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    SURVIVORS of the Tulsa race massacre are demanding the city pay reparations to survivors or descendants of survivors on the 100th anniversary of the massacre. Lawyers for the descendants are demanding the city pay $1 million each to the about 300 Black people who lost their lives during the massacre a century ago - and are pointing to a similar...
    Loading the player... The owners of the Black Wall Street Gallery in New York City are speaking out after the space was vandalized three times this week. Located in Soho, the gallery was founded to pay tribute to the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, and it was targeted by a suspected racist hater on May 31, the 100-year anniversary of...
    A New York City gallery meant to memorialize the victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre was vandalized three times this week. Owners of the Black Wall Street Gallery, which is located in Soho, said that the gallery's logo was smeared with white paint on Monday, which was also the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. "We are demanding that the police...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police released surveillance video of a suspect accused of smearing white paint across the front window of the Black Wall Street Gallery in SoHo. It happened early Monday morning, but the gallery has been vandalized twice since then. READ MORE: New York City Health Officials Send COVID Vaccine Buses To Schools For NYC Youth VAX Week...
    (CNN)Two years after the Tulsa massacre left some 300 Black people dead and a once-booming neighborhood destroyed, another White mob attacked a Black enclave in Florida. The incident, known as the Rosewood massacre, would end with at least eight casualties: six Black people and two White people. Historians say the violence erupted after a White woman claimed she was a...
    SOHO, Manhattan (WABC) -- The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after a third incident of racist vandalism at the Black Wall Street Gallery in SoHo in one week.Police say someone used white paint to put the letters "EDHRLL" on a window display.at the gallery on Mercer Street Tuesday morningSimilar incidents occurred on Sunday and Monday.RELATED | Art gallery...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The owner of the “Black Wall Street Gallery” in SoHo said vandals struck for the third night in a row. Video shows some kind of marker was used to deface the gallery’s front entrance Wednesday night. READ MORE: MTA Says Hackers Breached Its Systems In April But No Threat Was Posed To Public The gallery’s current...
    Fox News contributor Jason Riley blasted the focus by liberals on the past crimes of White Americans instead of progress for Black Americans, calling their desire for "racial catharsis" an approach that shows no evidence of facilitating upward mobility for the latter. In a Tuesday Wall Street journal column, Riley argued the political left was more interested in Black suffering...
    The Wall Street billionaire who stood by Jeffery Epstein long after others deserted him has been accused of being a, 'violent, sadistic' sexual predator who raped and harassed a former model then coerced her into signing an NDA, DailyMail.com can reveal. These are the central allegations of a defamation lawsuit brought by former model Guzel Ganieva against Leon Black, once...
    Fox Business host Charles Payne said the U.S. government needs to “stop promoting the notion that America is too cruel a nation for anyone to succeed.” “Black Wall Street itself had hotels, cafes, newspapers, movie theaters, beauty salons, grocery stores, there were doctor’s offices,” the Fox Business host shared on Tuesday, noting President Joe Biden’s trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in...
    The White House declined to support a push for three survivors of the 1921 race massacre in Tulsa and other descendants affected by the riots to receive financial reparations, a recommendation made by a state commission into the incident. For President Joe Biden, what survivors of the Oklahoma massacre endured 100 years ago was "tragic and devastating," but his focus...
    The past year has brought renewed attention to the systemic racism embedded in so many institutions in American society, including those that we rely on to build wealth. There are few events more illustrative of the obstacles black Americans have historically faced to accessing economic prosperity than the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. In roughly 24 hours, a white...
    Philadelphia 76ers guard George Hill expressed his displeasure with the reconstruction around Black Wall Street in Oklahoma after the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. Hill took issue with Oklahoma State University and the Tulsa Drillers building up around the area in an interview with The Undefeated on Friday and compared the massacre to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. CLICK...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Near the fountain in Washington Square Park people gathered Monday night to remember a day in American history. It’s a story not often told and one our country should never forget, CBS2’s Cory James reported. READ MORE: New Yorkers Immediately Take Advantage Of Lifted Midnight Curfew For Bars, Restaurants And Comedy Clubs Exactly 100 years ago,...
    SOHO, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are investigating an act of vandalism overnight outside an art gallery that is honoring the victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre.The Soho gallery is currently featuring Black artists in a tribute to mark 100 years since the massacre.In 1921, a white mob descended on a prosperous Black neighborhood known as Black Wall Street. Homes and...
