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The Tulsa Race Massacre was famously forgotten in Oklahoma history classes for decades. But as the 100 year anniversary of the tragedy approaches, keeping that memory alive is as important as ever in the state’s schools.

Jamie Glisson

"A Heavy Blow: The Pandemic's Impact on Domestic Violence," the second episode of the Focus: Black Oklahoma's special presentation "Black Plague: COVID In North Tulsa" is available now.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the Oklahoma Health Care Authority denying the bid of a local company despite the organization coming in $30M less than the bid winner, prominent Oklahoma Republican Mickey Edwards announces he is quitting the Republican Party and Senator James Lankford apologizing to Black Tulsans for his involvement in questioning the election for President Biden.

 

I am writing this on January 7, 2021, and I have no idea how to review a book that depicts a notorious historical event where white supremacists rioted and destroyed a Black community, when yesterday, almost exactly 100 years later, white supremacists rioted their way into the U.S. Capitol Building. But Angel of Greenwood deserves to fly into the world on the biggest wings she can spread, so I'm going to try.

$10,000 is a significant chunk of money. But is it enough to convince you to pick up and move to an entirely different part of the country?

William Jennings and his wife have lived in their Virginia Beach, Va., home for the last 37 years. And their plan was to stay in it through retirement.

"I really like my house," Jennings says, standing in the front yard. "A two-story home. A swimming pool in the backyard."

But Jennings' neighborhood has flooded more often in recent years. His house did once, too. His mortgage requires flood insurance, which now costs him $2,336 a year and is set to increase 18% in July.

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For the first time in nearly two years, civilian passengers are taking flight aboard a Boeing 737 Max plane Wednesday. The demonstration flight operated by American Airlines will travel from Dallas, Texas, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, with members of the media as the first passengers since two fatal crashes grounded the aircraft 20 months ago.

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In-person instruction at Tulsa Public Schools started just a few weeks ago. But by the end of this week, students in the state’s second-largest public school district will be back to learning remotely.

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A growing number of Tulsa suburbs are adding face covering ordinances.

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