Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Rates Are Rising in Oklahoma Prisons

As COVID-19 continues to spread, imprisoned people and those who work in correctional facilities continue to be particularly vulnerable. Running parallel to the devastation of a global pandemic unlike anything this country has seen in a century, the disproportionate over-policing and mass imprisonment of Black people locally has led to a troubling disparity in COVID transmission rates in our state’s correctional facilities.

The Cannabis Crux: Marijuana Legalization in Post-“War on Drugs” Oklahoma

by Contributing Writer Shalon R. Youngblood According to a report from Marijuana Business Daily, more than 5% of Oklahoma’s population is registered as a medical marijuana patient, surpassing any other medical cannabis program in the nation. In that… Read More

The Victory of Greenwood: O.W. Gurley

by Contributing Writer Carlos Moreno During his life, O.W. Gurley was an educator, a church founder, a presidential appointee, a general store owner, a hotel proprietor, a landlord, a deputy police officer, and most famously, the founder of… Read More

George Kaiser’s Social Impact Philanthropy: How a Billionaire Transformed North Tulsa’s Misery into a Cash Cow

by Contributing Writer Julianne M. Romanello, Ph.D. In the elite circles of big philanthropy, Tulsa, Oklahoma has earned quite a reputation. Tulsa received the Readers’ Choice Award for “Best City for Philanthropy” in a 2018 poll conducted by… Read More