Tulsa Burning Documentary Will Have You in Your Feelings
I was able to watch a compelling and thought provoking documentary called Tulsa Burning. This week was the 100-year anniversary of one of the most brutal massacres against a group of people in our country's history.
I have to admit, I was never told about this coming up and it was never taught in school. But when I heard about it coming on, I knew I had to watch this and become familiar. There is no excuse for finding out information when it's readily available to learn. NBA baller Russell Westbrook is one of the executive producers behind the documentary, and it was done superbly. While it is horrific and troubling, I feel like everyone needs to have the opportunity to see this. You should sit down with your kids and friends and discuss this amongst yourselves.
Also this week, there was a great body of work featuring artists from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fire in Little Africa is the project, and it features various artists who are not talking about jewelry, drugs, or killing their ops. They are talking about the 1921 Race Massacre in Tulsa and speaking their truths over very good production. As a matter of fact, singer and former Gap Band member Charlie Wilson, who is from Tulsa, is featured on the album as well.
Check out the trailer below.
I really had to catch myself after watching this and realize there are truly some evil people in the world. Once you watch this documentary, you'll learn this community was growing and they were looking out for one another. Unfortunately, some people didn't want to see them prosper at all. If you haven't seen it, you need to check out the History channel or download the app and get up to date with the telling documentary.