Tubman Takes Over the $20

Okay, I know that you all have heard about this all over social media, the news, and through word-of-mouth. The Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman’s image will appear on a new series of $20 bills. This will make Harriet Tubman the first African-American to appear on U.S. paper currency AND the first woman in over…

Did the FBI need Apple?

So I’m sure that many of you have heard about the case between Apple and the FBI. If not, here’s a long story short: the FBI approached Apple, asking them to create hardware that would allow the FBI to unlock the iPhone of the terrorist from the San Bernardino attack in 2015. This hardware, if…

“Mass Incarceration in Oklahoma: When Will It End?”

The state of Oklahoma is ranked as having the second highest incarceration rate in the United States of America, and while this rate is continuing to grow, the populations in prisons across the nation have fallen. Since 2011, Oklahoma has had the highest incarceration rate for women and also incarcerates them at more than twice…

Going Against the Odds: Miss Black Oklahoma State University 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 4 beautiful women competed for the title of Miss Black Oklahoma State University. All women graced the stage, but at the end of the night, only one woman was able to take home the crown, Sensational Contestant #3, Miss Alicia Johnson of Ramona, Oklahoma. I got the opportunity to sit down with…

OKCPS: Educating All Children?

Oklahoma City Public Schools will be undergoing some major changes before the new school year. Superintendent for Oklahoma City Public Schools, Rob Neu, has announced that there will be district-wide changes in staffing for the 2016-2017 school year. Among these new changes, principals will be given new levels of authority and asked to make decisions…

Health Coverage for Oklahomans

Here’s a story that’s short and sweet. Oklahoma state officials have set a plan in motion to bring health coverage to 100,000 uninsured Oklahomans. The plan will accept federal tax monies into Oklahoma, improve the health of Oklahomans, and remove some of the financial burden that many hospitals, health centers, and other health care provides…

Simply Me Publications

Life takes many twists and turns, and everyone has a unique journey. Why not share your unique journey with the world? This is the question that Simply Me Publications asks all of its prospective clients. Simply Me is a small book publishing company out of Oklahoma City. Owned by Bea Hazley, Simply Me only works…

Saldana vs. Simone

I’m sure that many of you have heard about the controversy over Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in the upcoming film “Nina.” The film has generated sparks within the black community due to the mismatching of features between Nina and Zoe. Nina’s daughter has publicly denounced the movie and refuses to take any part of the movie….