Tag: oklahoma

Mascot

By Quraysh Ali Lansana for zack. for mark. I. the red undertones that inform my melaninwere birthed in the black mountain foothillsnear the tennessee-mississippi border. my great grandfather albert found freedomjust before the trail of tears migrationand hooked up with an ornery blackwoman in…

Football as Metaphor and conundrum

By Quraysh Ali Lansana I am a native of Enid, a place that feels difficult locating on a map. Oklahoma has such a vexing history regarding race, class and the rule of law. Oklahomans also love football almost as much as life itself. Think…

State Question 802 On June 30 Ballot

Oklahomans to Vote on Medicaid Expansion By Shawn Crawford Update: Please note that as you read, after vetoing his own bill for SoonerCare 2.0, Governor Stitt announced he will not be pursuing expanded Medicaid coverage for Oklahoma. This means State Question 802 is now…

COVID-19 and the US Meat Supply

By Kristi Eaton Across the United States, meat-processing facilities have been deemed “hot spots” for COVID-19 cases, places where a large percentage or number of employees test positive for the virus.