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The Tulsa Race Massacre


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  1. 1 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Good Evening Everyone! Thanks for the new thread Nerdy! 😘❤️

  2. 2 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    A message from Forever FLOTUS

  3. 3 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Get ready for hurricane season!

    Resources:
    https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

  4. 4 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:14 pm

  5. 5 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

  6. 7 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:16 pm

  7. 8 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Replay here:

    • 9 Dudette
      June 1, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    • 10 Dudette
      June 1, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    • 11 Dudette
      June 1, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    • 12 Dudette
      June 1, 2021 at 6:23 pm

  8. 13 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Happy Immigrant Heritage Month!

  9. 14 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    No drill baby!

  10. 15 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:21 pm

  11. 16 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Free rides to the poke!

  12. 17 jer44
    June 1, 2021 at 7:14 pm

  13. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    June 1, 2021 at 8:04 pm

  14. 19 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    The prodigal son returns! 😁

  15. 20 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    • 21 Dudette
      June 1, 2021 at 9:45 pm

      People act like they don’t remember some of their favorite celebrities and or rich people committed suicide.

  16. 22 ggail44
    June 1, 2021 at 8:46 pm

  17. 23 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Not enough. Biden has to lead on this.

  18. 24 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    LOL. Fry ’em.

  19. 25 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Joe Biden has become the first sitting president to commemorate the 1921 Tulsa Massacre – one of the worst incidents of racial violence in US history.

    Mr Biden flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the attack, which claimed some 300 African-American lives.

    The two days of violence, sparked by a white mob, were largely erased from history for decades.

    It re-entered the national discourse amid racial justice protests last year.

    On 31 May 1921, a group of white Americans razed the affluent and predominantly black neighbourhood of Greenwood in Tulsa.

    The community – known by the moniker of “Black Wall Street” – was the country’s wealthiest African-American neighbourhood until its many homes and businesses were burned down in the riot.

    In addition to the lives lost, many more black Americans were left injured or homeless.

    In the years following the incident, many official records were lost or destroyed, and schools did not teach about the massacre.

    Speaking in Tulsa on Tuesday, Mr Biden said: “For much too long, the history of what took place here was told in silence, cloaked in darkness.”

    “My fellow Americans, this was not a riot. This was a massacre, and among the worst in our history. But not the only one.”

    Less than two years after the Tulsa massacre, a white mob destroyed the black town of Rosewood in rural Florida.

    On 31 May, Mr Biden issued a proclamation for a day of remembrance.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57323200

  20. 26 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Ha! [Again!] 😁

  21. 27 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    The four Grand Slams say they want to “create meaningful improvements” in supporting players after Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open.

    Osaka, 23, pulled out on Monday – a day after the Slams threatened her with expulsion for not talking to the media.

    The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open have offered their “support and assistance” to her.

    “We commend Naomi for sharing in her own words the pressures and anxieties she is feeling,” they said.

    “We empathise with the unique pressures tennis players may face.”

    The four major tournaments have faced criticism for the way they have handled the issue at Roland Garros.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/57323649

    Kudos to Osaka for ‘being a diva’ and for ‘making a scene’.

    • 28 amk for obama
      June 1, 2021 at 9:39 pm

      Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams acknowledged that speaking to the media was “definitely not easy to do for anyone”.

      “For me personally, I know every single person asking me a question can’t play as well as I can and never will, so no matter what you say or what you write, you’ll never light a candle to me,” said the 40-year-old American.

      Ouch.

  22. 29 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 9:54 pm

  23. June 1, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Well THAT didn’t take long! Polls closed an hour ago and it is an ASS-KICKING!! YEAH MELANIE!!!

    Yesss, we knew she would win, but still fun! And her trumpy refugg opponent was so disgusting and useless (as usual).

    https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/melanie-stansbury-projected-winner-of-cd-1-special-election/6127925/?cat=500

    😀😊🙂😃

  24. 31 ggail44
    June 1, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Need support in Hendersonville, NC

  25. 32 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    LOL! This whole thread! 😆😂🤣

  26. 33 ggail44
    June 1, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    👏🏽👏🏽

  27. 38 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 12:07 am

    For me, he will always be that traitorous thug.

  28. 39 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 12:09 am

    How much of it got siphoned off by the traitorous thug and his klan?

  29. 40 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 12:12 am

  30. 41 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 12:38 am

  31. 43 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Yay New Mexico!

    • 44 Dudette
      June 2, 2021 at 1:03 am

  32. 45 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 12:43 am

  33. 46 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 12:58 am

  34. 48 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 1:05 am

    🛰👨🏼‍🚀👨🏼‍🚀Live spacewalk

  35. 49 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 1:50 am

    The same dc bw corrupt hacks who normalized the insurrectionist traitorous thug.

  36. 50 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 1:50 am

    The same dc bw corrupt hacks who normalized the insurrectionist traitorous thug.

