Archives November 2023

The Journey From Black Slavery to Black Wall Street: The Tulsa Race Massacre

This holiday season, immerse yourself in the rich history of the Tulsa Race Massacre and gain a deeper understanding of the journey from black slavery to the rise of Black Wall Street. Author Mr. Lewis T. Wilson’s book, “The Journey From Black Slavery to Black Wall Street: The Tulsa Race Massacre,” offers a compelling and detailed account of the events leading up to, during, and after the tragic massacre.

 

As we commemorate this significant moment in history, it is crucial to educate ourselves and others about the struggles and triumphs of the black community. Wilson’s book serves as a valuable resource, shedding light on the untold stories of resilience and resilience.

 

From its hardcover format to its vivid narrative, “The Journey From Black Slavery to Black Wall Street: The Tulsa Race Massacre” makes for an ideal gift. By sharing this book, we can collectively honor black history and America’s history, ensuring that these stories are preserved and passed down to future generations.

To delve into this captivating account, you can find the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Black-Slavery-Wall-Street/dp/B09ZGY9259.

Dr. Angela K. Chambers to Assist Small Business Owners with Contracting Services

A free event hosted by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc. will provide valuable information to entrepreneurs and business owners regarding the upcoming 6 Week Contracting Cohort with Dr. Angela K. Chambers. Mark your calendars for the Mixer on Monday, December 4, 2023, at 6:30 PM in the historic Greenwood District.

During the event, Dr. Chambers and her team will share important details about the cohort, which is set to begin on December 11, 2023, and conclude on February 5, 2023. Business owners and entrepreneurs attending the Mixer can expect to gain insights into contracting, bidding strategies, understanding the bidding process, and more.

To secure your spot at the Mixer, please RSVP by emailing angela@thegreenwoodbeat.com. Further information about the event will be shared with those who RSVP.angela@thegreenwoodbeat.com

Dr. Chambers and Dr. Freeman Culver, President of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc., have recognized the need for assistance regarding opportunities for grow to small black-owned businesses. In November, the US Small Business Administration Deputy Administrator Syed visited the historic Greenwood District for a round table discussion at the Greenwood Women’s Business Center. Deputy Syed expressed his pleasure in meeting Dr. Chambers and his excitement about the upcoming cohort and partnership with the Chamber. He particularly emphasized the importance of informing and supporting the black-owned business community in the historic Greenwood District, specifically regarding bidding on government contracts, especially those designated as “set aside” for various demographics or groups.

To learn more about the upcoming series of cohorts, please RSVP to attend the FREE Mixer. Email: angela@thegreenwoodbeat.com.

Contracting Cohort: Unlocking Opportunities with the Federal Government

The United States Federal government is the largest consumer of goods and services, having spent a staggering $694 billion in contracting for fiscal year 2022. With such substantial investment, contracting opportunities are available for businesses of all sizes and industries. While federal government contracts alone can be a game changer for small businesses, there are also opportunities to contract with city, county, and state agencies, as well as private organizations.

If you’re ready to tap into the potential of doing business with the government, Dr. Angela K. Chambers, in partnership with the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc., is proud to bring a contracting cohort to the area for small business owners. Dr. Chambers, who has been awarded contracts totaling millions of dollars from federal, county, and city agencies as a General Contractor, understands the importance of diversity in the bidding process.

With the support of Dr. Freeman Culver, president of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc., the first cohort has been scheduled to provide information and opportunities for small businesses. The federal government offers contracts that are specifically set aside for minorities, women, veterans, and other qualifying businesses. However, a significant portion of these dollars goes unspent due to the lack of participation or bids received from qualifying businesses.

Are you registered to do business with the federal government? Do you know how to get started? Do you have a strategy? This cohort is designed for business owners who are ready to start bidding on contracts and to prepare business for bidding. Learn from Dr. Chambers, who will share her wins, lows, mistakes, and mishaps, providing valuable insights for those serious about securing contracts.

To learn more about the cohort, a Mixer event has been scheduled for Monday, December 4, 2023, at 6:30 PM at The Greenwood Beat – WFPG located in the historic Greenwood District, Tulsa, OK. The Mixer is FREE, offering an opportunity to gather more information and network with like-minded individuals. Registration for the first cohort, which begins on December 11, 2023, will be open during the event. The cohort will run until February 2024, allowing time off for the holidays.

Invest in your business and RSVP for the Mixer by emailing angela@thegreenwoodbeat.com. Unlock the potential of contracting with the federal government and take your business to new heights.

CEO’s Night Out Final Speaker of 2023: Marilyn Augustine

The CEO’s Night Out has announced their speaker for the December 16th event: Marilyn Augustine. Marilyn is an entrepreneur and the owner of Mo Customz, a business focused on customizing products. You can learn more about her work at mocustomz.org.

The CEO’s Night Out was founded by Katina Walker and is hosted on the second Saturday of every month, in collaboration with the Greenwood Beat. However, for December, the event has been rescheduled to the third Saturday. This change was made to support the Gala hosted by The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce on December 9, 2023.