    More On: hate crimes Cops looking for man who launched anti-gay attack in NYC NYC EMT says he was attacked for being Jewish while in Las Vegas Elderly Asian woman punched in the face in Queens amid surge in hate crimes Amazon closes Connecticut construction site after 8th ‘noose’ found White paint was smeared on the window of a...
    More On: history How 1911’s horrific, deadly Triangle building fire rewrote labor laws Inside a Black Alabaman’s fight to remove a Confederate statue France’s Macron asks Rwanda for forgiveness over genocide ‘Unicorn’ bottle of wine meant for Napoleon sells for $30K This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst race riots in...
    The “Black Wall Street” sign is seen during the Juneteenth celebration in the Greenwood District on June 19, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) When O.W. Gurley, a wealthy African American from Arkansas, moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and purchased over 40 acres of land, he committed to selling said land to Black people only. His...
    Ruins of the Greenwood District after the massacre of African Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1921. American National Red Cross photograph collection.GHI | Universal Images Group | Getty Images A century ago this week, the wealthiest U.S. Black community was burned to the ground. At the turn of the 20th century, the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, became one...
    Mrs. Viola Fletcher, 107, survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre, testifies before Congress. I was blessed to have a very good education when it comes to the Black history that has been part of American history since before the founding of what is now the United States. No thanks to my schools, of course; I give credit to my parents. My parents...
    TULSA, Okla. -- One hundred years ago, one of America's greatest success stories came to a crushing end.At the turn of the 20th century, the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was more than 35 city blocks of thriving shops, hotels, theaters and more. And all of them were Black-owned.The district was founded by Black men and women -- many of...
    A mural commemorating the 1921 Tulsa race massacre painted on the side of Mad Dog Liquors June 18, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma Win McNamee/Getty Images Hundreds of Black gun owners are expected to protest in Tulsa, Oklahoma this weekend, VICE News reported.  Their goal to educate the Black community about gun rights and th Tulsa Race Massacre. The...
    Loading the player... Music has been the vehicle that has sustained, informed and uplifted us through the hardest of times since we were first taken to this nation. This week marks the Centennial of Black Wall Street and the massacre that destroyed it. READ MORE: Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance to produce MTV series on Tulsa race massacre ...
    (CNN)It is one of American history's deadliest flashes of racial violence.And yet, for 100 years it went virtually ignored. Tulsa Oklahoma was the site of a race massacre. Beginning on May 31, 1921, White lynch mobs rioted and destroyed the city's Black Greenwood District, a vibrant commercial area also known as "Black Wall Street." Accelerating the death and terror, rampaging...
    New York (CNN Business)One hundred years ago, one of America's greatest success stories came to a crushing end. At the turn of the 20th century, the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was more than 35 city blocks of thriving shops, hotels, theaters and more. And all of them were Black-owned. CNN Films Dreamland"Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street" explores...
    Loading the player... Per a recent announcement, OWN is set to air a two-part special honoring the pioneers of Black Wall Street, shedding light on an area of Black history often neglected in mainstream media. The Oprah Winfrey Network has announced a new two-part series set to debut in June. Honoring the 100th Anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race...
    Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a roundtable former President Donald Trump had to rush reopening plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. If only people knew the racist inner-workings that inform how they get their news, we’d have far more former CNN aficionados retreating into media-free solitude. The racism at work at your favorite news stations, newspapers, and red carpet events is so rampant...
    A clash between Wells Fargo and a prominent investor over racial equity at the banking giant highlights the mounting pressure on some of America's biggest companies to follow through on their pledges to improve their diversity practices.  Wells Fargo is urging shareholders on Tuesday to vote against a proposal calling on the lender to improve its racial diversity policies for...
    Hill Harper attends the Netflix Golden Globe Weekend Cocktail Party at Cecconi's Restaurant on Jan. 4, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.Charley Gallay | Getty Images Nearly a century after Black Wall Street — a center of Black business in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was destroyed in a racial attack — "The Good Doctor" actor Hill Harper is...
    JPMorgan building in New York.Scott Mlyn | CNBC JPMorgan Chase boosted the number of Black and female college students selected for investment bank internships by leaning on technology platforms that help the firm broaden out its campus recruiting efforts, CNBC has learned. The company said that 18% of its corporate and investment bank summer interns in North America are Black...