  37. 51 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 6:14 am

    Nike stands by ‘courageous’ Osaka

    Tennis star Naomi Osaka has found support from Nike (NKE) and other major sponsors after deciding to withdraw from the ongoing French Open.

    The sports apparel giant — who signed a sponsorship deal with Osaka in 2019 — applauded the athlete in a statement on Monday for opening up about her struggle with depression.

    “Our thoughts are with Naomi. We support her and recognise her courage in sharing her own mental health experience,” Nike said as reported by CNN.

    https://www.rediff.com/sports/report/nike-stands-by-courageous-osaka-naomi-french-open/20210602.htm

    A kick in the nads of that french fucktard.

  38. 52 lmcae72
    June 2, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Good morning everyone.
    This is CEB from Florida. Been away from the village for awhile over this year of COVID and political and social turmoil. I am fully vaccinated and slowly reclaiming my life. So good to see that other long-time members of the community are still here. Special thanks to NW for continuing in her role as mayor and leader of our Ohana. We are challenging Desantis and Rubio with Nikki Friend and Val Demings will have a busy time with that. Take care everyone.
    Carla

  39. 59 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Good Morning! 🎼🎶🎵🎻

  40. 60 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Judy Murray backs Osaka, says media demands “extremely high”.

    ‘How many young people do you know who would be comfortable addressing or being questioned by a roomful of very much older strangers?’

    ‘She (Osaka) is one of a very exciting batch of young female players and I am a big fan of hers. I hope with all my heart that she can find a way of feeling more at home in this sport.’

    Judy Murray spoke out in support of Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, saying tennis players faced extremely high demands from the media which could become an “underestimated source of stress”.

    https://www.rediff.com/sports/special/now-judy-murray-backs-osaka-media-demands-extremely-high/20210602.htm

  41. 62 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Tokyo Olympics: Adviser frets about Games; volunteers quit.

    Addressing a parliamentary committee, medical adviser Shigeru Omi said organisers should explain to the public why they are going ahead in the middle of a pandemic.

    Japan’s most senior medical adviser said on Wednesday that hosting the Olympics during a pandemic was “not normal” while media reported thousands of volunteers quitting in advance.

    Doctors have said the Olympics, due to start on July 23 after postponement from last year, would strain a healthcare system already seeing record numbers in critical condition.

    Only 2.7% of Japanese have completed inoculations, a Reuters tracker shows. The pace of new infections has, however, slowed.

    Most Japanese oppose holding the Olympics — due to start on July 23 after postponement from last year — while doctors fear the event would strain a healthcare system seeing record numbers in critical condition and struggling to vaccinate the nation.

    https://www.rediff.com/sports/report/hosting-olympics-not-normal-in-pandemic-japan-medical-adviser/20210602.htm

    The pig pigheadedness of ioc and japanese govt is stunning.

  42. June 2, 2021 at 9:15 am

  43. 65 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 9:21 am

    🙏🏾😔

  44. 68 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 9:30 am

    The 12 States of Awesomeness! 💉

  45. 72 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Go Philly!

  46. 77 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Go Philly, part deux

  47. 78 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Our supreme court is taking the thug modi govt to task almost every other day over their piss poor pandemic handling.

    https://www.rediff.com/news/report/sc-asks-govt-to-place-vax-policy-documents-on-record/20210602.htm

  48. 80 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Go NYC! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  49. 81 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 9:52 am

    What George said.

  50. 82 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 9:59 am

  51. 85 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 10:41 am

    LOL. Yet another proof of #ettd

  52. 86 amk for obama
    June 2, 2021 at 10:43 am

  53. June 2, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Thanks to all for all the great news today, thx so much.

  54. June 2, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Remarks by President Biden
    Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre
    (excerpts)

    “First, we have to see, hear, and give respect to Mother Randle, Mother Fletcher, and Mr. Van Ellis. (Applause.) To all those lost so many years ago, to all the descendants of those who suffered, to this community — that’s why we’re here: to shine a light, to make sure America knows the story in full.”

    “Through the night and into the morning, the mob terrorized Greenwood. Torches and guns. Shooting at will…
    Private planes — private planes — dropping explosives — the first and only domestic aerial assault of its kind on an American city here in Tulsa.

    Eight of Greenwood’s nearly two dozen churches burned, like Mt. Zion — across the street, at Vernon AME.

    Mother Randle said it was like war.
    Mother Fletcher says, all these years later, she still sees Black bodies around.
    Yet no one — no arrests of the mob were made. None. No proper accounting of the dead. The death toll records by local officials said there were 36 people. That’s all. Thirty-six people. But based on studies, records, and accounts, the likelihood — the likely number is much more, in the multiple of hundreds. Untold bodies dumped into mass graves. Families who, at the time, waited for hours and days to know the fate of their loved ones are now descendants who have gone 100 years without closure.

    But, you know, as we speak, the process — the process of exhuming the unmarked graves has started. And at this moment, I’d like to pause for a moment of silence for the fathers, the mothers, the sisters, sons, and daughters, friends of God and Greenwood. They deserve dignity, and they deserve our respect.
    May their souls rest in peace.”