CEOs, entrepreneurs, artists, and freelancers have come to enjoy and look forward to this monthly event. It provides them with an opportunity to exchange information, ideas, network, and collaborate with one another. Katina, being a new entrepreneur herself with multiple businesses, created this environment as she recognized the need for a platform where entrepreneurs could connect and share valuable insights.

The CEO’s Night Out will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Tulsa, located at 415 South Boston Avenue, 2nd Floor. The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on December 16th. To reserve your spot, visit Eventbrite. Attendance is free, so come and join us to learn, network, support, and be supported.

Set Your Clock for The Referea on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

Get ready for another exciting episode of The Referea on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG! Tonight, be sure to tune in for a thrilling evening of women’s sports, filled with fun, news, and valuable information.

The Referea has become a fan favorite, captivating audiences with its engaging content and insightful commentary. This show is dedicated to showcasing the world of women’s sports, highlighting the incredible achievements and inspiring stories of female athletes.

Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or simply looking for an entertaining and informative program, The Referea has something for everyone. From in-depth interviews with athletes and coaches to analysis of the latest games and tournaments, this show covers it all.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the world of women’s sports. Set your clock for tonight at 7:00 PM and tune in to The Referea on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG.

Join the loyal fan base and be part of the excitement as The Referea and Burnie take you on a journey through the world of women’s sports. Whether you’re a seasoned sports enthusiast or new to the scene, this show promises to be a thrilling experience.

So, mark your calendars, set your alarms, and make sure you don’t miss a single moment of The Referea on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. It’s time to celebrate and support women’s sports!

COO Dr. Francetta L. Mays to Deliver Sunday’s Message at Historic Vernon AME Church on Greenwood

We are excited to announce that this Sunday, Dr. Francetta L. Mays, our Chief Executive Officer and Associate Pastor, will be delivering an inspiring message at the Historic Vernon AME Church on Greenwood. Dr. Mays is a dedicated servant of her community, wearing many hats as a pastor, advocate, non-profit president, teacher, and mentor. However, of those, most important is being used by God to minister to the lost, saved, and unsaved, offering hope to all who hear her.

It’s no wonder that the announcement of Dr. Mays’ message has been trending on Senior Pastor Keith R. Mayes’ Facebook page since Friday. Her words have a way of resonating with people and leaving them inspired and encouraged. As the Chief Executive Officer of The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, Dr. Mays has proven herself to be a dynamic leader, and her influence extends beyond the walls of the church.

At the Historic Vernon AME Church on Greenwood, Dr. Mays serves under the leadership of Pastor Keith R. Mayes. Together, they create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone is embraced and accepted. As Senior Pastor Mayes often says, “Everyone is welcome at Vernon.”

For those planning to attend, Sunday School begins at 8:30 AM, providing an opportunity for spiritual growth and learning. The Sunday morning worship service follows at 9:50 AM, where Dr. Mays will deliver her powerful message. Her words are known to be encouraging and uplifting, inspiring and motivating all who listen.

After the worship service, everyone is encouraged to attend the Circle of Love, starting at 1:00 PM. This gathering provides a chance for fellowship and connection, allowing individuals to build relationships within the church community.

The Historic Vernon AME Church on Greenwood is conveniently located at 311 N Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma. Its rich history and significance make it a landmark within the community. As you step through its doors, you will feel the presence of God and experience the warmth of the congregation.

Whether you are a long-time member of the church or someone seeking spiritual guidance, Dr. Francetta L. Mays’ message is sure to touch your heart and leave a lasting impact. This Sunday at the Historic Vernon AME Church on Greenwood, be a part of an uplifting and transformative worship experience.

Supporting the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Inc: Strengthening the Local Business Community

When it comes to fostering a thriving local business community, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Inc plays a crucial role. By offering valuable resources, networking opportunities, and acting as a strong advocate, the chamber creates an environment where businesses can flourish and succeed. This, in turn, leads to a stronger economy for the entire community, more job opportunities, and an enhanced quality of life for residents.

Supporting the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Inc is not only a way to help individual businesses thrive, but it also benefits the entire community in the long run. By investing in the chamber’s initiatives and events, you contribute to the growth and development of local businesses, which ultimately leads to a more prosperous and vibrant community.

Why Support the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Inc?

1. Resources and Support: The chamber provides a wide range of resources and support services to its members. From educational workshops and training programs to access to business development resources, the chamber equips businesses with the tools they need to succeed. By supporting the chamber, you help ensure that these valuable resources continue to be available to local businesses.

2. Networking Opportunities: The chamber organizes various networking events, such as business mixers and industry-specific gatherings, where businesses can connect and build relationships. These networking opportunities are invaluable for fostering collaboration, partnerships, and new business ventures. By supporting the chamber, you contribute to the creation of a strong and interconnected business community.

3. Advocacy: The chamber acts as a powerful advocate for the local business community. It represents the interests of businesses at the local, state, and even national levels, working to shape policies and regulations that are favorable to businesses. By supporting the chamber, you help ensure that the voice of local businesses is heard and that their needs are taken into account when important decisions are made.

