-profile events significant in the Black community, including the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter rallies, Black Panther marches, and the 2021 centennial anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

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Report Shows Minimal Progress For Black Tulsans

The City of Tulsa has released its annual Equality Indicators report for 2023 revealing that the needle marking progress in opportunities and well-being for disadvantaged communities has hardly moved during the last six years of reporting. The Indicators reports measure equality disparities among populations across various themes and topics, assessed using more than fifty-four metrics. The Oklahoma Eagle, as it has each year, closely examines how racial and community disparities affect North Tulsans.

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COVID Learning Losses to Cost Students Billions in Lost Income

Oklahoma Students Will Suffer Most. For the thousands of pupils in Tulsa – and across Oklahoma - who struggled with school during the COVID-19 pandemic, those challenges are destined to impact their earnings potential in the workplace. Students of the COVID-19 era will likely take home thousands of dollars less in wages annually than they would have had the pandemic not occurred, according to a new education study.

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Foundation Supports Programs For TPS Pupils

While Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) receives the majority of its funding from state tax dollars, millions of dollars in local grants and contributions boost the TPS education budget annually. Additional charitable donations also support public education in a variety of ways under the auspices of the Foundation for Tulsa Schools (FTS).

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Minutes after the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s summary report was shared, regarging Nex Benedict’s death, by the Owasso Police Department on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) Libs of TikTok account followers began to demand an apology from local and national media, LGBTQ advocacy groups and Oklahomans who attributed the violence and hatred experienced by Nex to their rhetoric.

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