Critical Race Theory: Why it still matters in Oklahoma

Stitt signed the bill right before the centennial anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

    • House Bill 1775: Restricts how Oklahoma’s 516 public school districts approach topics of race and sex. The legislation restricts the teaching of concepts that create discomfort or guilt.
    • Critical race theory dates back to the 1970s, when lawyers, scholars and activists realized the problems plaguing the country even after the successes of the civil rights movement.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Kenny Monday Selected to Lead Revived Wrestling Program at Morgan State University

Leading the return of NCAA Division I, Varsity-level men’s wrestling to Maryland’s largest Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Morgan State University today announced the hiring of Kenny Monday as the Athletics Department’s new men’s wrestling coach, effective Aug. 24, 2022.

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Last Three Survivors Allowed to Pursue 101-year-old Legal Fight

A Tulsa County District Court judge has dismissed the claims of eight plaintiffs who sought redress for the losses suffered during the century-old 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the ongoing affects throughout the decades that followed.

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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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Longtime Tulsa educator pushes back against book bans

Across the nation, state legislatures are banning books about Black, Latino and LGBTQ history.

Amy Cook: ‘Conservative Patriot,’ Christian activist at the helm of a Tulsa classroom

She has used her teaching position in the past year to push a full agenda of conservative political and social positions. Cook was hired as a biology teacher at Memorial in 2017.

Monkeypox: What You Need To Know

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Tulsa Prepares To Celebrate Dwain E. Midget: Saturday, Aug. 12

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Colour of Music Festival Inc. To Perform April 7th At Tulsa Philbrook Museum Of Art

www.colourofmusic.org 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 fjones@theoklahomaeagle.net 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.…