Dr. Alveda C. King
There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning.
“All of our leaders—or many of our leaders—are just morally bankrupt right now,” King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. “They’re not calling on God. We still stay ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘One Nation Under God’ but we’re not practicing that. We need to call on God. There’s a moral bankruptcy in this country and we really need to come back to God.”
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At 1-5 on the year and 1-1 in the AAC, the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane are in trouble.
After an exciting opening night where they topped the Tulane Green Wave 37-31 the Hurricane has lost five straight, the latest being a 35-24 loss to Temple last weekend in Philadelphia. It’s a bad situation that doesn’t have any easy answers.
Tennessee Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill, a 68 year-old Vietnam Veteran, is walking coast to coast, carrying a large American flag while saluting every passing motorist as a gesture of good will and respect to his fellow Americans.
McGill told Tulsa Today in an exclusive interview, “This was not my idea, but God’s. He sustains me.”
McGill said he was deeply concerned, if not depressed, about America, but took courage from 2 Chronicles 7:14 which reads, “If my people who bear my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my presence and turn from their wicked ways, I myself will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and restore their land.” (The Jerusalem Bible)
Diners at Chick-fil-A restaurants in Tulsa no longer need to rely solely on cash or a credit card to pay for their meals. The Atlanta-based restaurant chain is rolling out a new mobile payment system at the Tulsa Chick-fil-A locations that enables customers to use their smartphones to pay for meals via a special Chick-fil-A App feature.
Chick-fil-A customers can download the free App from the iTunes App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android devices. Once the app is downloaded, customers can register for an account and load funds onto their account using credit card information. When customers are ready to pay, they simply tap the “Pay” button and scan their account’s unique Quick Response Code (QR code) at the register or drive-thru lane. The cost of the meal will be automatically deducted from the account balance.
This weekend, the Oklahoma City Thunder will make their annual exhibition tour stop to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 6:00pm in the BOK Center. It will be the seventh year that the Thunder has brought their game to Tulsa since they moved from Seattle and they will bring all of the wonder and excitement that surrounds an NBA team.
Except Kevin Durant.
The 2014-14 NBA regular season MVP suffered a “jones fracture” in his right foot and will be out of action a minimum of six to eight weeks. A Jones fracture is a fracture that occurs at the base of the small toe.