    “My fellow Americans, this was not a riot. This was a massacre — (applause) — among the worst in our history, but not the only one. And for too long, forgotten by our history.
    As soon as it happened, there was a clear effort to erase it from our memory — our collective memories — from the news and everyday conversations. For a long time, schools in Tulsa didn’t even teach it, let alone schools elsewhere”

    “Imagine all those hotels and dinners [diners] and mom-and-pop shops that could been — have been passed down this past hundred years. Imagine what could have been done for Black families in Greenwood: financial security and generational wealth.”

    “Shockingly, the percentage of Black American homeownership is lower today in America than when the Fair Housing Act was passed more than 50 years ago. Lower today. That’s wrong.
    And we’re committing to changing that.”

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/06/02/remarks-by-president-biden-commemorating-the-100th-anniversary-of-the-tulsa-race-massacre/)

    • 89 0388jojothecat
      June 2, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      A lot of AA, women, and people of color lost homeownership due to predatory real estate practices from enacted by the Bush Administration with turning equity in our homes into piggy banks and made lots of folks rich. Then the R.E. bubble burst and mostly people of color lost their homes.

  55. June 2, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Regina Goodwin, Oklahoma State Representative, 73rd district – includes Greenwood,
    talks to Rachel Maddow:

    Maddow:
    “I was struck by President Biden today talking about the economic, long-term ramifications of the destruction of Greenwood. Talking about the loss of generational wealth, the businesses that were never handed down, the property that was never handed down, the families that never had the opportunity to build on what had been built up in that community. What did you make of his discussion about what we can do now to address the racial wealth gap? He’s talking about inequity in housing, small business finance, really granular specific things.”

    Goodwin:
    “Yes you know he did point out that we had about 32% home ownership in 1921. And it’s about the same now a hundred years later. Yet when you look at our white counterparts they’re about 57% home ownership.

    And so the differences are dramatic. And yes he’s absolutely right. He is in a position where he can do quite a bit. As it relates to grants, as it relates to home ownership, loans. As it relates quite frankly, to people having land. You have to have land first of all to build on. So land was lost, taken, stolen during that day. And when you come into that north side community, when you look at the gentrification that’s happening in Tulsa. Absolutely, right policy implemented properly – we can do more in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    So I’m glad that he’s giving thought to it. And the next thing is you’ve got to put some action behind it.
    So we stand ready. We continue to do the work we can here in Tulsa. But certainly national, federal help would be greatly appreciated. Reparations absolutely are due and it can come in many forms.”

  56. June 2, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    ANWAR

    Biden administration suspends oil and gas leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
    “Interior Secretary Deb Haaland orders new environmental review of the leasing program, saying the Trump administration did an ‘insufficient analysis’ of drilling’s impact”

    “The move by the Interior Department, which could spark a major legal battle, dims the prospect of oil drilling in a pristine and politically charged expanse of Alaskan wilderness that Republicans and Democrats have fought over for four decades. The Trump administration auctioned off the right to drill in the refuge’s coastal plain —
    home to hundreds of thousands of migrating caribou and waterfowl as well as the southern Beaufort Sea’s remaining polar bears — just two weeks before President Biden was inaugurated.”

    “But Tuesday’s move signaled that the new administration was willing to take aggressive action in an area that has been a rallying cry for environmentalists for decades.”
    —Let me weep here…big thx to the WH and Secretary Haaland.

  57. 92 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    That’s My Vice President!

  58. June 2, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    “The Whiteness of Wealth:
    How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans–and How We Can Fix It”
    by Dorothy A. Brown

    “Racial hierarchy in America is deeply embedded in structural institutions….”
    On the Chris Hayes podcast: “Why Is This Happening?”
    Listen: (April 20th)

  59. June 2, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    The little russian invited to speak at NC GOP convention this Saturday June 5th.
    Does he believe he’s getting traction?
    –Arrest him already.

  60. 95 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    This seems significant.

  61. 96 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 1:20 pm

  62. June 2, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Opinion:
    A frantic warning from 100 leading experts: Our democracy is in grave danger
    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/01/frantic-warning-100-leading-experts-our-democracy-is-grave-danger/)

    Statement of Concern
    The Threats to American Democracy and the Need for National Voting and Election Administration Standards
    (https://www.newamerica.org/political-reform/statements/statement-of-concern/)

    Flynn: “No reason. I mean it should happen here.”

  63. June 2, 2021 at 1:35 pm

  64. June 2, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    “After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made”
    by Ben Rhodes

  65. June 2, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    June 2, Wednesday
    3 p.m. – NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson to address media on future missions, climate, and Artemis
    during State of NASA event

    NASA LIVE: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

  66. 102 jer44
    June 2, 2021 at 2:22 pm

  67. 103 jer44
    June 2, 2021 at 2:36 pm

  68. 104 pkayden
    June 2, 2021 at 3:29 pm


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