www.nytimes.com By DOUGLAS JACOBS     Estifanos Zerai-Misgun, a black Brookline, Mass., police officer, pulled up in an unmarked car and greeted his superior, a white lieutenant. He wasn’t prepared for the response by the lieutenant, who said, as he gestured at the vehicle,...
The Oklahoma Eagle Editorial   Nothing changes until the consequences change. In the cases of the neighborhood around the 61st Street South on Peoria, a place where crime was believed to be a way of life. Of Section 8 housing and...
The Oklahoma Eagle Editorial     Betty Shelby has been found not guilty in the murder of unarmed Terence Crutcher, a fact only because a Tulsa jury said so. She has had her record expunged and can say it never happened, even...
A Tale Of Two Manslaughters On the same day last week Tulsa showed us the day. A day when one man was convicted of first degree manslaughter and another walked out of prison after serving less than half of his...
By Fred L. Jones, Jr. fjones@theoklahomaeagle.net According to the Urban Dictionary, “Crab Barrel/Hater” mentality is a syndrome where a group of like situated people hurt those in their community attempting to get ahead. Urban communities all over America are trying to adjust to...
The trial over the shooting death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, by ex-policeman Shannon Kepler, in 2014 has raised the specter of race from the beginning when a white policeman shot and killed a black man because some suspect it...
The concept of racism being a public health issue, if not crisis, has been discussed for years, and, it is time to stop ignoring this problem that touches every human life in America. From health concerns, to naked acts of hate, to mass shootings, the ugliness that is racism...
The reports of a mass shooting in Las Vegas is something that tears at the heart and soul of all Americans. Today, few can say there has not been a gunshot victim in their family. While that is true...
www.latimes.com By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD These are not normal times. The man in the White House is reckless and unmanageable, a danger to the Constitution, a threat to our democratic institutions. Last week some of his worst qualities were on display: his moral...
Even though it’s been over 30 years since James “Quick” Tillis mixed it up with some of the greatest heavyweight fighters in boxing history, and more than held his own, he has been a source of great pride in...