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Black leader who fought Trump Tulsa campaign rally killed
Yahoo News ^ | July 9, 2022

Posted on 07/09/2022 5:59:30 PM PDT by 11th_VA

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) — A Black business leader and community activist who joined Tulsa civic leaders in fighting then-President Donald Trump's plan to hold a campaign rally on Juneteenth in a city known as the site of one of the nation's deadliest white-on-Black mob attacks has been killed in what police describe as a domestic incident at her home.

Investigators were trying Thursday to develop a timeline that led to Sherry Gamble Smith and her husband, Martin Everett Smith, being fatally wounded in their home in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby, Oklahoma.

Police dispatched on a call about a reported death about 8 a.m. Wednesday went to the Smith home and found Gamble Smith dead and her husband wounded. The husband died later at a hospital.

A Bixby police statement issued Wednesday night said Gamble Smith's death "appears to be domestic in nature but the investigation is still underway to determine the timeline and what (led) to this tragedy.”

Gamble Smith was president of the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce, named after Tulsa's Greenwood commercial district — an area of concentrated Black wealth — that white rioters burned in 1921. Up to 300 Black Tulsa residents were killed, and t he area never recovered.

She was vocal in her opposition to President Donald Trump's plans to hold his first campaign rally of the COVID era there on Juneteenth 2020.

“To choose the date, to come to Tulsa, is totally disrespectful and a slap in the face to even happen,” she said before the Trump campaign rally postponed the event by a day.

Trump's event was met with protests during a time of nationwide protests just weeks after a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd.

Community leaders expressed shock and sadness over Gamble Smith's death...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: 1921; bixby; blackwallstreet; drugs; gamblesmith; juneteenth; kkk; sherrygamblesmith; tulsa; tulsariots
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The curse lives on ...
1 posted on 07/09/2022 5:59:30 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

As Loius Cypher would say, such a fuss....


2 posted on 07/09/2022 6:04:25 PM PDT by CletusVanDamme (Well I'm all broken up about that man's rights...)
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To: 11th_VA

As Louis Cypher would say, such a fuss....


3 posted on 07/09/2022 6:04:58 PM PDT by CletusVanDamme (Well I'm all broken up about that man's rights...)
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To: 11th_VA

https://www.thedailybeast.com/black-wall-street-chamber-president-sherry-gamble-smith-killed-in-her-home


Here is an article that doesn’t mention Trump. Why is Trump mentioned in this article?


4 posted on 07/09/2022 6:06:26 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: 11th_VA

His wife was some big shot in a Black Wall Street in Tulsa.

It’s a Race Riot reparations group.

This is a big deal, kind of like BLM scam being uncovered.


5 posted on 07/09/2022 6:06:27 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (Let's go Brandon)
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Unsafe, Failing Schools are fine, open air drug markets are good, kids graduate that can’t write basic sentences - but I’m going to fight Donald Trump.

Makes one wonder. Must be $$$ in keeping the neighborhoods dangerous and criminals free range.

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6 posted on 07/09/2022 6:09:56 PM PDT by AnthonySoprano (Lindsey Graham: How can anyone be Mad at Joe Biden)
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To: 11th_VA

Thoughts and prayers (but not really - we all know it was Trump’s fault)


7 posted on 07/09/2022 6:09:57 PM PDT by No_Mas_Obama
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To: 11th_VA

“I’m not saying it definitely IS the Trump Curse, but...”


8 posted on 07/09/2022 6:12:22 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 11th_VA

None, not one, of these black leftists have ever given a single reason for declaring Trump a racist.

Why? Because they believe anyone but a leftist stooge is a racist. No reason beyond that is needed.


9 posted on 07/09/2022 6:13:33 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there..)
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To: PeterPrinciple
Some hatred of Trump in the press is greater than others.
10 posted on 07/09/2022 6:16:03 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: 11th_VA

All cultures are equal.


11 posted on 07/09/2022 6:18:38 PM PDT by ETCM
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Let's see now ...

then-President Donald Trump's plan to hold a campaign rally on Juneteenth in a city known as the site of one of the nation's deadliest white-on-Black mob attacks

White on black mob attacks.

Then we read:

Trump's event was met with protests during a time of nationwide protests

Sounds to me it was black on white protests. Black protesters came after the Trump crowd.

12 posted on 07/09/2022 6:19:00 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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Its crazy that congress made Juneteenth (a day no one cares about) a national holiday simply out of spite for Trump.


13 posted on 07/09/2022 6:20:01 PM PDT by escapefromboston (Free Chauvin)
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To: 11th_VA

The deceased couple. Domestic issue.

15 posted on 07/09/2022 6:20:29 PM PDT by csvset (tolerance becomes a crime when attached to evil)
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Police dispatched on a call about a reported death about 8 a.m. Wednesday went to the Smith home and found Gamble Smith dead and her husband wounded. The husband died later at a hospital.

We call this an expedited divorce.


16 posted on 07/09/2022 6:21:04 PM PDT by Flick Lives
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To: AnthonySoprano

There is more money in prolonging a situation than there is simply fixing it.

You fix it<perpetual $.


17 posted on 07/09/2022 6:22:59 PM PDT by waterhill (Resist)
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To: 11th_VA
And a couple of tra la las.
19 posted on 07/09/2022 6:26:17 PM PDT by Born in 1950 (Anti left, nothing else.)
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Gamble Smith was president of the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce, named after Tulsa’s Greenwood commercial district”

And they lived nowhere near that area but instead in the safe part of town (suburbs) 🤪


20 posted on 07/09/2022 6:26:31 PM PDT by NWFree (Somebody has to say it)
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