The Tulsa Star (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 19, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 28, 1914 Page: 4 of 8
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TULSA OKLA. STAR
THE TULSA STAR
Printingand Publshing CO.
Published Every Saturday at 501 North Greenwood Street.
I. R. EDWARDS
Instructor of Music- on All Instruments
A Message to the Race
Kutered a sooond-ctass mattor April II. 11)13 .it tlio I'.ist OBloo at Tnlwi
Oklahoma under the Act of March 3 1878.
X. R. GRAHAM
Mrs O. B. Smitherman
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
There is just one wist- course for the colored voters of Oklahoma
Th most vjlr...lli! mail to any community is the man who is
really doing most for the community.
There arc far too many lig '"Is" in Tulsa. If we had fewer
leaders and more good follower- our future would be much brighter.
(Jnlouel liiivtoll llrvd u lirouiNide before the Lcnirue Tliursdnv in
hU address on "The Pre-. and the Lenguc." Indeed llie nejjro oditot
lids a liat'it i-imd In travel.
When the Negroes of America forget partisanship and vote for
men and measures on their respective merits only then will dawn
the political salvation of the race in this country."
Their in no doubting the fact that the Negro Hu-dness League
is doing a great and good work throughout the nation but Iheie it-
much .tet to Ik; done licit in Tul-.it before the leal purpose Ua-
league will lx- realized.
It takes pride as well as money to make beautiful cities. Pride
in our homes pride in the streets and alleys in our community. Now
what citizen of Tulsa can feel much pride in North Greenwood and
other streets in the East End on a rainy day?
There is much being said and penned about race discrimination
prejudice etc.. and there is no telling how long this crusade will
continue. What we really need. now. is less talk and writing and
more concerted action. Let us search our own hearts and sec how
much unfair prejudice we harbor against the other fellow. Then
let u eliminate this in ourselves and we can better combat the
same in the other fellow.
TUB MBBTIXCJS F TUB LBAOTB.
The interest .shown at the meeting of the Negro 'Business League
in Tulsa last Thursday should give us hope for the future of our
leple in the Mate. One thing was evident at the meeting that the
progressive hustling negro N mi ions to do something for himself
which will make some standing for the race.
It is a hopeful sign that the good people of our race who have
Htartud up the gvade of the business affairs of life come togethei
each year to discuss imeasuivs which make for the social and com
uierctul standing of the negro ever where since thiR movement state
wldn merges into the great national organisation of which Mr. Hook
er T. .Washington is the head.
We are exiKi-ting great things at the .Muskogee meeting in spite
of those who feel sore because for instance they were not selected
to lead the organization or that no particular attention has been
paid them by the League.
We prophecy that during tin present year great extension will
he muriti amongst our H'ople alonj: commercial lines. While theie h
yet great opiHirtunity in Oklahon n the Business Men's League will.
through local influences make a showing for us before tho meeting
AN BLBOTION IS NBA It.
Tulsa is planning for a cit eleetiou which will mean much to
every citizen regardles nf nu-e or condition since the future ot
Tulsa is the issue.
The men who hae made TuKa and the men who regard TnNii
as their home will see that good men and true will be placed upon
the ticket and an intelliiM-nt rod- will be exiietled from iIiom- uIk.
care enough about home nftairs to go to the polls and eat their von-
The Star stands at all times for the best interests of tin- low
and is pledged to no pari1 or camlhlntc. We hope to mm- n-pii-st-nta
live men in onioe capable men who will go into their nfllie i t It
the conthlcnec of t lit eoplc behind them. A liiilc thought liefoie
election will always save a long complaint after candidates have
been selected and elected.
Tin-iv are many things which we nut do to help along this move
nifUt of the good Kople of Tulsa to make a (Jrenter Tulsa which will
cost us but a s'. all ellort.
We have at the sjiuie time an opportunity to make friends foi
us in the matter of sentiment against laws which deny us the right
lo vote. If we nrc able to convime our friends that we can cast an
intelligent vote in the interest of the best policies for the eomiiiiiu
It v we will make friends for the future who will stand by us if foi
no reason more than that we stood by them in iin .ieliigent way
We do not take the liberty to suggest at this time anj particii
lar candidate of any particular party. Bvery citizen has his friends.
We love the voter who stays with his friends. Hut we would suggest
"" that we go Into this campaign in earnest with a view to making a
Tair and square demonstration of our ability to solve serious polit
icnl problems in a way which leflects credit to us.
We call attention of our leaders to the fact thnt the people of
Tulsa have shown a disposition to I teat us more fairly ihan nvost
town in he state and we have not done our duty if we fail to rerip
men to in kind.