Make a Positive Impact on Your Local Economy

Supporting the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Inc is an opportunity to make a positive impact on your local economy. When businesses thrive, they create jobs, generate tax revenue, and contribute to the overall economic growth of the community. By supporting the chamber, you contribute to the economic well-being of your community, helping to create a more prosperous and sustainable future for all.

One way to show your support is by attending the 3rd Annual World Class Winter Gala, organized by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Inc. This exciting event is set to take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at the DoubleTree Warren Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It promises to be an evening filled with elegance, entertainment, and networking opportunities. Tickets are available on Eventbrite, so be sure to secure yours and show your support for the chamber and the local business community.

Experience the Revitalized Greenwood District

If you haven’t visited the historic Greenwood District lately, now is the perfect time to do so. Dr. Freeman Culver, the President of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Inc, has been working tirelessly to revitalize the area. Thanks to his efforts, more businesses are opening up, exciting events are taking place, and tourists are flocking to the area.

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Inc is truly a rare gem, and having it right here in Tulsa is nothing short of amazing. By supporting the chamber, you contribute to the ongoing revitalization of the Greenwood District, helping to preserve its rich history and create a vibrant and thriving community for generations to come.

In conclusion, supporting the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Inc is an investment in the success and prosperity of your local business community. By providing resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy, the chamber plays a vital role in creating an environment where businesses can thrive and grow. So, consider showing your support and making a positive impact on your local economy by supporting the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Inc.

Get Ready for the Greenwood Beat – WFPG’s Old School Jam Session!

It’s finally Friday, and you know what that means – it’s time to party with The Greenwood Beat – WFPG! Today, we have a special treat for you as Dr. Angela K. Chambers takes over the studio. She’ll be playing some of the greatest hits and lining up the jams for the GAP Band Hour on your drive home at 5:00 PM. And hey, even if you’re in the kitchen getting ready to throw down, you can still tune in and groove to the beat.

Since most people are out of the office or busy hunting for those amazing Black Friday deals, Dr. Chambers is switching things up. She’s going old school with some classic jams that will transport you back in time. Remember those slow jams that made you swoon? Well, get ready to relive those moments because Dr. Chambers has got you covered.

Make sure to mark your calendars for Friday night, from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM, because that’s when Dr. Chambers will be playing all your favorite old-school slow jams. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab your boo, dim the lights, and let the music set the mood.

Oh, and before we forget, we have some exciting news for all you business owners out there. Take advantage of our unbeatable advertising deals on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. For just $100, you can get 15 radio spots to promote your business. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to reach a wide audience. Visit our website for more information or contact us at sales@thegreenwoodbeat.com.

So, get ready to groove, reminisce, and create some amazing memories with The Greenwood Beat – WFPG’s old school jam session. It’s going to be a night to remember!

Refocused and Informed Takes a Break on Thanksgiving Day

Dr. Francetta L. Mays and Dr. Angela K. Chambers, the dynamic duo behind Refocused and Informed, are gearing up for a well-deserved break this Thanksgiving Day. While Dr. Mays is already preparing to take off the entire month of December, we all know she will still be working and serving in her own unique way.

Season 2 of Refocused and Informed has been all about Justice, with the hosts inviting guests to share their thoughts, engage in debates, and provide community updates. The funny and witty duo has kept us entertained and informed throughout the season.

But fear not! Dr. Chambers and Dr. Mays promise to return on November 30th with exciting information about upcoming shows and what’s in store for Season 3. So mark your calendars and get ready for more thought-provoking discussions and engaging content!

As Thanksgiving approaches, Dr. Chambers and Dr. Mays would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and send prayers for love and peace. They understand the importance of spending quality time with loved ones, and they are taking this day to do just that.

Refocused and Informed airs every Thursday at 2 PM CST on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. WFPG is Oklahoma’s first black, women-owned radio station, located in the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa, also known as The Original Black Wall Street. You can tune in online 24/7 to catch their programming.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day, and don’t forget to tune in to Refocused and Informed on November 30th for all the latest updates!

Happy Thanksgiving from The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Radio Station

Greetings from everyone at The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Radio Station! We are honored to share warm Happy Thanksgiving greetings with you and your family from our new radio station.

We have so much to be grateful for as we made history by becoming the first black, women-owned radio station in Oklahoma. Our location on the historic Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, also known as The Original Black Wall Street, adds to our pride and sense of purpose.

In our short existence, we have faced many trials, but we continue to rise. Our goal is to provide you with the very best listening experience of great music and amazing conversations through our radio talk shows.

We are immensely appreciative of all our listeners, followers, and supporters across our platforms. Your continued support allows us to bring you 24/7 programming that you can enjoy at any time.

As we celebrate this Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for your unwavering support. It is because of you that we can continue to grow and thrive as a radio station.

From all of us at The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Radio Station, we wish you a joyous and memorable Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and good food. Thank you for being a part of our journey!

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