Group plans peaceful protest in support of creating African American Affairs Commission for Tulsa

Posted at 2:15 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 15:15:25-04

TULSA – For the fourth time, supporters for the creation of an African American Affairs Commission are planning a peaceful protest to have their voices heard, says the group.

In a statement sent Thursday, July 28, the group announced its plan to hold a peaceful protest at City Hall around 6 p.m.

The group has requested that an African American Commission be created since there is an Indian Affairs Commission, a Hispanic Affairs Commission, a Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women and a Human Rights Commission.

Each of these groups have been in existence for over 140 years, says the supporters.

“The African American community has been VOICELESS.  These commissions serve the communities they represent, NOT elected officials,” said the statement. “We are sick and tired of being sick and tired.  We are tired of being ignored.”