    Dee C. Marshall is working to bring diversity to corporate America.Source: Dee C. Marshall When Dee C. Marshall worked on Wall Street, she was often the only Black woman in the room. These days, she is striving towards making corporate America more diverse. After the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer last May, she's seen a definite...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- This Black History Month ABC7 News is celebrating the people in our community who are working to Build a Better Bay Area by making Black History right now.Compelled by the racial unrest and health disparities put front and center in 2020, seven friends, all black and all from San Francisco, founded SF Black Wall Street.MORE: Celebrate...
    Loading the player... In a recent piece, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z spoke with the Wall Street Journal on Black ownership in the cannabis industry. After dropping his first cannabis line MONOGRAM this past December, Jay-Z is doing his best to support minority-owned cannabis businesses. In partnership with The Parent Company, Jay-Z has launched a $10 million fund in seed money...
    Loading the player... Black entrepreneurs say they have been reduced to renters in the historic Greenwood district, an area of Tulsa, so prosperous, it was once known as Black Wall Street. Over a hundred years ago, African Americans owned land and built a thriving business community in Greenwood. But in 1921, white Tulsans unleashed a wave of violence on...
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma began a centennial remembrance Friday of a once-thriving African American neighborhood in Tulsa decimated by deadly white violence that has received growing recognition during America’s reckoning over police brutality and racial violence. Emmy Award-winning actress and Tulsa native Alfre Woodard and U.S. Sen. James Lankford both delivered remarks via video to a small crowd that...
    Wall Street stocks advanced, with the Nasdaq closing at a record high, on Friday in a holiday-shortened week as retailers kicked off the year-end shopping season amid record COVID-19 hospitalizations. The Nasdaq outperformed as investors favored tech-related, market-leading stocks that have fared well during the pandemic, while economically sensitive cyclical stocks weighed. All three indexes rose for the week,...
    New York (CNN Business)Roger Ferguson, one of the most powerful Black executives on Wall Street and in corporate America, is retiring as the CEO of TIAA.The 69-year-old Ferguson, who has been at the helm of the $1 trillion money manager for a dozen years, has been floated as a potential Cabinet selection in the Biden administration. Before joining the private...
    (CNN)LeBron James is hoping to shed some light on a tragedy that has been largely absent from American history books.James's SpringHill Company is collaborating with CNN Films to create a documentary that examines the history of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, according to news release. Dubbed "DREAMLAND: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street," the film will look at...
    Lakers superstar LeBron James will not remain idle after winning an NBA championship. Instead, the nation’s premier social justice athlete will join forces with CNN to create a new documentary about the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. James’ production company, SpringHill, announced this week that, Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street, a film focused on the 1921 race riots in...
    Loading the player... Lebron James is on his way to bringing the story of Black Wall Street to the screen. Read More: LeBron James is encouraging young people of color to vote Variety announced The SpringHill Company and CNN Films will produce Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street. The documentary will examine the Tulsa Race Massacre that...
    LeBron James and his production company are teaming up with CNN Films to produce an upcoming documentary on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Directed by Salima Koroma, "Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street" will depict the true, heartbreaking story of one of America's worst race riots.  "With the lack of historic journalism around 'Black Wall Street' and...
    Oklahoma City — One set of human remains, and perhaps a second, have been found in a Tulsa cemetery where investigators are searching for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Oklahoma state archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck said Tuesday.   "We do have one confirmed individual and the possibility of a second" body found, Stackelbeck said. "We are still in the process...
    Loading the player... With the primary eight months away, Wall Street executive Raymond McGuire announced his bid for the position of New York City mayor. Read More: Joyce Dinkins, wife of NYC’s first Black mayor, dead at 89 According to The New York Times, McGuire said he is leaving his position at Citigroup to run for the Democratic nomination for...
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Demonstrators in Tulsa painted Black Lives Matter in front of City Hall to protest a decision by city officials to remove a BLM street sign from the site of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The rally started Saturday morning at a landmark pedestrian bridge in downtown Tulsa, where about 50 demonstrators gathered as several speakers described...
    Citigroup Vice Chairman Raymond J. McGuire on October 10, 2019 in New York City.Jim Spellman | Getty Images Citigroup's Ray McGuire has recently huddled with several of his allies on Wall Street in a bid to gain their support for what appears to be a likely run for mayor of New York, according to people familiar with the matter.  McGuire,...
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