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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

NATION

Where Does Fani Willis Go From Here?

NATION

Biden instructed aides to dial up attacks on Trump’s wild comments

NATION

See the ‘surreal’ products launched by Trump

NATION

Video shows Ukraine's last moments of defense in Avdiivka

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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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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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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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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

Documentary About Opera Star Leona Mitchell Coming To Circle Cinema

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Dr. Jerry Goodwin

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Martin Luther King, MLK, 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

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

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Gary Lee

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Black History Saturdays

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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, Kristi Williams, Advance Placement, Advance Placement African American History, 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

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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Free Lunch, Free & Reduced Meals, 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

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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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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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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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

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

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Fulton Street Books & Coffee Has Moved To Greenwood, And We’re Here For It

Should anyone perceive Fulton Street Books & Coffee's recent grand opening, at 21 N. Greenwood Ave. (next to Greenwood Rising), as merely a change of location to the historic district, that would completely miss the point of the event... A blame for the head, not the heart.

918 SERIES

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

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918: ABA N. HAMMOND, OUTGOING CHAIR, TULSA'S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Aba N. Hammond, the outgoing chair of Tulsa's Young Professionals (TYPROS). Hammond, 30, a business strategist and consultant by profession, is the first Black to serve in TYPROS's chair role.

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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

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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New TPS Superintendent Gives Progress Report To State Board

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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John Neal

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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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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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“A Whistle Blew About 5:00 A.M., And The Invasion Of Greenwood Began”

The survivors, descendants, and communities of Tulsa, Oklahoma that continue to struggle in the wake of the state-sanctioned, institutional and societal racism that culminated in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, followed by more than 100 years of legislative cowardice intended to protect the interests of those who benefited from the deaths of the innocent, will find no immediate respite in the halls of Tulsa district courts, reveals by Tulsa County Judge Caroline Wall’s final ruling late Friday, Jul.7.

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Ross D. Johnson

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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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The Eagle Receives Top Awards In Annual Oklahoma Press Association Competition

SHAWNEE – The Oklahoma Eagle – the state’s oldest Black-owned newspaper that rose from the ashes of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre – won a record number of top journalism honors in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest Awards.

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The Evans-Fintube Saga: What happened to a $68 million development plan for Greenwood?

What happened? How was the most significant, Black-run development project in Tulsa in memory suddenly dropped?

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Gary Lee

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The Oklahoma Eagle Wins Best Page Design Award In Great Plains Journalism Contest

TULSA – The Oklahoma Eagle, the state’s oldest Black-owned media company and the last privately-owned business that owns property and continues to operate in Tulsa’s famed Historic Greenwood District, won Best Page Design in the Great Plains Journalism Awards competition on May 5.

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Tulsans Remember Tina Turner, A Down-To-Earth Rock Star

In February of 1968, The Ike and Tina Turner Revue came to Tulsa to entertain the home crowd. Even back then, fans recall, at all of 29, Tina showed up at the North Tulsa-based Big Ten Ballroom with her self-styled diva glamour.

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Gary Lee

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The Oklahoma Eagle Wins Best Page Design Award In Great Plains Journalism Contest

TULSA – The Oklahoma Eagle, the state’s oldest Black-owned media company and the last privately-owned business that owns property and continues to operate in Tulsa’s famed Historic Greenwood District, won Best Page Design in the Great Plains Journalism Awards competition on May 5.

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The Oklahoma Eagle Staff

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McCurtain Publisher Rejects Views of The County As Racially Biased

Bruce Willingham, publisher of the McCurtain Gazette-News, batted back perceptions of McCurtain County as a part of Oklahoma that is hostile to Blacks and other minorities.

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John Neal

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Students of the COVID-19 Era: How the Pandemic followed them to Langston University, Oklahoma’s only HBCU

TULSA – The coronavirus pandemic may be waning across much of the globe. However, for many students at Langston University – the only Oklahoma historically Black college and university – the aftereffects still impact their lives at its campuses in Langston, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

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Gary Lee

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Oklahoma GOP-led Measure Providing Public Funding For Private Education Becomes Law

The new legislation will likely weaken Tulsa Public Schools and other public school systems across the state by diverting millions of dollars from them. It may also disadvantage families in economically disadvantaged communities, many of whom cannot afford private schools, several educators and lawmakers have said.

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John Neal

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A Book That Finally Tells Greenwood’s Epic Story

“Before its burning, Greenwood Avenue had been lined with hotels, restaurants, furriers, and even an early taxi service using a Ford Model T,” Luckerson wrote in The Ringer. “Nearly 200 businesses populated the 35-square-block district in all, as did some homes as stately as the ones owned by upper-class whites in the city.”

