Posted inElections, Politics

Jason Lary Corruption Scandal Looms Large in Stonecrest Mayoral Race

Stonecrest’s founding mayor, Jason Lary, is still in federal prison, serving a 57-month sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in pandemic relief money from taxpayers. The sentence was handed down less than five years after his 2017 election, following a guilty plea for wire fraud, conspiracy, and theft of government funds. Corruption among […]

Posted inBlack Biz, Money

We Took a Walk Down the New Black Wall Street. Here’s What We Learned.

Lecester “Bill” Allen said it all started with an epiphany. About four years ago, the local philanthropist was watching a television special about the Greenwood district, a business community in Tusla, Oklahoma, that thrived at the beginning of the 20th century. In its heyday, the former Native American territory was considered one of the epicenters […]