In the 1890’s, the family of A. J. Smitherman moved to Oklahoma where he later founded the Tulsa Star newspaper. This black newspaper in Greenwood was crucial to the edification and education of African Americans on their legal rights regarding court rulings and or legislation pertinent to their community.
The establishing of a district by black people and for Black people was not only borne out of a need to be self-sufficient.
The Jim Crow laws of the day meant that there was a separation of black and white communities. The railway tracks running through the district; separated black communities from white communities.
This made Gurley and Stratford’s vision for a Black economy more relevant. Though a haven for racially oppressed blacks, Tulsa was extremely segregated and Oklahoma became increasingly racist after gaining statehood. This made it difficult to find places for businesses in Tulsa.
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EDUCATION SYSTEM IN GHANA
High School teachers in Ghana have been on strike for the past week for non-payment of some teachers’ salaries. It also happens to be the examination week before the Christmas break. A High School teacher I spoke with confirmed he had not been paid for three months. Other teachers mentioned higher figures.As at Friday the 13th of December 2019, serious negotiations behind closed doors had been ongoing between the Teachers’ Union and the Ghana Education to resolve the impasse.That, in a nutshell, sums the state of education in Ghana.
BLACK WALL STREET
Prior to the massacre of May 31, 1921, when a mob of white men over two days burnt the black district of Greenwood to the ground, it was one of the most Affluent African American districts in the entire United States.Founded on Indian Territory in 1906 by Mr. O.C. Gurley and his family, a wealthy land owner, who purchased 40 acres of land in Tulsa, named it Greenwood after a Mississippi town. Gurley was able to purchase this land through the Dawes Act. A US Law that gave land to individual Native Americans and many Black Sharecroppers looking for better opportunities in a post-Civil War era and from racial oppression.Oklahoma was considered a safe haven and became home to more than 50 black townships in the State.
People, Places And Perspectives
It was with some amount of pride that I watched the women’s march on January 21, 2017 and felt a shift in the winds of change that blew over the country and the world at large.
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City Metro, Inc. (NAMI- NYC Metro) is a grassroots organization that provides free support, education, and advocacy for families and individuals of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds who live with mental illness.
Can a Woman really have it all? One woman's struggle to balance Family and business
My Struggle of Building My Business and a Relationship With My Daughter.
Health & Fitness
Singer Arika Kane, Meets the Challenge of Health and Fitness
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Successful Relationships: as Important for Women in the Bedroom as in the Boardroom
Spirit & Self
With the holidays upon us, and revelry all around, you would want to believe that all are having the same amount of enjoyment and getting the same level of fulfillment as you, and so many like you.
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Wear lipstick & attack.
Cherishing The Gift Of Business
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it twice; we are in a “new normal” an uncertain period of employment economics.
The RELUCTANT Convert
How the beloved author of the Chronicles of Narnia helped a struggling veteran rediscover his faith
ROAD Less traveled
OKLAHOMA’S DIRT ROADS AND BEATEN PATHS OFFER VIEWS, RIDES, AND ROAD T R I P S I N AC C E S S I B L E TO M O S T. B U T HOW TO GET STARTED OFF-ROADING? WHERE TO GO? HOW TO STAY SAFE? THIS GUIDE WILL HELP YOU HIT THE TRAILS.
THE High GROUND
As the world hunkered down, one Oklahoman prepared for the toughest athletic challenge of his life. But the hardest obstacle to overcome wasn’t legs, lungs, stamina, or Oklahoma’s deceptively hilly terrain—it was losing the person who inspired him the most.
ADVENTURE BLACK BOOK
How do you feel most alive? Whether your adrenaline rushes come from death-defying feats, unusual journeys, or one-of-a-kind meals, these fifty-one Oklahoma spots will have you living life to its fullest all year long.
PUTTING CORONA ON ICE IN OKLAHOMA
History of Ranch Rodeo
A working cowboy’s event, the modern-day version of a rodeo is vastly different from its predecessor, the traditional ranch rodeo. Instead of the glamorous and sometime theatrical performances of today’s professional rodeos, ranch rodeos remain dedicated to the skill and determination necessary to work a ranch. From their grass-roots evolution in the 19th century to the thousands of annual events today, ranch rodeos connect generations of cowboys and cowgirls across the country.
WATCH OUT LA: FEDS CALCULATE RISKIEST, SAFEST PLACES IN US
Spending her life in Los Angeles, Morgan Andersen knows natural disasters all too well. In college, an earthquake shook her home hard. Her grandfather was affected by recent wildfires in neighboring Orange County.
Drizzle it over biscuits, use it to sweeten a cup of tea, or just sneak a spoonful out of the jar every now and then—there’s nothing like Oklahoma honey.
Hungry for Taters
Though this historic restaurant may seem off the map, its antique charm, hospitality, and service proves why it’s been around for nearly a century.
AS A PANDEMIC THREATENED TO SHUTTER THEIR BUSINESSES FOR GOOD, OKLAHOMA RESTAURANT OWNERS MARSHALED THEIR COURAGE, GRIT, AND CREATIVITY TO MAKE DINING OUT A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL.