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Sunny Afternoon Tea With K. Britt Topics On Todays Weather - Oklahoma Supreme Court Denial Of Reparations To Survivors Of Tulsa Oklahoma - South Jersey Man Catches Great White Shark And Let's Him Go!

Updated: Jun 14

June 14, 2024

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Sizzling Weekend Forecast: Sunshine With A Wave of Thunder Storms Report From 

 AccuWeather




Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm and lasting until [10 pm]. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Low around 61. North wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 83. North wind around ten mph. Sunrise at [6:30 am] and sunset at [8:00 pm].

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North wind around five mph.

Sunday: A pleasant, mostly sunny day with a high near 82. Northeast wind around five mph, becoming east in the afternoon, bringing a refreshing change.


Oklahoma Supreme Court's Stance on Black Lives Matter and Tulsa Massacre Survivors Sparks Controversy



Per a report shared By Jarvis DeBerry, MSNBC Opinion Editor, titled "Why denying Tulsa Race Massacre victims' reparations is especially cruel" Thursday, June 13, 2024. Shares the bizarre story of how, the Oklahoma Supreme Court's Tulsa Race Massacre decision on Wednesday denied reparations to massacre victims, as if the state and court had no recollection of the severity of the crime perpetrated by racist whites against innocent Black citizens, their children, plus war veterans. The state high court's decision told Black citizens — as they have been told repeatedly — that their lives do not matter.


The excuse utilized by the Oklahoma Supreme Court was that they did not find legal ramifications to justify the payment of reparations to Greenwood residents. Because of a variety of Trumped-up factors, including

  • The legal difficulties in pursuing claims for restitution due to the statutes of limitations

  • The destruction of vital records in the massacre, and

  • The government and insurance companies are reluctant to acknowledge and address the historical injustice.

This has left many descendants of the Greenwood residents without direct compensation for the losses suffered during the Tulsa Race Massacre. Plus, it has offended Black Americans throughout the country.


The race riots in Oklahoma, more commonly known as the Tulsa Race Massacre, occurred in the Greenwood district of Tulsa in 1921. The events were sparked by an alleged altercation between a Black teenager named Dick Rowland and a White elevator operator named Sarah Page in the Drexel Building. This led to Rowland's arrest and fanned the flames of tension between the African American and white communities. The sequence of events began when nineteen-year-old African-American shoeshiner Dick Rowland, who was working at a stand in front of the Drexel Building, went inside the building to use the third-floor segregated restroom. The situation escalated due to unsubstantiated rumors, which were perpetuated by white newspapers, particularly the white-owned Oklahoma Tribune, through its article titled "Nab Negro for Attacking Girl in Elevator" published on May 31, 1921. These unfounded allegations led to the tragic deaths of over 300 Black citizens, including children.


The African American community of Greenwood was targeted and destroyed by white mobs. Homes and businesses were looted and set on fire, bombs from planes dropped resulting in significant loss of life and the displacement of thousands of residents. The exact number of fatalities is uncertain. The Tulsa race riots are a tragic example of racial violence and discrimination in U.S. history. And why racism against Black citizens cannot be tolerated on any level.

Afore Note:

The survivors and descendants of the Tulsa race massacre can continue to seek justice and reparations by advocating for legislative action at the state and federal levels. They can work with legal experts and advocacy organizations to pursue legal avenues for restitution and compensation. Additionally, they can raise public awareness about the massacre, its impact, and the ongoing effects on the affected community. By advocating for their rights and sharing their stories, they can pressure the government and other relevant stakeholders to address the historical injustice and provide appropriate redress. Furthermore, engaging in educational outreach and commemorative events can help honor the memory of the victims and raise awareness about the need for justice following this tragic event.



Fisherman in Atlantic City Catches The Big One!



Per a report shared by Karen Wall of the Middletown Patch titled Great White Shark Gives Solo Ocean County Fisherman A Bucket List Moment! On June 14, 2024, "Travis Bogin fisherman hooked a 5.5-foot baby Great White Shark while fishing alone."


According to the report, Bogin has been fishing since he was a child. The avid fisherman never thought he would encounter and snag a Great White Shark off the shores of Jersey. As the story goes, "Bogin was fishing by himself in his 21-foot boat only 12 miles off of the Atlantic City Shore. Bogin shared that he had been fishing for approximately four hours when, about around 11:30 A.M., the Great White Shark grabbed his bait.

Bogin shared that he was looking to catch a thresher shark. But when he realized the color of the shark's belly was "white" and that the shark took the biggest rod hook and bait, he realized he had to act quickly, all alone, 12 miles from the sea with just the Great White Shark and him. https://patch.com/new-jersey/middletown-nj/s/ix6px/great-white-shark-gives-solo-nj-fisherman-a-bucket-list-moment?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert&user_email=8b63617579edf54cbadf7183154015d85784f08e1cf6f4064784661f1b651b81&user_email_md5=e90707a6228d470c252bb1bc33689a6b&lctg=6571e20423b29a937d012200

Although the baby shark was only five feet long, Bodin claimed that when he "reached down to cut the line as the shark drew closer to his boat, "the teeth on the Great White Shark were still impressive." Once he had successfully cut the line, the shark lingered a little while and then swam away.


The Jersey Shore is a known habitat for various shark species, including the sand tiger shark, thresher shark, and the great white shark. These creatures, with a history dating back over 400 million years, are among the oldest species on Earth. This context helps us appreciate the significance of Bogin's encounter with a great white shark.


Studies on the shark population off the Jersey Shore have focused on tracking the movement and behavior of different shark species, their interactions with other marine life, and their impact on the local ecosystem. Additionally, researchers have conducted studies better to understand these sharks' migratory patterns and population dynamics. These studies help to inform conservation efforts and enhance our understanding of these fascinating creatures.


Yes, fishermen in the Jersey Shore area catch sharks as part of their regular fishing activities. While some sharks are sought after for their meat, it's important to note that not all shark species are suitable for human consumption due to potential health risks associated with consuming certain types of shark meat. Additionally, conservation guidelines and regulations must be considered when it comes to fishing for sharks, as some species may be protected or in danger of overexploitation.


Some shark species commonly consumed by humans include the mako shark, thresher shark, and porbeagle shark. These species are known for their relatively mild flavor and firm texture, making them suitable for consumption. However, it's important for consumers to be aware of any local advisories or regulations regarding the consumption of shark meat and the potential for mercury and other contaminants in certain species of sharks.


Great white sharks are generally not consumed by humans due to several reasons:

  1. They are a protected species in many areas and are often subject to conservation efforts.

  2. Their meat is known to contain high levels of urea and trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), which can give it an unpleasant taste and smell.

  3. Great white sharks are slow to mature and have a low reproductive rate, making them more vulnerable to overfishing.

As a result, consuming great white shark meat is not a sustainable or widely practiced option.







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