Archives February 2024

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is Making Some Good Changes

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, Oklahoma’s hottest new black-owned radio station, is set to make some exciting changes. Dr. Francetta L. Mays, the Chief Operations Officer, is working diligently to add even more value to the station with new hosts and programming.

Dr. Mays is enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead for The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. She believes that the station’s commitment to providing value, information, and inspiration to its listeners is attracting more connections and expanding its reach. “This is the best time ever to connect with The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. We are dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of our listeners,” says Dr. Mays.

One of the recent announcements from Dr. Mays is a collaboration with the American Red Cross Tulsa Chapter. This partnership aims to educate the community about Sickle Cell Disease, a condition that affects approximately 100,000 Americans. Dr. Mays hopes that by sharing information about SCD, they can raise awareness and support those affected by the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SCD occurs among about 1 out of every 365 Black or African-American births and about 1 out of every 16,300 Hispanic-American births. Additionally, about 1 in 13 Black or African-American babies is born with sickle cell trait (SCT).

As we are celebrating Black History Month, The Greenwood Beat – WFPG recognizes the importance of reflecting on and educating others about the impact and contributions African Americans have made and continue to make in the United States of America. The station will be making changes to the Refocused and Informed Radio Talk Show, among other exciting updates. Stay connected to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG to be the first to hear about these announcements.

With Dr. Francetta L. Mays leading the way, The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is poised to become an even more influential and inspiring platform for its listeners.

The Best Time on Sundays on The Greenwood Beat

Sundays on The Greenwood BeatWFPG offer a lineup filled with fantastic gospel music, insightful interviews, and more! The day kicks off with Dr. Francetta L. Mays, who not only happens to be the Chief Operations Officer of the station but also hosts the Sunday Morning Old-School Gospels. Starting in the early five o’clock hour, Dr. Mays takes us on a nostalgic journey by playing old-school gospels that we grew up listening to with our grandparents.

At noon, national recording artist Shonda English takes the stage at noon to host The Old Landmark Gospel Hour. With her soulful voice and deep connection to gospel music, Shonda brings a unique perspective to the show, creating a truly uplifting experience for listeners.

Later in the afternoon, at 1:30 PM, Minister Alvin Muhammad takes the spotlight on the Trumpet on Greenwood. Through his words of wisdom, Minister Muhammad shares his insights and spiritual guidance, offering a moment of reflection and inspiration for all.

As the day progresses, The Greenwood Beat introduces The New Artist Profile hosted by Tony-D, broadcasting from 4 PM to 6 PM. This segment shines a spotlight on emerging artists, giving them a platform to showcase their talent and share their stories with the audience.

Whether you’re tuning in during the early morning hours or listening throughout the day, The Greenwood Beat provides 24/7 programming that can be accessed at www.thegreenwoodbeat.com. Join us on Sundays for a soul-stirring experience filled with gospel music, insightful interviews, and a sense of community that will uplift your spirit.

Big News for The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, Oklahoma’s first women-owned and black woman-owned radio station, located in the Historic Greenwood District in Tulsa, has some exciting news to share. Since its launch, the station has been steadily gaining listenership locally and internationally, thanks to its great mix of music and engaging talk shows.

One of the station’s goals is to empower communities by providing information and education, and they are taking a significant step towards achieving this. COO Dr. Francetta L Mays has been working closely with representatives of the American Red Cross in Tulsa to connect with and provide specific information to the African American community about Sickle Cell Disease and the importance of blood donation.

Starting in February, Dr. Yvette Miller will host a segment on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, focusing on Sickle Cell Disease. Listeners can expect to hear explanations about the disease, its treatment, and the crucial role of blood donation from the community. The station is thrilled to partner with the American Red Cross to provide information, education, and community events, including blood drives, to help enhance and potentially save the lives of those living with Sickle Cell Disease.

The Greenwood Beat is committed to keeping its listeners informed and engaged. With 24/7 programming, you can tune in from your favorite device and stay connected for more information and the show’s schedule.

 

CEO Dr. Angela K. Chambers, one of the driving forces behind this partnership, expresses her honor and excitement for the potential impact it will have on the community. Together, they are creating change and making a difference.

Stay tuned to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG for more updates and join them in their mission to uplift, inspire, support, and educate the community.

The Historic Greenwood District is Growing

Have you visited the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma lately? This area, also known as the original Black Wall Street, has a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century. Once a thriving black-owned business district, it faced destruction in 1921 but has since weathered the storms and is now experiencing a revival.

Under the leadership of the current president, Pastor Dr. Freeman Culver, III, the Greenwood District is experiencing growth and rejuvenation. The district is now home to various establishments, including Oklahoma’s first women-owned and first black, women-owned radio station, restaurants, advocacy agencies, a law firm, consulting agencies, and a new curated antique store called “Buying Time on Greenwood.”

