Archives October 2023

Pre-Register to Avoid the Long Lines

 

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that they have created an online link for registration for rally attendees to pre-register for The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally. This initiative has been put in place to help alleviate the long lines and wait times.

Pre-registering for the rally is quick and easy. Simply click on the registration link. You will be asked to provide some basic information such as your name, contact details, and payment information. The payment is secured payment processed via Square. Once you have submitted your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with your unique registration number.

On the day of the rally, all pre-registered attendees can head straight to the express check-in area. This dedicated line will ensure that you can quickly collect your rally pack and get ready for the day’s events. By pre-registering, you can avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines and make the most of your time at the rally.

Link: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLA6GJGDFWM6K/checkout/RSYWG7SP3JXCE4K523XB3IQU

Francetta L. Mays: A Strong Contender for President of the NAACP Oklahoma State Conference

Francetta L. Mays has responded to the call of her loyal supporters and knew that she had to run for the prestigious position of President of the NAACP Oklahoma State Conference. With her unwavering commitment to social justice and equality, Mays is determined to make a significant impact on the lives of the people she represents.

After submitting her nomination before the deadline, Francetta L. Mays successfully secured her spot for the upcoming election. This achievement not only validates her dedication and hard work but also highlights the trust and confidence that her supporters have in her leadership abilities.

As the current leader of the Tulsa Branch, Francetta L. Mays has already proven herself to be one that doesn’t give up easily, capable and effective advocate for the rights of the African American community. Under her guidance, the Tulsa Branch has grown substantially. She continues to build relationships with leaders who are passionate about the good fight.  Committees are working to implement various initiatives aimed at combating racial discrimination, promoting education, and empowering individuals.

If elected as the President of the NAACP Oklahoma State Conference, Mays plans to build solid and effective teams and take the organization to new heights. She envisions a future where every member of the community feels heard, valued, and represented.

Francetta L. Mays’ campaign is centered around the core values of inclusivity, justice, education, and progress. She believes in creating a society where everyone has equal opportunities and access to resources, regardless of their race or background.

With her extensive experience, strong leadership skills, and unwavering determination, Francetta L. Mays is undoubtedly a formidable contender for the position of President of the NAACP Oklahoma State Conference. Her track record and her passion for social change make her an ideal candidate to lead the organization and bring about meaningful, positive change for the people of Oklahoma.

Introducing the Black Women’s Health Show by Zaakirah Nayyar on the Greenwood Beat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Black Women’s Health Show hosted by Zaakirah Nayyar to launch on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Get ready for a new talk show that is set to captivate audiences and challenge the status quo in the health and wellness industry. See Life Different presents the Black Women’s Health Show, hosted and produced by Zaakirah Nayyar Muhammad, is here to shed light on the experiences and concerns of Black women while showcasing the groundbreaking work of Oklahoma-based health and wellness startups, companies, and individuals.

Zaakirah Nayyar Muhammad, a creative strategist, author, and marketing expert, is a true force to be reckoned with. Her journey, overcoming childhood cancer, hearing impairments, chronic illnesses, and visual impairments, has shaped her resilience and empowered her to become an innovative voice in the media industry. With over a decade of professional experience, Zaakirah brings a unique perspective to the table, ensuring that you are informed and inspired to “See Life Differently”.

“See Life Different” aims to raise awareness and tackle the deeply-rooted traumas that African Americans face within the health and wellness industry. By amplifying the concerns and advocating for the well-being of Black women, the show aspires to create a platform that truly represents and champions their needs.

The Black Women’s Health weekly talk show will broadcast live every Thursday at 3:30pm on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG’s online radio platform via their website at www.thegreenwoodbeat.com, TuneIn, and Apple Radio, delivering enlightening conversations, empowering stories, and thought-provoking discussions.

Get ready to engage in an inspiring journey as “See Life Different” sets out to redefine the narrative around Black women’s health concerns. Together, we will build a collaborative platform that amplifies voices and nurtures the well-being of our communities.

See Life Different is a platform for BIPOC women of purpose confidently sharing stories of resilience, supporting minority-owned businesses and bridging the gap between Tulsa, Oklahoma communities and its disparities.

Media Contact

For media inquiries, guest pitches, sponsorship, and interview requests, please contact:

Zaakirah Nayyar Muhammad

Host and Producer, “See Life Different”

Email: zaakirah@zaakirahnayyar.com

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Follow “See Life Different” on social media for updates and behind-the-scenes insights:

Instagram: @seelifedifferentpod

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The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Recognizes Monique Young for Breast Cancer Month

The Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October has proven to be a very important month for women, as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time, we come together to support and empower women, and to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and prevention of breast cancer.

