Court Rules In Favor of Black Family In Property Demolition Case

At first, Deary Vaughn got mad. He had just found out that the city of Muskogee had demolished his prize property behind his back. 

    • In 2005 the city of Muskogee demolished his prize property behind his back.
    • The Vaughn family filed a lawsuit in 2007 against the city of Muskogee.
    • April 19, 2022, Chief Judge John F. Fischer declared wrongful action by city.


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New York philanthropic couple to donate $1 million to 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors

Ed and Lisa Mitzen, founders of the New York-based nonprofit Business for Good Foundation (BGF), will present a $1 million shared gift this week to the three known living survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. 


Oklahoma Commission on Race and Equality Proposal Fails Again

George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer and the resulting nationwide protests led some states to create commissions to examine racial disparities and propose solutions. Other states had them prior to Floyd’s May 2020 death.


The New Willie Horton


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The Rise and Fall of a Greenwood Policy King

Like many so-called vices, playing the numbers was a common but demonized activity before the government figured out how to profit off of it (the rules largely mirror modern, state-backed lotteries).

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Of Greenwood: Liberty Mutual Insurance Series

The Oklahoma Eagle’s “Of Greenwood” series is part of our 2nd Century Campaign, which commemorates the hundredth anniversary of this African American newspaper. “Of Greenwood,” is a monthly series examines key legacies that helped to shape our community as the “Black Wall Street of America.” Our series receives support from Liberty Mutual Insurance.

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Colour of Music Festival Inc. To Perform April 7th At Tulsa Philbrook Museum Of Art The Colour of Music Festival, Inc. presents a diverse classical repertoire of baroque, classical and 20th-century music at the highest of musical standards to diverse audiences nationally. The festival has presented…

Black History Milestones: Timeline

The date and the story of the enslaved Africans have become symbolic of slavery’s roots.

Civil Rights Activist, Historian and Author Ms.Eddie Faye Gates Now Resting In Glory

By Fred Jones Ms. Eddie Faye Gates was an oral historian and author. She was born and raised in Oklahoma and moved throughout the United States and Europe with her family.…