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Black Wall Street Chamber president found dead, husband dies later at hospital
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Black Wall Street Chamber president found dead, husband dies later at hospital

The woman who headed the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce for Black-owned businesses in Oklahoma was reportedly found dead on Wednesday, and her husband was found injured. Police responded to a call at the woman’s home located in the surburb of Bixby, just outside of Tulsa around 8 a.m. The phone call to 911 reportedly came from within the house. When police officers arrived they found the woman dead and her husband injured. The woman’s husband was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died. Police said they are not looking for a suspect and that the incident appeared to be “domestic.” The chamber’s name references the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, when a mob of White people burned down an area in Tulsa where Black entrepreneurs thrived. Hundreds of people were killed. ...
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President Biden visits Tulsa marking 101st anniversary of Tulsa Race Massacre

In remembrance of the victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Biden visited Oklahoma today marking the 101st anniversary of one of the most horrific attacks on Black Americans in U.S. history. The massacre, which left more than 300 people dead and hundreds injured, mostly Black, was referred to as a race riot for decades when discussed in American history. The site of the tragedy was known as Black Wall Street, where thousands of African Americans thrived in a self-sustaining community where residents economically prospered. Biden issued a statement on Wednesday, which said in part, “This was not a riot; it was a massacre. As many as 300 African-Americans were killed, and nearly 10,000 people were left homeless. There were fires in homes, businesses, and churches. The wealt...