The news to know for Tuesday, June 1st, 2021! We'll tell you about what was known as Black Wall Street and how the U.S. is mourning and remembering 100 years after it was destroyed. Also, two bills were blocked: one in Congress about the January 6th Capitol riot, the other in Texas about voting la
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The news to know for Tuesday, June 1st, 2021! We'll tell you about what was known as Black Wall Street and how the U.S. is mourning and remembering 100 years after it was destroyed. Also, two bills were blocked: one in Congress about the January 6th Capitol riot, the other in Texas about voting laws. Plus, changes could be coming at the post office, Uber and Lyft admit rides are more expensive right now, and why a big tennis star just quit a major tournament. Those stories and more in just 10 minutes! Head to www.theNewsWorthy.com or see sources below to read more about any of the stories mentioned today. This episode is brought to you by HelloFresh.com/NEWSWORTHY12 and Noom.com/newsworthy Thanks to The NewsWorthy INSIDERS for your support! Become one here: www.theNewsWorthy.com/insider Sources: 100 Years Since Tulsa Race Massacre: History, Axios, AP, WaPo Biden Proclamation: Politico, Tulsa World, CNN, White House Republicans Block Riot Commission: WaPo, WSJ, NY Times, The Hill Texas Voting Bill Blocked: Texas Tribune, WSJ, NY Times, Fox News FL Mass Shooting: Miami Herald, NY Times, Fox News, AP, WaPo China 3-Child Policy: WSJ, CNN, BBC, Reuters Post Office Prices Could Increase: <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/05/28/what-the-postage-stamp-hike-means-for-you-and-us
people around the country are remembering a tragic day in american history. Exactly 100 years ago, the Tulsa race massacre happened, A white mob stormed a successful black economic hub in the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa Oklahoma that was often referred to as Black Wall Street. The mob rioted for two days with the help of local police officers. They randomly shot and killed black people and torched 35 blocks of black-owned businesses, churches, homes, a Library, a school and a hospital. In the end, Historians say as many as 300 people were killed, although at this point different records show different numbers. No one was ever charged in their deaths and Black Wall Street was never rebuilt. Insurance companies denied most of the black victims claims, so thousands were left homeless. Flash forward to this week and President biden issued a proclamation calling for a day of remembrance. He called on americans to quote recommit to the work of rooting out systemic racism across our country. And today the president will visit Tulsa. He's going to tour the Greenwood Cultural Center and meet with surviving members of the community.