One remarkable woman who has taken on the mission of inspiring and motivating others is Monique Young. Every year, Monique takes to Facebook to share her personal journey with breast cancer, urging women to get mammograms and encouraging them to take charge of their health.

Monique’s raw and unedited account of her experience with breast cancer is a testament to her strength, openness, and compassion for others, especially women. She has touched the lives of many and continues to be a source of inspiration and support.

Honoring the Survivors and Remembering the Fighters

While there are countless success stories of women who have triumphed over breast cancer, we must also remember and honor those who have lost their battle. October is a time to pay tribute to these brave women and to remind ourselves of the importance of regular check-ups and early detection.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to recognize Monique Young for her incredible journey and her dedication to raising awareness. Monique has created a website in memory of her late daughter, where she sells merchandise to support her cause. By purchasing a pink shirt from her website, www.moscloset.store, you can show your support and help spread the message of early detection to other women.

The Role of The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is Oklahoma’s first black, women-owned radio station, located in the historic Greenwood District. As women, it is our responsibility to address the issues that are important to us, especially when it comes to our health.

At The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, we are committed to using our platform to raise awareness and educate our community about breast cancer. We believe in the power of unity and solidarity, and together, we can make a difference.

Join us in honoring Monique Young and supporting her journey to spread the importance of early detection. By purchasing a T-shirt from her website, you not only contribute to a worthy cause, but you also become a part of a movement that seeks to empower women and prioritize their health.

Together, let’s make sure that every woman knows the importance of regular check-ups, early detection, and the support of a strong community. Together, we can make a difference.

Glynn Simmons: A Wrongfully Convicted Man Exonerated in Oklahoma

In a shocking turn of events, Glynn Simmons, a man who was wrongfully convicted in Oklahoma, has finally been exonerated after spending nearly five decades behind bars for a crime he did not commit. This groundbreaking story will be discussed on the popular radio show ‘Flippin’ the Script’ hosted by Francetta L. Mays on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG.

Oklahoma has a dark history of locking up innocent individuals, and Mr. Simmons’ case is just one example of the many lives that have been unjustly affected. He will be joining Francetta El Maze today at 3:00 PM CST to share his harrowing experience and shed light on the flaws in the criminal justice system.

Francetta L. Mays, the Chief Operations Officer for the Greenwood Beat and President of the NAACP Tulsa Branch Number 6143, has been tirelessly fighting against these injustices for years. She remains heartbroken and outraged as Oklahoma continues to defend its position on the death penalty while so many wrongfully convicted people suffer and are caught up.

Tune in to ‘Flipping the Script’ today at 3:00 PM CST to hear Glynn Simmons an another exoneree from Oklahoma discuss their experiences and advocate for reform. You can listen to the show online at www.thegreenwoodbeat.com, or through the Apple Music or TuneIn Radio app.

For more information on being a guest on the show, email: mystory@thegreenwoodbeat.com

Preserving and Enriching the Legacy of The Original Black Wall Street in Tulsa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is dedicated to preserving and enriching the legacy of the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Commonly known as The Original Black Wall Street, this district was once a thriving hub of African American businesses and entrepreneurship. Today, the Chamber is committed to creating commerce in the district, educating and providing resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

On the occasion of the 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show, the Chamber is proud to stand alongside the community in celebrating this important event. The motorcycle rally and bike show is a powerful demonstration of unity, strength, and resilience within the African-American community.

The Chamber recognizes the significance of this event and its connection to the history of The Original Black Wall Street. The rally serves as a reminder of the determination and perseverance that has characterized the district throughout its history. It is a moment to reflect on the achievements of the past and to look towards a future of continued growth and success.

Through its various initiatives, the Chamber aims to empower small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Greenwood District. By providing access to resources, networking opportunities, and educational programs, the Chamber seeks to foster an environment of economic prosperity and sustainable development.

One of the key objectives of the Chamber is to preserve the historical significance of The Original Black Wall Street. The district holds a special place in American history, representing the resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of the African-American community. By raising awareness and promoting the district’s heritage, the Chamber seeks to ensure that future generations understand and appreciate its importance.

In addition to its core mission, the Chamber actively engages with the community through various events and initiatives. These activities aim to promote unity, celebrate diversity, and support local businesses. By fostering a sense of community pride, the Chamber contributes to the overall revitalization and growth of the Greenwood District.

As we mark the 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally, the Chamber encourages everyone to join in the celebrations and show their support for the historic Greenwood District. By coming together, we can honor the past, celebrate the present, and build a prosperous future for all.