Opening its doors on Thursday, February 8, 2024, Buying Time on Greenwood is set to become a must-visit destination in the district. The store aims to showcase the rich history and culture of the area through its collection of antiques, apparel, black artwork inspired by local black artists, mugs, postcards, and more.

The grand opening of Buying Time on Greenwood will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2024, and promises to be a celebration of the district’s resilience and the vibrant community that surrounds it. The store will be open daily, from 9 AM to 9 PM, offering visitors ample opportunity to explore its unique offerings.

With its diverse range of businesses and the addition of Buying Time on Greenwood, the historic Greenwood District is reclaiming its status as a vibrant hub of commerce and culture. Visitors can now experience the district’s rich history while also supporting local businesses and artists.

As the Greenwood District continues to grow, it serves as a reminder of the strength and resilience of the community. The revitalization efforts led by Pastor Dr. Freeman Culver, III, are not only restoring the district’s physical infrastructure but also creating opportunities for economic growth and empowerment.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit the historic Greenwood District recently, now is the perfect time to explore its unique offerings. Whether you’re interested in learning about its history, supporting local businesses, or simply immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of the area, there is something for everyone in this growing district.

Plan your visit to the historic Greenwood District today and witness firsthand the remarkable transformation taking place. From its rich history to its thriving businesses, this district is a testament to the power of community and the enduring spirit of resilience.

Buying Time on Greenwood is located at 104 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Introducing the Greenwood Beat – WFPG’s New Promotion for Annual Advertising

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is thrilled to announce a brand new promotion that offers small businesses and entrepreneurs an incredible opportunity to advertise their products and services at a heavily discounted rate for an entire year. As our platform continues to gain traction and attract new listeners and followers on social media, we are excited to extend this offer to help businesses reach a wider audience.

Our numbers are exceeding expectations, both in the United States and internationally. With a dedicated radio ad running five times a day, five days a week, along with our weekly promotional posts and monthly articles featuring our advertising partners, we are committed to maximizing exposure for our clients.

Dr. Angela K Chambers, the CEO of The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, is enthusiastic about the opportunities this promotion brings for entrepreneurs and small business owners. She states, “In short, we are growing! Our programming, connections, network, and social media presence are expanding rapidly. This is an exciting time for us, and we understand the importance of advertising for businesses. That’s why we are creating win/win opportunities.”

However, it’s important to act quickly, as this special promotion is only available for a limited time until February 15, 2024. Additionally, we have a limited number of spots available, so don’t miss out on securing your spot today.

To take advantage of this incredible offer, simply visit https://square.link/u/3YNRg0kH and secure your spot. Please note that the low rate does not include the production of the radio ad.

At The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, we understand the challenges faced by small businesses and entrepreneurs when it comes to advertising. That’s why we have designed this promotion to be both affordable and impactful. By partnering with us, you’ll have access to our growing audience and a platform dedicated to showcasing your products and services.

As a trusted and reliable source of news, entertainment, and information, The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is committed to helping businesses thrive. Our team of professionals will work closely with you to ensure that your advertising campaign aligns with your goals and resonates with our audience.

Whether you’re a local business looking to expand your reach or an entrepreneur with a unique product or service, The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is here to support you. Our promotion offers an exceptional opportunity to connect with potential customers and increase brand visibility.

Don’t miss out on this chance to advertise with us at an unbeatable rate. Visit https://square.link/u/3YNRg0kH today to secure your spot before it’s too late.

Remember, at The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, your success is our success. Join us in this exciting journey as we continue to grow and provide valuable advertising opportunities for businesses like yours.

Buying Time on Greenwood: Showcasing Local Black-Owned Products

Everyone is buzzing about the original Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s historic Greenwood District, especially during Black History Month. The anticipation is growing for the opening of Buying Time on Greenwood, a curated antique store located on the iconic Greenwood Avenue, also known as the original Black Wall Street.

Buying Time on Greenwood will offer a wide range of products, including antiques, artwork inspired by the area, gifts, apparel, and most notably, locally black-owned products. One such product is the Roots Skincare Collection, created by businesswoman Katina Walker. The collection, which includes body scrubs, oils, and lotions, has become highly sought-after not only in the Tulsa Metro area but also beyond. Visitors to Buying Time on Greenwood will have the opportunity to explore and purchase this popular collection.

The store is scheduled to open its doors on Thursday, February 8th at 1:00 PM CST. To celebrate the grand opening, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on February 15, 2024, organized by Starr Fisher. Local black-owned businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs are invited and encouraged to meet De Hall, the Store Manager, and explore the opportunity to showcase their own products on Greenwood, in the heart of the original Black Wall Street at Buying Time on Greenwood.

For those interested in participating, please drop by the store or reach out via email to manager@buyingtimeongreenwood.com. This is an incredible chance to support and uplift local black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, while also celebrating the rich history and legacy of the Greenwood District. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of the vibrant community at Buying Time on Greenwood.

