The Importance of Black Homeownership in Wealth Creation

by Contributing Writer Aszurdee Sadé You dream of accumulating wealth. You want to increase your income, your investments, and your savings over time. However, there’s a problem. Income inequality and other underlying socio-economic conditions are the biggest hindrances to Black homeownership and wealth creation. Black households lack access to affordable financial products and are unableContinue reading “The Importance of Black Homeownership in Wealth Creation”

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 same report, analysts proposed that by the time Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program reaches maturity, the market couldContinue reading “The Cannabis Crux: Marijuana Legalization in Post-“War on Drugs” Oklahoma”

Extractions, exploitation, destruction: How state-sanctioned disenfranchisement stunted Black wealth acquisition (Part 1 of 3)

by Contributing Writer Mana Tahaie Earlier this year, Tulsa Development Authority (TDA) once again came under scrutiny by Tulsans concerned about the displacement of Black North Tulsa residents. In March, City Councilor Vanessa Hall Harper warned residents of District 1 that a proposed amendment of the Greenwood/Unity Heritage Neighborhoods sector plan subjected approximately 2,000 addressesContinue reading “Extractions, exploitation, destruction: How state-sanctioned disenfranchisement stunted Black wealth acquisition (Part 1 of 3)”