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”

Black Pain on Display: Restoring Ourselves While Challenging Them

by Managing Editor Raynell Joseph As we wrap up the public hearings into racially biased policing in Tulsa, let’s acknowledge the great work of City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper, Demanding a JUSTulsa, and the organizing it took to push the Council in this direction. It was an eight month process of infuriating excuses from the CouncilContinue reading “Black Pain on Display: Restoring Ourselves While Challenging Them”

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”

Who’s going to police the police? Establishing an OIM is crucial to carrying out meaningful justice in our city

by Executive Editor Timantha Norman It seems as if the vast majority of black folks who claim roots in North Tulsa have had some sort of negative experience of one sort or another with the city’s main law enforcement entity. Some of us have been able to muster up the courage to stand in ourContinue reading “Who’s going to police the police? Establishing an OIM is crucial to carrying out meaningful justice in our city”