Local Artist Featured in New Curated Antique Store on Historic Greenwood Avenue 

In January, Dr. Angela K. Chambers, CEO of The Greenwood BeatWFPG, announced the opening of a new store called “Buying Time on Greenwood” on historic Greenwood Avenue. This curated antique shop offers a unique selection of antiques, gifts, and black artwork inspired by the original Black Wall Street or historic Greenwood District. One of the featured artists at Buying Time on Greenwood is Eddye K. Allen (Eddye K).

On Black Wall Street, Buying Time on Greenwood visitors can admire a large painting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., depicting various stages of his life. This stunning artwork was created by Eddie K., showcasing the talent of local black artists.

Buying Time on Greenwood provides a platform for artists to recreate a part of history and tell stories through their work. The store will showcase these items, hold special showings and events, and even include them for sale on their website and in various auctions.

As a new addition to the legacy of Black Wall Street, Buying Time on Greenwood aims to continue the rich history of the Greenwood District. In addition to artwork, customers can find health and beauty products created by local black entrepreneurs, as well as posters, postcards, candles, and more.

Buying Time on Greenwood will carry an array of items that are made on Black Wall Street, further supporting the local community. The store is collaborating with the businesses owners,  entrepreneurs, and other organizations and businesses in the area.

The store is set to open on Thursday, February 8th, at 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, with a grand opening event scheduled for February 15th, 2024. Operating hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.

If you’re interested in joining the team, Buying Time on Greenwood is currently hiring Store Clerks. Stop by the store and speak with the Store Manager, Dr. Hall, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Historic Greenwood Avenue

In January, Dr. Angela K. Chambers, CEO of The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, announced the opening of a new store called “Buying Time on Greenwood” on historic Greenwood Avenue. This curated antique shop offers a unique selection of antiques, gifts, and black artwork inspired by the original Black Wall Street or historic Greenwood District. One of the featured artists at Buying Time on Greenwood is Eddye K. Allen (Eddye K).

On Black Wall Street, Buying Time on Greenwood visitors can admire a large painting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., depicting various stages of his life. This stunning artwork was created by Eddie K., showcasing the talent of local black artists

Buying Time on Greenwood provides a platform for artists to recreate a part of history and tell stories through their work. The store will showcase these items, hold special showings and events, and even include them for sale on their website and in various auctions.

As a new addition to the legacy of Black Wall Street, Buying Time on Greenwood aims to continue the rich history of the Greenwood District. In addition to artwork, customers can find health and beauty products created by local black entrepreneurs, as well as posters, postcards, candles, and more.

Buying Time on Greenwood will carry an array of items that are made on Black Wall Street, further supporting the local community. The store is collaborating with the businesses owners,  entrepreneurs, and other organizations and businesses in the area.

The store is set to open on Thursday, February 8th, at 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, with a grand opening event scheduled for February 15th, 2024. Operating hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.

If you’re interested in joining the team, Buying Time on Greenwood is currently hiring Store Clerks. Stop by the store on Monday and speak with the Store Manager, De. Hall, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Justice Should Look the Same for Everyone – Tulsa Branch NAACP

The Tulsa Branch of the NAACP firmly believes that justice should be blind and equal for all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or social status. In a society that prides itself on fairness and equality, it is crucial that our justice system upholds these principles.

Unfortunately, there have been numerous instances where justice has not been served equally. Racial disparities in the criminal justice system have been well-documented, with people of color often facing harsher punishments and longer sentences compared to their white counterparts for similar offenses. Additionally, there is an increase of cases mishandled for people regarding their mental competence.

Justice Should Look the Same for Everyone

Tulsa Branch NAACP #6143 President, Dr. Francetta L. Mays recently attended a Press Conference in Mayes County to speak out and up for justice. The NAACP is civil rights organization focused on advocating for justice and equality.

Kali Penn was arrested and charged with First-Degree Murder of the death of his aunt. However, according to the family and information shared Kali has mental challenges that have not been properly considered.

Dr. Mays, referenced a similar situation of the daughter of Tulsa County’s District Attorney Steve Kunswelier.

In fairness, the same rules should apply for everyone even if your parents are not a District Attorney or any other perceived public figure who receives preferential treatment.

The Tulsa Branch of the NAACP advocates for the elimination of racial bias in the criminal justice system. We believe that every individual should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their background. This includes fair treatment during arrest, trial, and sentencing.

It is essential for law enforcement agencies to undergo bias training to address any implicit biases that may influence their decision-making. This can help ensure that individuals are not unfairly targeted or discriminated against based on their race, ethnicity or mental state.

Furthermore, the Tulsa Branch of the NAACP supports the implementation of policies that promote transparency and accountability within the justice system. This includes thorough investigations into allegations of police misconduct and the establishment of independent oversight committees to monitor law enforcement practices.

By advocating for equal justice, the Tulsa Branch of the NAACP aims to create a society where everyone is treated fairly and impartially. We believe that by addressing systemic issues and promoting equality, we can work towards a more just and inclusive community for all.

Consider joining our Tulsa Branch NAACP #6143 B. Visit www.naacp.org.

 

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