Supreme Court Ruling Allows State to Prosecute Non-Indians on Reserveland in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 decision that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

Supreme Court Narrows Ruling for Tribes in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 ruling that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within Indian reservation lands, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #native-americans, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

In Tulsa, a Burmese Cooking Tradition Takes the Spotlight

The food of the Zomi people of Myanmar isn’t easy to find in America, even in this city so welcoming to refugees. But this weekend it will move front and center.

#food, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #restaurants, #tulsa-okla

4 Dead in Tulsa Medical Center Shooting Add to Tally of U.S. Gun Violence

The gunman apparently took his own life, as well, the Tulsa police said.

#bynum-george-theron-iv-gt, #mass-shootings, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-okla-shooting-june-1-2022, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Medical Worker Rushed to Escape ‘Labyrinth’ of Offices in Tulsa

Gannon Gill said the sound of gunfire interrupted an appointment with a patient. He led his patient to safety after a deadly shooting at a medical facility in Tulsa, Okla.

#mass-shootings, #oklahoma, #tulsa-okla

Four people, including gunman, are killed in an attack at Tulsa medical building, police say.

It was unclear if the police had shot the gunman or if he had shot himself, officials said.

#mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #tulsa-okla

Several Shot and Some Are Killed in Attack at Tulsa Medical Building, Police Say

The assailant was dead, but it was unclear if the police had shot him or he had shot himself, officials said.

#mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #tulsa-okla

The $10 Million Bob Dylan Center Opens Up His Songwriting Secrets

A new space in Tulsa, Okla., built to display Dylan’s vast archive, celebrates one of the world’s most elusive creators, and gives visitors a close-up look at notebooks and fan mail.

#archives-and-records, #bob-dylan-center-tulsa-okla, #dylan-bob, #folk-music, #museums, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #poetry-and-poets, #tulsa-okla

Charitable Offer by Melania Trump Is Rejected, a Move She Calls ‘Politics’

Mrs. Trump assailed what she called attempts to “cancel her” as she comes under criticism, along with her husband, for post-White House fund-raising efforts.

#e-commerce, #florida, #holberton-school, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #philanthropy, #trump-melania, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ex-Oklahoma Officer Is Sentenced in Killing of Daughter’s Boyfriend

Shannon Kepler, who had served as a police officer in Tulsa for 24 years, was tried five times before a federal jury found him guilty of the 2014 murder of Jeremey Lake, 19.

#jeremey-lake, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma, #shannon-kepler, #tulsa-okla

Ronnie Wilson, Founder of the Gap Band, Dies at 73

After beginning his career as a teenager, he joined with his two younger brothers to record R&B hits like “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” and “Outstanding.”

#deaths-obituaries, #gap-band-music-group, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #tulsa-okla, #wilson-ronnie-1948-2021

Tulsa Massacre Survivors Ask Justice Dept. to Intervene in Search for Graves

Survivors of the 1921 massacre and descendants of victims said they did not trust city officials to search for the graves of Black residents who were killed by a white mob.

#black-people, #bynum-george-theron-iv-gt, #forensic-science, #justice-department, #oaklawn-cemetery-tulsa-okla, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Search for Victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre Has Uncovered 27 Coffins

There are strong reasons to suspect that the mass grave was for victims of the 1921 killing, given contemporary evidence.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #black-people, #cemeteries, #oaklawn-cemetery, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Tom Hanks: The Tulsa Race Massacre Is Every American’s History

Schools and the entertainment industry, which help shape what is history and what is forgotten, must portray the burden of racism in our nation. 

#black-people, #history-academic-subject, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

Greenwood Rising Links Tulsa’s Tragic History to Today’s Struggles

Throughout the South, fluid new museums serve as memorial markers too. Greenwood Rising follows a neighborhood’s history into the present.

