Black Americans need action, not navel-gazing

On Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday, I’m reminded that Rev. King was not only a thinker but a man of action.

While today’s social justice omphaloskeptics are pondering white privilege, Marxist critical race theory, and “the intersectionality of health equity,” COVID-19 is busy killing black and brown Americans.

Black Americans continue to get infected and die from COVID-19 at rates more than 1.5 times their share of the population. Hispanic and Native Americans face similar disparities. Black Americans are twice as likely to be hospitalized as whites. Moreover, when admitted to the hospital, people from racial and ethnic minority groups were in worse shape than their white counterparts. Consequently, they were more likely to die.

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It’s okay for the media to kill

Editorial: In a remarkably strong report during this time of extreme censorship, the Vortex, a video program of Church Militant by St. Michaels Media sets a standard every local leader of a faith based congregation should deeply consider.

Is the faith of leadership strong enough to challenge obviously false media narratives? Have they been strong enough in challenging false cultural narratives in the recent past? From all appearances and history, ancient to modern, a case could be made that Religious Hierarchy opposes active faith.

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OK ranked 2nd Best to start a farm

From both coasts, people are searching for property in Oklahoma both urban and rural for reasons ranging from social to health and diet as “locavores” (those who diet consists largely of locally grown food) interest and activity has soared and some organic producers limited.

LawnStarter, a leading outdoor services provider, compared the 50 states across 44 key metrics to rank the best states to start a farm or ranch including infrastructure, prevalence, environmental factors, cost, and potential returns of farming and ranching in each state. Released Tuesday, the report ranked Oklahoma second in the nation.

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America’s sad day impacts locally

MAGA Protest (photo: LA Times)

Updated Editorial: Enemies of America have Tulsa Today on their media email list. They have been promoting revolution and the destruction of the U.S. Constitution daily for many months. Yesterday the release said, “On January 6, decent people must take a stand and say, Trump Lost! Fascists Get Out!” (Note: Agitators can easily buy identifiable gear for any cause.)

There is a peaceful transition of power historically in America, but that is not what America’s domestic enemies promote. They advocated revolution before the November vote and immediate removal by force after. That this fact has not been reported by other media is a curse upon the craft of journalism. That the Republican Party at the state and national level did not prevent voter fraud during the 2020 election when they knew it was likely is, further, inexcusable stupidity or cowardliness.

Various state officials violated their own State Constitutions to facilitate fraud aided and abetted by minor courts with major egos. This is criminal. Social media blocked the New York Post story of criminality by Joe Biden and family which should never happen and is also election manipulation.

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OK Democrats seek removal of gender language

Democratic members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives called for elimination of gender-specific language in the House’s operating rules during that chamber’s organizational meeting on Tuesday.

Rep. Mauree Turner, D-Oklahoma City, authored the gender-language amendment to House Resolution 1001, saying it is part of an effort to make Oklahoma “an equitable” and “truly representative” state.

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