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Two of the most notable ones were in Tulsa, Okla., and Durham, N.C., both referenced by Epps. Although the Tulsa race massacre in May-June 1921, in which hundreds of Black residents were killed, thousands more injured and many Black-owned businesses destroyed, often is referenced in regards to Tulsa’s Black Wall Street, Epps said more people need to talk about the success of that district, both before the view it now massacre and after it was rebuilt. “People don’t talk about the success of Black Wall Street,” he said. A mural in Wall Street Café imparts some of this history to visitors and also recognizes notable entrepreneurs both local and nationwide. The atmosphere at Wall Street Café lends itself to business deals and political discussions, which are encouraged, Epps said. Visitors can place trades on the stock market and can attend numerous planned events to help people become more financially savvy. Part of the goal is not only for Epps and Hayes to have something to pass down to their own families but also to help build up their community. “We definitely want to build a legacy for our children and for generations to connect,” Hayes said. “A lot of the people in our community just don’t have the knowledge.” With all that, there is also great food and coffee at Wall Street Café.


Plattsburgh police hope to use Vermont-based mental health crisis response training Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 6:19 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 26, 2020 at 7:40 AM EST PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - A Vermont program coordinating first responders and mental health counselors when responding to mental health calls is starting to spread nationally, including Plattsburgh, where the police hope to take advantage of the lessons. In moments of crisis, it’s the dispatchers, EMTs, firefighters, and police that are on the frontlines. They don’t always work hand-in-hand with mental health counselors, but a Vermont-based training program hopes to change that. “Really fosters building those relationships among those first responders in responding to a mental health crisis and focuses on collaborative response,” said Kristin Chandler with Team Two Vermont, a scenario-based mental health training for first responders. It’s designed like a crash course version of the 40-hour “Crisis Intervention Training,” what Chandler calls the “gold standard” of police training in mental health. She says Team Two puts a spin on CIT to fit rural needs.