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

 

Plans for The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show

The 28th anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show is right around the corner, and enthusiasts from all over the country are gearing up for this highly anticipated event. This year’s rally promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with a variety of activities planned to celebrate this momentous occasion.

One of the highlights of the rally will be the Ride Out: Black Town Tour, where riders will gather together to showcase their bikes and ride in unison from town to town. This is a sight to behold, as hundreds of motorcycles of all shapes and sizes come together to create an impressive spectacle. The tour will be led by a special guest, who will be announced closer to the event date.

In addition to the tour, there will be a range of other activities taking place throughout the day. Attendees can look forward to live music performances, food vendors offering a variety of delicious options, and an array of merchandise stalls where they can purchase products from store fronts and vendors.

For those who are interested in the history of the Million Man March, there will also be a Community Peace Rally where attendees can learn more about the origins and significance of this important event.

As always, safety is a top priority at the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally. The event organizers have partnered with local agencies to ensure that all necessary precautions are taken to keep participants and spectators safe. Riders are encouraged to wear appropriate safety gear, and there will be designated VIP areas for parking for registered guests and first aid support.

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or simply have an interest in motorcycles, the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally is an event not to be missed. It’s a chance to come together with like-minded individuals, celebrate the rich history of motorcycle culture, and enjoy a day filled with excitement and camaraderie.

This inaugural fundraiser event will kick off on October 13 – 15, 2023.

The Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 13, 2023

4 pm Gates Open

5 pm The Greenwood Beat – WFPG: GAP Band Hour

6 pm KICKOFF 

8 pm LIVE Entertainment: OG Wacha & Haba

          HEADLINER: Ms. Val and The Wall Street Band

9 pm 80’s Old-School Block Party + DJ Phatkat

Saturday, October 14, 2023

8 am Gates Open  

9 am Ride Out Bike Tour (Disperse from Greenwood)

          Rentiesville, Summit, Taft, and Tullahassee

6 pm Tulsa’s Premier Swing Out Dance Class: Tulsa Steppers 

8 pm 90’s Old-School Block Party – DJ Phatkat

Sunday, October 15, 2023

8 am Gates Open 

2 pm Community Peace Rally

4 pm Bike Show

          Categories: Custom, Original and Modified

REGISTRATION

Registration for the event is encouraged to access the VIP areas during the rally such as:

  • Biker Street Parking on Greenwood between Archer and I-244 Bridge 
  • VIP – Stage Area
  • Exclusive Cocktails and Cigars $5 Cover (Open 7 pm Friday & Saturday Night)

Individual tickets REGISTER HERE 

*Motorcycle Clubs or Groups REGISTER HERE 

REGISTER FOR BIKE SHOW ONSITE

*Register 10 members for $25 each. Registering more than 10 members, email us: bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com

 

Limited Food Trucks spots are available. Act Fast! Food Trucks space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your spot with $500 payment and contract via. Sign up HERE.

Vendor opportunities are still available for $250 for three days of vending! Sign up HERE.  Secure your spot today for the best locations! 

For more information please email us: bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com

Let’s have a GREAT time! See ya soon!!

The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show

The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally

It’s time to STOP THE KILLING

The Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show will be an annual community event to bring together motorcycle enthusiasts from all walks of life. This year, we are proud to celebrate the 28th anniversary of this historic event. The rally is not only a gathering of riders, but also a symbol of unity, strength, and community.

On October 16th, thousands will join forces to honor the legacy of the original Million Man March. The march, which took place in 1995, was a call for social justice, economic empowerment, and political involvement within the African American community. It was a powerful demonstration of unity and determination.

The motorcycle rally continues this tradition by providing a platform for riders to come together, share their passion for biking, and promote positive change in their communities. The event attracts riders from all over the country, creating a diverse and vibrant atmosphere.

During the rally, riders will embark on a tour of a few of the Black towns in Oklahoma showcasing the history and their beauty. The ride is not only an opportunity to enjoy the open road, but also a chance to reflect on the importance of unity and solidarity.

In addition to the ride, the rally features various activities and events. There will be live music performances, food vendors, and exhibitions.

One of the highlights of the rally will be the Community Peace Rally is guest speakers who will share their experiences, insights and inspiration for bringing the community together. These speakers include young and the elder men in the community, as well as leaders in the fight for social justice and equality. Their words will inspire, motivate and encourage the attendees to continue making a difference in their communities.

Participation in the rally is not limited to experienced riders. Everyone is encouraged to support and participate.

As we celebrate The 28th anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show, we must remember the importance of this event. It is not just a gathering of riders; it is a symbol of unity, strength, and community. It is a reminder that together, we can make a difference in our communities and create a better future for all.

The Rally will kick off at 4:00 PM CST on Friday, October 13, 2023, with an opening, Meet and greet, block party, and live entertainment. Attendees can check in at Registration beginning at 2:30 PM CST and be allowed access to VIP areas. Attendees can enjoy music by The Greenwood Beat shop with business event vendors and food trucks. On Saturday, bikers will convene at 9:30 AM CST on historic Greenwood Avenue and travel to tour black towns in Oklahoma before returning to Greenwood for evening festivities and more shopping! The Rally will conclude around 5:30 PM CST on Sunday, followed by a Community Peace Rally.