The list of candidates already announced are sufficient to nlcn'e
any man or any party and we earnestly hope thnt our renders will
tnke this matter seriously .study the itvuies carefully and vole intel
Jigently. The fate of Tulsa doe not rest with any political parv
hut with individuals who forget party lines in their desire unserve
In thti da- mid time much U lie
Ing Bttld nriif dnrie lijr llie learned the
unlearned the teacher tho prof-noi
and the stnfesmnn trying to ironies
the World with tho fact thnt the W
Bro Un't aiiMhlnfr never ha- b. . n
anything and never can he anvth'iK'
Thai there never was anibiii t
note connected with lila litoi rh
nrc even going so far as to 1 iv i
being at to QBhoclnte with oilui r ..
Tuey t-peak of him aa though li lm
alwavs been dishonest In tin- t-im.i
tlon of man and in the oatimution of
Ged yet tho Negro has been one nf
tbj ioo3t honored of nil rart-a if wo
nre to believe the lllble. Shum wa:
Uio progenitor of tho pnrtlarchs
prophets and the Jhwb and nlso of
Chrlat and on those accounts the
renown of the house of Shetn has been
great in all tho cailh. Into this re
nowned family black women wore
taken bb wlu Abraham tho father
of the .lew married tho first ono.
Gen. 25-1. Moses the great Hebrew
luglidator and law giver married nn
Kthlnplnn woman 12:-1. Judnli Si-
mon and Joseph the sons of Jacob
murrlcd black women also Qon. 42
10. Ilrst Chronicle 2-3 den. Il-If
This brlngH us to the thought that the
black and white people have always
iiter-mlxed. I speak of this not
because I fnvor tho Intermixing
hut to show that It la not an unheard
thing. Thero Is so much bolng said
in an offort to keep the races apait
in chinches and restaurants hotels
hih! on trains nnd eveiy whore. Some
would like to separate heaven and hell
If it wuie possible and soino would
go to fnr ns to say that wo will po
to rclthor place as wo havo no souls.
The scripluro has littlo to say about
tlio color of people In that day mere-
ly speaking of them as being; of a
certain country or as tho child of a
cbi'taln man. Tho hypocrlcy ' ot 'tlie
American people is very obnoxious
lo ether nations on tho color line.
If the visitors to this country will
open his eyes he may seo at least
twelve millions of people who nie
neither black nor white all called
Xegioes. V.'lio Ib responsible for
this? Our while brothers. Two of
the ap03tlo8 were XoprooB. The
names of these two blnok men who
taught and pronchod with tho npos-
tlos wore BarnnbiiH and Simon
Acts 13-1. Now wo will see that
Christ had Negro blood in his veins
Now the scripttiroB teach us that
Clu't was to como nnd did come
from the tilbe of Judah son Gon
19-10 Hob. 7-11 Itov. B-5. This
man Judah was the fouith son of
Jacob who was the father of tho
tweho tribes of Israel. Judah had
only flvo children and they wore
moles 1st Co. 2-4 threo by his
flri.i wife and two by his seqond lot
Chr. 2-21 nnd both his wives were
Ciinannlto women. Thoy wore de-
scendants of Cannu a black man and
Canim was tho ton of Ham Gen.
li'-O. Tomar Judnh's second wafo
Imie his two sons whoso I kudos were
I'lmiea and Knrali 1st Chr. 2-1. Tlio
tinmen of I'linroH npppars In tho gene-
alogy of Jesus Christ see Malthow
1st i-lmpter. third verso. So tho
reader can -plainly see that ' Judah
of whom Christ was to romo stints
off by presenting to the world a
child bv u Caminlto woman who wns n
Ilnmllo doHccndnnt. So after stating
that Judah had no other children
except tbogo by Hamltes (1st Chr.
2. 3 I ) 1 win endeavor to say with-
out fear of iiscresstul contrndulction
lint tho statement I made declaring
that Chrlat had Nogro blood In his
veins Is ti no.
Theie is much moro that I could
sny to fuither prove my statement.
I get Just n littlo bit tired of hearing
so much said and seeing so much
written by so called Christians about
the Negro bolng unfit to ride or
walk or oat or drink with the white-
skinned races. A man's-eolor does not
make the man. Christ Is no less n
Savior becauso of tho fact that ho
comos irom tao tnno of Judah and
has Negro blood In his veins. Just
as he was scorned In his day so wo
In our day. Just ns bo Is being lion-
j orcd and loved today so will wo come
' Into our own In a future day.
"East End Gale
Mme. Z. E- liolderness
Cures Tetter Eczema and
Innl will convince y u. .My spepially pre-
pared Han Oil will Le sent to anyone
on loceipt of 50 cent3 a Rex.
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