Online registration is open at https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLA6GJGDFWM6K/checkout/RSYWG7SP3JXCE4K523XB3IQU  Motorcycle Clubs and groups are encouraged to register online at https://square.link/u/VDurQbJh

For additional information or questions please email: bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com

 

The Greenwood Beat WFPG is Back and Better Than Ever

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is back in full operation. According to CEO Angela K. Chambers, the station was silent early Sunday morning during the time we should have been hearing some of these good old-school gospels Francetta L. Mays like in rotation. After a bit of research, it was discovered that the station was, in fact, down. Initially, it was suspected that it was isolated to WFPG; however, Francetta was advised that more stations were affected.

After a few texts, calls, and emails, the station was back online and playing some of those favorite tunes. Fans of The Greenwood Beat can now rejoice as the station is back and better than ever.

Angela K. Chambers, the CEO, expressed her gratitude to the loyal listeners for their patience and support during the downtime. She also mentioned that steps have been taken to ensure such technical issues do not happen again.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Must be Getting Something Right

Early Sunday morning, the Greenwood Beat radio station fell victim to a cyber attack, leaving their system compromised. However, the dedicated team worked tirelessly to restore the station and successfully got it back up and running on the TuneIn radio app.

Unfortunately, the joy was short-lived as an error occurred on the app early Monday morning. Angela K Chambers, the Chief Operating Officer, expressed her determination to resolve the issue, stating, “I want to make sure that we’re up and running before I give updates. All I can say is, we must be doing something right if someone wants to hack our station. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to our loyal listeners, especially those who tune in on Sundays.”

The Greenwood Beat has become known for its Sunday morning lineup, featuring Francetta L Mays’ Sunday Morning Old-School Gospels, national recording artist Shonda English’s The Old Landmark Gospel Hour, and Minister Alvin Muhammad’s Trumpet on Greenwood. It is disheartening that these shows have been disrupted, as they have become a staple for many listeners.

However, Angela Chambers finds solace in her faith, believing that the challenges faced by the station were known to the God she serves. She reassures the listeners that she will keep them updated on the progress of resolving the issue. The team is working tirelessly to get the station back on track.

Chambers expressed her gratitude to both the loyal listeners and occasional drop-ins, stating, “The Greenwood Beat is making waves in the airways, and we will continue to do so. Don’t count us out.”

Discover Tulsa Brands: A New Clothing Store in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa Brands, a new clothing store located at 12652 E. 31st St., Tulsa, Oklahoma, is making waves in the local fashion scene. The store, which opened its doors on August 12, 2023, aims to promote and showcase local Tulsa Brands.

One of the most popular brands featured at Tulsa Brands is Lil’ Fuzzy (LF), a beloved staple in North Tulsa for years. With its trendy and unique designs, LF has gained a loyal following in the community.

To connect with their customers and spread the word about their store, Tulsa Brands has launched a new Facebook page. You can find them at @TulsaBrandsUrban. On this page, they will feature various local clothing designers and their products, giving them a platform to showcase their talent.

In a recent interview, Keisha Metoyer, the owner of Tulsa Brands, revealed that a new website is also in the works. This website will further enhance their online presence and provide a seamless shopping experience for customers.

To support local brands and help them grow, Keisha Metoyer encourages everyone to like, follow, and share the new Facebook page: @TulsaBrandsUrban. By doing so, you can stay updated on the latest arrivals, exclusive offers, and upcoming events at Tulsa Brands.

Technical Difficulties at The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Radio

The Chief Executive Officer of The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Radio, Angela K. Chambers, recently took to Facebook to inform listeners that the station is currently facing technical difficulties. In a heartfelt post, Chambers expressed her faith and belief in God’s plan, stating, “WE PRAISE YOU LORD! We know that you have a plan that is much better! On that note: The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is currently under attack and is down. We apologize for the inconvenience. We know this too shall pass! We believe in God’s plan even for this moment. WE STILL REJOICE! Have a blessed Sunday!! (We will be back)”

Chambers assured the station’s listeners that they are working diligently to resolve the issues and get back on air as soon as possible. While the exact nature of the technical difficulties was not disclosed, it is clear that The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is facing some challenges.

Despite the setback, Chambers remains positive and optimistic, expressing gratitude for the support the station has received. She promised to provide updates on the situation and thanked the listeners for their understanding and patience.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Radio has been a beloved part of the community, providing entertainment, news, and music to its listeners. The station has faced challenges in the past, but has always managed to overcome them and continue serving the community.

As we await further updates on the station’s status, let us show our support and keep The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Radio in our thoughts and prayers. We are confident that the station will soon be up and running again, providing the high-quality content that its listeners have come to expect.

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