Tulsa

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VR Experience Takes Users Inside Attack on Tulsa's Black Wall Street

“Greenwood Avenue” draws on first-person testimonials to provide an immersive experience and critical history lesson.

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Remember the Tulsa 'Black Wall Street' Massacre Through Its Last Known Survivor

“They tried to destroy every Black business, school and church.”

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It's Been 96 Years Since White Mobs Destroyed Tulsa's Black Wall Street

The Oklahoma city’s Greenwood neighborhood was one of the country’s most affluent Black neighborhoods until racists decimated it and killed hundreds of residents.

Tulsa Officer Found Not Guilty in Death of Terence Crutcher

Video shows the unarmed man was walking toward police with his hands up just before Betty Shelby shot and killed him.

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Tulsa Cop Who Killed Terence Crutcher Arrested, Released on Bond

Officer Betty Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter.

Justice Department Investigating Police Killing of Terence Crutcher

Crutcher was standing beside his stalled vehicle with his hands up when he was shot and killed by Tulsa police.

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Man Who Killed Khalid Jabara Pleads Not Guilty to Murder and Hate Crime Charges

Authorities say Stanley Majors fatally shot the Lebanese-American Jabara after five years of racist harassment.

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John Legend, Tika Sumpter Creating Series About Tulsa's 'Black Wall Street'

The series will examine Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood, one of the wealthiest Black enclaves in early-20th century America.

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Khalid Was the 'Fun' Uncle

People around the nation are mourning Khalid Jabara, the Arab-American man slain this month by a racist next-door neighbor with a violent past. Here, his sister in law, Jenna, tells Colorlines about his role in the family and why his parents are not leaving their home. 

Volunteer Deputy Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Robert Bates says he meant to stun Eric Harris, not kill him.

Jury Finds Tulsa Volunteer Deputy Guilty of Killing Unarmed Black Man

Septuagenarian Robert Bates says he meant to stun Eric Harris, not shoot him.

Tulsa Sheriff Won't Resign, But Won't Seek Re-election Either

Over the April 2 killing of Eric Harris by one of Glanz’s volunteer reserve deputies.

Tulsa Deputy Denies His Missing Training Records Were Faked

The Tulsa Sheriff’s Office cannot locate the paperwork which shows Bates was authorized to carry a firearm.

Tulsa Cops Not Ready to Call Shooting Spree Racially Motivated

Investigators work to determine whether the deadly Tulsa attacks were racially motivated. Police say one suspect may have been seeking revenge for his father’s death two years ago.