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Tulsa Works To Restore Entrepreneurial Spirit Of ‘Black Wall Street’

AFRICANGLOBE - Now, nearly 100 years after white mobs burned down Tulsa’s Greenwood district and murdered many of its residents, local leaders are working to teach the community about Greenwood’s prosperous past and recapture its entrepreneurial spirit. Gurley and Stradford literally laid the groundwork for what would become known as Black Wall Street by purchasing undeveloped land in Tulsa and building commercial spaces and housing.

Betty Shelby, The Killer Cop Who Murdered Terence Crutcher Chared With...

AFRICANGLOBE - Betty Shelby, the Tulsa Police Department officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher, is being charged with first-degree manslaughter in the case, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler says. Kunzweiler announced the charge Thursday afternoon, six days after Crutcher was shot to death by Shelby, a shooting that was captured on video by a police helicopter camera and dashboard cameras.

1921: Black Business District In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Attacked, Aerially Bombed, Victims...

AFRICANGLOBE- May 31st, 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma. The ‘Negro Wall Street’ district of the Greenwood neighborhood is bombed from the air. Whites invade the enviable Black business district, looting, burning and killing. The police commandeer private planes. The 101st Airborne is flown in. A load of dynamite is dropped. 75 instantly killed. Hundreds of homes and businesses destroyed. Four truckloads of bodies are shoveled into mass graves along the Arkansas river. 4,000 Black men, women, and children arrested and placed in concentration camps, where they are required to carry ‘passes’. The city quickly re-zones the neighborhood so that the railroad can be run through, thus completing the destruction of that neighborhood.

Oklahoma Officer Says He Accidentally Killed This Black Man (Watch)

AFRICANGLOBE - Another video of a Black man being killed by a white police officer has been released, but this time in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Officer Robert Bates, a 73-year old Tulsa County Deputy, says he meant to shoot his suspect Eric Harris with a stun gun during a confrontation back on April 2nd, but accidentally drew and fired his gun.

DA to Seek Death Penalty in Tulsa Shootings

AFRICANGLOBE - Prosecutors said Friday they would seek the death penalty against the two men charged in an April 2012 Tulsa shootings. The rampage killed three Black people and left two others wounded.

Little Africa: Historical Lesson From the “Black Wall Street”

African history month is dedicated to the Motherland and Diaspora's history, and every month has a different theme, and " Little Africa " will...

Tulsa Shooting Suspects Confessed

Two White men accused of shooting five Black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing three of them, have confessed to authorities, media reports said on...