#black-people, #culture-arts, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #watchmen-tv-program

Biden Promises Tulsa Massacre Survivors Their Story Will Be ‘Known in Full View’

The president, who has made racial equity and justice central themes of his administration, was in Tulsa, Okla., to commemorate a painful part of the country’s history.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Assigns Harris Another Difficult Role: Protecting Voting Rights

The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

Biden Assigns Kamala Harris Another Difficult Role: Protecting Voting Rights

The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

The Burning of Black Tulsa

A century after a race massacre that leveled businesses and homes, and killed hundreds, what would justice look like?

#black-people, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #staples-brent, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Biden to Meet With Tulsa Massacre Survivors on Anniversary

President Biden’s visit is part of an effort to lift the silence surrounding the deaths of hundreds of Black residents at the hands of an angry white mob, an episode rarely mentioned in history books.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

What the Tulsa Race Massacre Can Teach Us

The project of healing history’s wounds is difficult but necessary work.

#black-people, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #teachers-and-school-employees, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Reconstructing the Neighborhood Burned in the Tulsa Massacre

Using maps, newspaper clippings, testimonies and more, a team of graphics editors created an interactive 3-D portrait of the community that was burned down in 1921.

#ancestry-com, #archives-and-records, #black-people, #buildings-structures, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Anniversary Event for Tulsa Race Massacre Unraveled Over Reparations

A centennial commission that raised $30 million for a history exhibit center said the government should be responsible for repaying survivors and their descendants.

#black-people, #fletcher-viola-ford, #randle-lessie-benningfield, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #van-ellis-hughes

100 Years After the Tulsa Massacre, What Does Justice Look Like?

In 1921, a white mob attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa, killing hundreds of Black people and destroying the neighborhood. Justice has never been served. Can it still be today?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crutcher-terence-1976-2016, #crutcher-tiffany, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

Film or Real Life?

Sometimes a place is more than just a place; it can be a scene. Even the blankest backdrops, like a parking lot or a sun-baked freeway, can shimmer with cinematic potential. Four photographers showed us the movie moments that they found all over.

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A Skillful Narrative of Excavating the Truth About the Tulsa Race Massacre

Scott Ellsworth’s “The Ground Breaking” is about the 1921 massacre and all that has happened since, from silence and cover-up to sustained attempts to learn the full history.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #ellsworth-scott-1954, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-ground-breaking-an-american-city-and-its-search-for-justice-book, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Tulsa Massacre Survivors Testify to Congress

The three known survivors, who were all children in 1921, offered their firsthand accounts of the race massacre at a hearing in Washington.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #race-and-ethnicity, #randle-lessie-benningfield, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

History Can Be Erased. It Often Has Been.

I see Republicans trying to alter our perception of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. I do not take that lightly.

#black-people, #house-of-representatives, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #senate, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

Tulsa Race Massacre Commission Ousts Oklahoma Governor

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission removed Gov. Kevin Stitt from the panel just days after he had signed a bill that banned the teaching of certain concepts about race.

#elections-governors, #history-academic-subject, #race-and-ethnicity, #stitt-kevin, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Want to Move to Our Town? Here’s $10,000 and a Free Bike.

With offers of cash, housing and a budding talent pool, smaller cities and states hope to get in on the ground floor of a new era for remote workers.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fayetteville-ark, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #savannah-ga, #tulsa-okla

New Incentive Programs for Remote Workers in Bentonville, Tulsa, and Savannah

With offers of cash, housing and a budding talent pool, smaller cities and states hope to get in on the ground floor of a new era for remote workers.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fayetteville-ark, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #savannah-ga, #tulsa-okla

The Haunting of Tulsa, Okla.

A recently unearthed mass grave may soon provide answers about what happened to victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #black-people, #cemeteries, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Stanford Study Seeks to Quantify Infections Stemming From Trump Rallies

The researchers used a statistical model to extrapolate infections tied to 18 rallies, and the study’s figures were not based on individual cases traced directly to particular campaign events.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cain-herman, #contact-tracing-public-health, #duluth-minn, #phoenix-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stanford-university, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking Tulsa Mayor Before Trump Rally

Adam Maxwell Donn, 40, of Norfolk, Va., sent dozens of harassing and threatening emails to try to get President Trump’s campaign rally canceled, officials said.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harris-kamala-d, #norfolk-va, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #whitmer-gretchen

Mass Grave Unearthed in Tulsa During Search for Massacre Victims

An excavation found 11 coffins in Oaklawn Cemetery, but painstaking work will be required to identify whether the remains are from Black victims of the 1921 race massacre.

