The Oklahoma Eagle, Tulsa's historic African American newspaper, had some kind words for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton following her recent Tulsa fundraiser.
In an editorial published in the August 16 edition, the Eagle pointed out that Clinton has gathered momentum in her run for the White House.
The Eagle notes that no Democrat has won Oklahoma in decades. Yet the editors write that Clinton "has enormous appeal in the black community, in the Hispanic world, among women and with a group of folks that some might call the 'old guard' in Oklahoma politics."
The Eagle editors said they were impressed with the energy and intensity of the crowd at the Clinton fundraiser, which was held at the new Jazz Depot downtown.
Among those in attendance were NAACP Chief Pleas Thompson, former state senator Penny Williams, and former state attorney general Mike Turpin.