Nearly 100 years ago, white rioters laid siege to the nation’s most affluent black neighborhood, colloquially known as “Black Wall Street,” in Tulsa, Okla., setting fire to homes, destroying businesses and killing hundreds of black people. The wounds of that incident still scar the town, particularly because so many…
On Thursday, city officials in Achille, Okla. confirmed that it had hired Bart Alsbrook as a reserve police officer to patrol the tiny town on Oklahoma’s Texas border. Alsbrook had impeccable credentials. He had a clean record, a background in law enforcement and the city could find no citizen complaints filed against…
It’s been two years since Terence Crutcher died, but once in a while, his sister Tiffany Crutcher will talk about him as though he’s still here.
This Is How White Privilege Works 101: Betty Shelby, the white Tulsa, Okla., police officer who shot an unarmed Terence Crutcher as he stood by his SUV in 2016, will be teaching a class about “surviving the aftermath” of an officer-involved shooting.
Editor’s note: This story contains graphic descriptions of a lynching, which some may find triggering.
After a four-day search, Moore, Okla., police have charged a man and his brother, their mother and the mother’s boyfriend with murdering a pair of 21-year-old black men, sawing the bodies into pieces and tossing the dismembered corpses into a nearby pond.
I was walking home from my friend G’s house when I noticed the bright-orange cutoff notice on the door.
There really is no justice in this world, and as such, a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black motorist is somehow back patrolling the streets, this time as a sheriff’s deputy, even after the same jurors who acquitted her recommended that she “never be a patrol officer again.”
I’m pretty sure most folks couldn’t have cared less about last night’s football contest between the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide and the University of Georgia’s Bulldogs to determine the 2018 collegiate National Championship. For one, both teams are in the Southeastern Conference, and if you think the SEC is…
Yolanda Crawford is a fixture at her local Muskogee, Okla., Walmart, and when she is there, it is hard to miss her or her greetings as she carries out her job, welcoming everyone as family.
A former Oklahoma state senator is expected to plead guilty to a child sex trafficking charge later this month for offering to pay a 17-year-old boy for sexual “stuff” earlier this year, authorities said.
I first learned of my cousin’s lynching when I was 10 years old. During the summer, I often spent time at my uncle Johnny’s house, but that summer, my great-grandmother, a wizened old black woman whose face spoke of years of enduring the weight of patriarchy and white supremacy, was often there, too.
This week at VSB, we’re running a series called Albums That Changed My Life in which different writers let you in on the music that helped shape and mold them into the people they are today. We’re kicking things off with Lawrence Ware, for whom Jodeci’s Forever My Lady album changed the game.
Although a Tulsa, Okla., ex-cop will go down in infamy for killing an unarmed black man on video while he had his hands in the air, a judge has recently ruled that the shooting death can be removed from her employment record.
Well, if you wanted evidence as to how little this country values black lives, look no further than Tulsa, Okla., where a white former reserve deputy (aka a wannabe cop) walked out of prison, scot-free, after serving less than half of his already meager four-year sentence for killing an unarmed black man.
Oklahoma City police officers shot and killed a deaf man Tuesday night, despite shouts from neighbors that the man could not hear commands to drop the metal pipe that he had been holding.
Social media continues to rip the mask off white supremacy. This time, a police chief for a small town in Oklahoma said his goodbyes to his job after being exposed for having ties to not one, but two neo-Nazi websites.
Authorities arrested an Oklahoma man Saturday morning for allegedly plotting to detonate a vehicle bomb in downtown Oklahoma City.
Garfield County, Okla., Sheriff Jerry Niles and five other jail officials are facing second-degree manslaughter charges after being accused of being responsible for the death last year of an inmate because of negligence.
The Tulsa, Okla., police officer who shot and killed unarmed black motorist Terence Crutcher but was later acquitted in his shooting death announced on Friday that she will resign from the Tulsa Police Department.