#black-people, #cemeteries, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

99 Years After the Tulsa Greenwood Massacre, a Lawsuit Seeks Redress

In 1921, white looters destroyed a prosperous Black business district and killed up to 300 people. In a lawsuit, survivors of the catastrophe and descendants of victims said the city and state needed to rectify the past.

#black-people, #discrimination, #looting-crime, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

In Tulsa, Where Race Relations Are Raw, a White Mayor Feels the Heat

Mayor G.T. Bynum finds himself on the defensive over the presidential campaign, the coronavirus pandemic and the uproar over police abuse.

#bartlett-dewey-f-jr, #black-people, #bynum-george-theron-iv-gt, #elections-mayors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #robinson-greg-ii, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

A Historic Supreme Court Ruling Upends Courts in Oklahoma

Local prosecutors are referring criminal cases to the federal and tribal courts, which are now flooded with new cases.

#cherokee-indians, #criminal-justice, #federal-state-relations-us, #kunzweiler-stephen-a, #lipp-kelsey, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #stitt-kevin, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies at 74

Mr. Cain, a business executive who sought the Republican nomination in 2012, had been hospitalized with the coronavirus in the Atlanta area.

#atlanta-ga, #cain-herman, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #tulsa-okla

Trump’s Tulsa Rally Drew Sparse Crowd, but It Cost $2.2 Million

New campaign filings show that President Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.2 million for the event last month, which drew a lower-than-expected crowd that disappointed his campaign.

#parscale-brad-1976, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

The Massacre That Destroyed Tulsa’s ‘Black Wall Street’

In 1921, the city of Tulsa erupted in a spasm of hate and fire that destroyed its prosperous Black district. A century later, excavators are uncovering a “crime scene.”

#black-people, #cemeteries, #forensic-science, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla

For Muscogee (Creek) Tribe in Oklahoma, at Long Last Vindication

After decades of betrayals and broken treaties, the Supreme Court ruled that much of Oklahoma is their land, after all.

#harjo-joy, #harjo-suzan-shown, #indigenous-people, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #supreme-court-us, #treaties, #tulsa-okla

Coronavirus Surge in Tulsa ‘More Than Likely’ Linked to Trump Rally

Dr. Bruce Dart, the director of the Tulsa Health Department, said Tulsa County had reported nearly 500 new cases of Covid-19 in the past two days.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disease-rates, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

Herman Cain Hospitalized With Coronavirus

The former presidential candidate attended the president’s indoor rally in Oklahoma last month. He was hospitalized on Wednesday.

#atlanta-ga, #cain-herman, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

Tulsa Police Sergeant, One of Two Officers Shot During Traffic Stop, Dies

David Anthony Ware was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sgt. Craig Johnson, the authorities said.

#johnson-craig, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma, #tulsa-okla

‘Through Art, I Hope That We Can Make One Tulsa’

Talking with two organizers of the movement to reclaim the long-ignored history of Black Wall Street and the Greenwood district’s achievements.

#art, #black-people, #lansana-quraysh-ali, #tulsa-okla, #wortham-jerica

New Numbers Showing Coronavirus Spread Intrude on a White House in Denial

Both President Trump and Vice President Pence seem oblivious to the new chapter in the pandemic.

#arizona, #birx-deborah-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #florida, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Speaks! And Speaks. And Speaks …

At least those rallies keep him off the streets.

#trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

The Boy Who Cried Fake News

From inside the MAGA gates, Trump can’t see how the world has changed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-senate, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mcconnell-mitch, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Tulsa Rally: Trump’s Words and Mood

Readers offer their post-rally analysis. One calls the speech a “hate-filled screed.” Another worries that left-wing gloating about low turnout “will only galvanize Mr. Trump’s base.”

#presidential-election-of-2020, #speeches-and-statements, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government