State Board Denies TPS’s Accreditation Appeal

OSBE denied TPS’ request to reconsider July 28 accreditation downgrade.

    • May 2022 – Gov. Stitt signs H.B. 1775 into law.

    • CY 2022 – Vector Solutions developed courseware, “Cultural Competence and Racial Bias”, contextualizing the concepts of inherent and racial bias.

    • Feb. 2022 – Amy Cook, Memorial High School teacher, filed an H.B. 1775 complaint with OSDE

    • OSBE – downgraded TPS accreditation to “Accredited With Warning”.

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The Mental Health Of Black Tulsa Is Teetering On The Brink

Twenty percent of Black Oklahomans have mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), an advocacy organization with an active Oklahoma chapter. That means that one out of every five persons you pass shopping in the aisles at Oasis Fresh Market, eating at Wanda J’s, or gassing up the car at QuikTrip suffers a mental disorder.

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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.

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Heather Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund Awards Annual Scholarship

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Chef Taylor LaTouche: Creative and Adaptable

LaTouche, the founder of Chef’s Touch Catering, is best summed up by two words: unyielding and adaptive. She has bounced back so many times that she has proven one of the best-known personalities in Tulsa’s catering scene. Her stick-to-itiveness” has been established in business, her personal life, and health.

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North Tulsa Cemetery Finally Being Cleaned Up After Months Without Grounds Keeping

www.fox23.com    By Catherine James, FOX23 News   Knee-high grass and weeds choke the headstones at Crown Hill Cemetery on 66th Street North. The cemetery was originally founded for African Americans. Some…

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Friendship Church Celebrates 100 Years In Tulsa

www.kjrh.com By: Naomi Keitt     Friendship Church is celebrating 100 years in the community. “100 years, we say we’re just getting started,” said Senior Pastor Jamaal Dyer, who has led the…

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The Spirit of Greenwood: How a Community Rebuilt after Devastation

Mt. Zion Baptist Church loomed tall below Standpipe Hill in the Greenwood community. The year is 1921, and the congregation had just begun worshipping in their fresh, two-month-old building, according to the church’s website. Black riflemen stood in the belltower of the church to get a better angle of racist white gunmen approaching from the west, eyewitness reports the Oklahoma Historical Society show.