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Two Tulsa Educators Who Overcame The Pandemic’s Challenges

The impact of the COVID-19 virus was brutal for Tulsa Public Schools’ teachers. The same woes that burdened educators across the country – and indeed globally – affected them, too: school administrators who were ambivalent about how to respond to the pandemic; off-and-on decisions about whether schools would be remote or in-person; coping with COVID-19 illnesses themselves or among colleagues; having to learn the tools of remote teaching on the spot.

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Gary Lee

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Alisa Bell, J.A.M.E.S.: A Champion For Young Mothers

Since it was founded in 2007, J.A.M.E.S., Inc. has helped hundreds of young Tulsa mothers, Bell estimates. Around 70 percent are young Black Tulsans, while the others are white, Native American or Latina.

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Doubts Rise Over A Resolution To Tulsa Race Massacre Mass Graves

Is the city of Tulsa serious in its mission to uncover the mystery of bodies still missing from the 1921 Race Massacre?

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Remote Learning Delivers Mixed Success for Tulsa Area Students in the Era Of COVID-19

The Oklahoma Eagle has conducted a probe into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the nearly 33,000 students in Tulsa Public Schools and the surrounding metropolitan area school districts.

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Oklahoma GOP-led Measure Providing Public Funding For Private Education Becomes Law

The new legislation will likely weaken Tulsa Public Schools and other public school systems across the state by diverting millions of dollars from them. It may also disadvantage families in economically disadvantaged communities, many of whom cannot afford private schools, several educators and lawmakers have said.

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John Neal

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Students of the COVID-19 Era: How the Pandemic followed them to Langston University, Oklahoma’s only HBCU

TULSA – The coronavirus pandemic may be waning across much of the globe. However, for many students at Langston University – the only Oklahoma historically Black college and university – the aftereffects still impact their lives at its campuses in Langston, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

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Gary Lee

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A Book That Finally Tells Greenwood’s Epic Story

“Before its burning, Greenwood Avenue had been lined with hotels, restaurants, furriers, and even an early taxi service using a Ford Model T,” Luckerson wrote in The Ringer. “Nearly 200 businesses populated the 35-square-block district in all, as did some homes as stately as the ones owned by upper-class whites in the city.”

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M. David Goodwin

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In The Era Of COVID-19, Tulsa Public Schools Lost A Generation Of Black And Brown Students

The Oklahoma Eagle is investigating how the coronavirus pandemic impacted the education of the Black and Brown children in Tulsa Public Schools. In the first installment of our three-part series, we detail the impact the pandemic has had on the disadvantaged schools in our community.

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Gary Lee

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Doubts Rise Over A Resolution To Tulsa Race Massacre Mass Graves

Is the city of Tulsa serious in its mission to uncover the mystery of bodies still missing from the 1921 Race Massacre?

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Remote Learning Delivers Mixed Success for Tulsa Area Students in the Era Of COVID-19

The Oklahoma Eagle has conducted a probe into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the nearly 33,000 students in Tulsa Public Schools and the surrounding metropolitan area school districts.

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Gary Lee

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FWD: People First

Nearly 2 million people are incarcerated in U.S. jails & prisons. Too often, they are described as “offender” & “felon”. These labels bias the public against criminal justice reform and make more freedom less possible.

Word choices matter. Put #peoplefirst.

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EDUCATION

WE PURSUE THE FULL AND CLEAR TRUTHS ABOUT THE STATE OF EDUCATION IN GREATER TULSA AND OKLAHOMA, FROM K-12 TO OUR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS.

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THE HISTORIC GREENWOOD DISTRICT AND GREATER TULSA HAVE A VIBRANT AND RICH ARTS COMMUNITY, WORTHY OF DISCOVERY AND CELEBRATION.

EDUCATION

WE PURSUE THE FULL AND CLEAR TRUTHS ABOUT THE STATE OF EDUCATION IN GREATER TULSA AND OKLAHOMA, FROM K-12 TO OUR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS.

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Oklahoma Needs Critical Race Theory 

Republican governors Ron DeSantis of Florida and Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma and their respective GOP-majority legislatures have moved aggressively to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in the education system in their states.

ARTS & CULTURE

THE HISTORIC GREENWOOD DISTRICT AND GREATER TULSA HAVE A VIBRANT AND RICH ARTS COMMUNITY, WORTHY OF DISCOVERY AND CELEBRATION.

Jarrod Kopp, Obum UkabamLittle Shop of Horrors, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, TPAC, Graceson Todd, Majeste Pearson, James Burkhalter III, Joseph Wright, Nash McQuarters, Justin Daniels, Jamia Newsome, Alexandria Moore, Elara Ford, Joseph Wright, Terrell Crawford, Josh Yap,

HADESTOWN: A CLASSIC PRODUCTION WITH CONTEMPORARY THEMES

“It is about hope and love, and will love win? Will love carry you through?”

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