Unanswered Cries for Preservation

The Importance of Bullying and Suicide Prevention for Our Youth by Executive Editor Timantha Norman If suicide was a black phenomenon and all of a sudden there was an uptick in white kids committing suicide, there would be a national outcry,” stated Michael Lindsey, the executive director of New York University’s McSilver Institute for PovertyContinue reading “Unanswered Cries for Preservation”

Real Talk With Black Men: Emotional Support for Men in North Tulsa

By Multimedia Specialist Taylor Finley “If you don’t have any positive reinforcements, it’s depressing,” said Kenya Williams, a native North Tulsan. That is the heart behind why he decided to start a support group called Real Talk with Black Men. He wanted to create a space where black men of all ages were able toContinue reading “Real Talk With Black Men: Emotional Support for Men in North Tulsa”

Crisis in North Tulsa: Systemic Racism and its Effect on Black Mental Health

by Contributing Writer Shalon R. Youngblood People with mental illness are often left to deteriorate until their actions provoke a police response, which has occurred all too often in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On August 24, 2018, Joshua Harvey, an unarmed black man in the midst of an active mental health crisis, was tased 25 times byContinue reading “Crisis in North Tulsa: Systemic Racism and its Effect on Black Mental Health”