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Burning Tulsa: The Legacy of Black Dispossession

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

The term "race riot" does not adequately describe the events of May 31 - June 1, 1921 in Greenwood, a black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The historical record documents a sustained and murderous assault on black lives and property.

Private Jet Crashes Into Homes In Indiana Neighborhood

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 05.17.2013 | Crime

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A private jet apparently experiencing mechanical trouble crashed Sunday in a northern Indiana neighborhood, hitting three hom...

Revolutionary Days

William E. White | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
William E. White

"We the People" create the institutions that serve us. It's easy to forget that we -- individual citizens -- are the ones responsible for our children's education.

An American First? Atheist to Deliver Invocation 'Prayer' for Tulsa City Council

Edward Falzon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Edward Falzon

For what might be the first time in the history of the United States, an atheist will deliver the opening "prayer" at a government meeting.

In Oklahoma School District, Perks For Top Administrators Include Expensive SUVs

Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

Perks for four Union Public Schools administrators in Oklahoma include full use of district-owned Acura SUVs as part of their benefits package, accord...

Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting 2 At Big Box Store

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 07.19.2012 | Crime

TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa police on Thursday arrested a man accused of gunning down a rival outside an electronics store and mistakenly killing an innocen...

Playwright Erik Ehn on Soulographie: Our Genocides a Commemorative Cycle

Jody Christopherson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

Playwrights like these, clearly passionate people who are willing to risk, willing to do things the hard way -- they have the important and difficult task of sharing what they've seen. How do they begin to speak the unspeakable?

Suspects Confessed In Tulsa Shootings

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 06.10.2012 | Black Voices

TULSA, Okla. — The two suspects arrested in a shooting rampage that terrorized Tulsa's black community and left three people dead have confessed...

(GRAPHIC PHOTOS) Witness Photographs Violent Standoff Moment By Moment

AP | ROCHELLE HINES | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities were investigating Thursday whether the suspected gunman wounded in a shootout near a Tulsa courthouse was trying to...

Maggie The Porcupine And Friends Make Art

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

We've already seen comparisons between the art of young children and the masters of abstract expressionism, but the efforts of some zoo animals in Tul...

A Tragic, Yet Uplifting, Symphony for Tulsa

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts
Adrian Margaret Brune

Racial disparity has become a core thematic underpinning for the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, nearly 50 years after a Tulsa race riot that was part of the lynchings and race riots of the era.

Man On Tower For 5 Days Crows Like A Rooster At Sunrise

Posted 10.16.2011 | Weird News

A man in Tulsa climbed to the top of a 300-foot tower on Thursday and has refused to come down. Police fear that William Boyd Sturdivant II could ...

90 Years On: A Look Back At The Tulsa Race Riot

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 07.22.2011 | Impact
Adrian Margaret Brune

Despite the efforts of journalists over the years, Tulsans always managed to sweep the riot's history under the rug. For nearly eight decades, the riot remained Tulsa's closeted skeleton.

Oklahoma to Sponsor Tea Party Militia?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The Tea Party has no right to intimidation and armed violence. The formation of a Tea Party Militia can be construed to serve no purpose other than that.

At University of Phoenix, allegations of enrollment abuses persist

Education News Colorado. | Education News Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Sharona Coutts, ProPublica A University of Phoenix building in Tulsa, Okla. (Flickr user Lost Tulsa) After federal regulators accused the U...

Tulsa dominated CU Buff men

Daily Camera. | Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TULSA, Okla. -- Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That was Albert Einstein's definition....

Patterson not shocked by Frogs' fall in poll

AP | STEPHEN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU coach Gary Patterson isn't surprised by his undefeated team's drop in The Associated Press poll.

Not after the Horned Frogs' 20-17 victory over Air Force in their Mountain West Conference opener.

"I told people we'll drop in the polls with the writers," Patterson said Tuesday during his weekly news conference, recalling what he said after the game. "It's all about perception, it's not about the facts."

Patterson figured that the close score combined with the perception some people around the country still have about BCS buster hopeful TCU and its conference would factor into the voting. And he apparently was right.

After reaching the Top 10 during the season last week for only the second time in 50 years, the Frogs (5-0) dropped two spots to 12th after winning on the road in an icy mist and bitter wind Saturday night.

Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in California at age 91

Grand Junction Free Press | GJ Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Oral Roberts, the evangelist who rose from humble tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar ministry and a universit...

What If He Were Your Child?

Jennifer Evans Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Evans Gardner

I pray that I don't have to read about any more citizens on any more streets in any more cities in this country being attacked for being who they are.

Report: Reno highest in construction job losses

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A new report shows Nevada's Reno-Sparks region is the nation's hardest hit area when it comes to construction jobs lost in the recession.

The report released Wednesday by the Associated General Contractors of America ranks the metropolitan area 337th based on the percentage of construction jobs gained or lost in the past year.

From August 2008 to August 2009, Reno lost 35 percent of its construction work force.

The area of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., did only slightly better, followed by Tucson, Ariz., Wenatchee, Wash., and Redding, Calif.

On the other end of the spectrum, construction employment in Columbus, Ind., grew 14 percent. Other spots that improved include Anderson, Ind., Tulsa, Okla., Longview, Wash., and Baton Rouge, La.

He Might Have Been A Sports Legend

Stephen Herrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Herrington

On this anniversary of our Lunar achievement and the graduation of my class of 1969, I wonder if there is any more immutable thing than the ephemeral moment of a winning touchdown.

Trooper Fights Paramedics With Patient Still In Ambulance (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Oklahoma's Tulsa World newspaper reports on a bizarre scuffle this past week after a highway patrol officer pulled over an ambulance that was carrying...