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Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

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Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

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Signature event canceled by Tulsa Race Massacre centennial organizers

Kolby Terrell, Reporter May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — After 100 years, survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre are still looking for justice, but a lack of education about the tragedy makes their plight even more challenging. “No one cared...

Oklahoma Representative Monroe NIchols, D-Tulsa, spoke Gaylord News for the

Tulsa lawmaker addresses racism, public health crisis on Gaylord News podcast

Brooklyn Wayland and KaraLee Langford March 17, 2021

NORMAN, Oklahoma — During an episode of the Gaylord News podcast "Survive & Thrive," a Tulsa lawmaker denounced racist remarks recently made by a sports announcer about a high school basketball team...

BLM protestors hold flags up against the fence protecting the White House in Black Lives Matter Plaza. (By Skylar Tallal/Gaylord News)

MLK Day different with upcoming inauguration and BLM protests

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year might look different to  Black Americans, and not just because of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic.  House 99 Democrat Rep. Ajay...

The entrance to Nappy Roots Books, located at 3705 Springlake Dr. in Oklahoma City. (Gaylord News/Nancy Spears)

Nappy Roots: Black-owned bookstore becomes a site for advocacy, activism

Nancy Marie Spears, Reporter November 30, 2020

Nappy Roots Books, one of only two Black-owned bookstore in Oklahoma City, and one of four Black-owned bookstores in the state, has managed to stay afloat despite challenges brought on by the COVID-19...

State Sen. Kevin Matthews is chairman of the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Planning Committee.  Jim North/Gaylord News

Oklahoma senator from Greenwood heads Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial

Jim North, Reporter October 24, 2020

During the summer of 1919, three dozen cities across the United States erupted with white supremacist terrorism and violent race riots, including Chicago and Washington, D.C. Then came Tulsa. By...

Clara Luper was a prominent figure in the civil rights movement and is largely credited with starting the movement in Oklahoma.  Photo courtesy

Renaming OKC post office a lesson on civil rights

Jessie Christopher Smith, Reporter October 1, 2020

WASHINGTON -- A bill renaming the downtown Oklahoma City post office for an Oklahoma civil rights icon has been stalled in a Senate committee of which Sen. James Lankford is a member. The bill to rename...

Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, head of Black Lives Matter OKC, reflects on the shooting of Jacob Blake and the case of Julius Jones. Jessie Smith/Gaylord News

Black Lives Matter rallies for Julius Jones at Washington march

Emma Sears and Jessie Christopher Smith August 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — Thirteen members of the Black Lives Matter OKC chapter called for clemency of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones while joining others marching to protest police brutality and racial...

Protest march in Oklahoma City on May 31, 2020.

OPINION: Beware of the return to normalcy

Jessie Christopher Smith, Reporter June 3, 2020

Something to consider in the wake of #BlackOutTuesday: I've noticed many people -- from celebrities and everyday citizens to journalists and federal employees -- sharing images of police officers kneeling...

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