Find the links below to register. For MORE information email bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com 

GET REGISTERED!!!

REGISTRATION

Bike Rally

Register to get ACCESS! $30.00 Person

Registered participants/bikers will have access to the closed-off/VIP areas and park their bikes.

Registration includes:

VIP entrances for live events

VIP bike parking area

Black Town Tour

REGISTER HERE

 

BIKE SHOW

Do you have the BADDEST bike around? PROVE IT at The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show presented by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Bike Show is scheduled for Sunday, October 15, 2023.

Entry Fee – $20 per bike, per category. Prizes for each category: 1st – Bragging Rights, Trophy & $250 Cash; 2nd – Trophy $100 Cash; and 3rd – Award & $50 Cash

Categories

Category One: Original

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Category Two: Custom

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Category Three: Modified

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VENDORS

Vendors

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Food Trucks

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Order your t-shirt today and join us in celebrating this incredible event!

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For more information on the event, feel free to contact  bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com.

Sponsored in part by The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is a Sponsor in Part of “The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally and Bike Show”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 14, 2023

Contact: Angela K. Chambers

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is a Sponsor in Part of “The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally and Bike Show” Presented by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc., on October 13 through 15, 2023.

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Chief Executive Officer of The Greenwood Beat – WPFG, Angela K. Chambers has been working with Minister Alvin MuhammadEvent Coordinator, and team on the planning of “The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally and Bike Show” (Rally) to be hosted in the historic Greenwood District October 13 through 15, 2023. The event is being presented by the second oldest African-American Chamber in the nation, established in 1926, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GCC), which is operated by President and CEO Dr. Freeman Culver. GCC is an organization where small business owners come together to preserve historical significance, to empower a new generation of black entrepreneurs, and to support economic development.

GCC will host the Rally in the 100 block of N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is in the historic Greenwood District.  The event will kick off Friday, October 13, 2023, beginning at 4:00 PM CST.

Opportunities have been created for Vendors and Food Trucks to set up to sell and display their products and offer their services.  This inaugural Rally will be an annual fundraising event for GCC.  Event Coordinator, Minister Alvin Muhammad, and the team hope to help them reach or get close to the 1 Million Dollar goal set by Dr. Culver and the Board of Directors to help restore and maintain the structure of the buildings, revitalize the once thriving community and continue to bringing commerce to the area.

The Rally will have live entertainment, DJ Phatkat, a Fallen Biker Salute, a Black Town Tour, a Bike show with three different categories, food, shopping, and more!  Businesses can also support by advertising their businesses in the First Annual  – The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally and Bike Show Program Booklet,  which will go on sale Friday, September 15, 2023.

The event is open to the general public and attendees can register online. Visit the historictulsagreenwoodchamber.com or www.thegreenwoodbeat.com to register.

For more information on the event, feel free to contact  bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com.

 

 

 

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG on YouTube

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG on YouTube

Yes! You heard it right. The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is now on YouTube. If you missed the original date of Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show, Trumpet on Greenwood, Flippin’ the Script or The Referea you will be able to catch some of the replays on YouTube. Go ahead, check us out, be sure to subscribe and leave a comment on one or two of your favorite videos.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG broadcasting since its launch on June 8, 2023, is the first black, women-owned radio station in Oklahoma. The station is in the Historic Greenwood District, known as The Original Black Wall Street.

Angela K. Chambers, Chief Executive Officer; Francetta L. Mays, Chief Operations Officer; and Bro. Alvin Muhammad is building the platform and brand. Carle King II, Jennifer Dinkins, Marshlynne T. Bolden. Bishop Kendrick and Jordan Stephenson are great support behind the scenes to help keep things moving.

Listen to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG from your favorite device. Find WFPG on Apple Music and TuneIn radio app.  Bluetooth to your car or cast to your TV and have The Greenwood Beat everywhere you go!

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Support The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, pick up one of our Official T-Shirts!

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It’s all about Women’s Sports

It’s all about Women’s Sports

She’s talking SMACK with that too! Heather Nicole Nash, The host of the new show Referea on the Greenwood beat kicks off August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Central standard Time.

A avid athlete, sports enthusiast, referee, coach and now radio host, Heather Nicole Nash is a native of Tulsa,  Oklahoma. The Referea brings attention to women’s sports and discusses hot sports news. And of course she’s talking a lot of SMACK!

Do you love women’s sports as much as Heather? Connect with The Referea on social media @TheReferea. Be sure to listen for an hour of sports updates, fun conversation with Heather Nicole Nash.

Tune in @ 7:00 PM on August 2nd to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. Listen from your favorite device. Find The Greenwood Beat on Apple Music and TuneIn Radio. Cast to your Smart TV or Bluetooth to your phone.

The Referea will broadcast weekly on Tuesday’s at 7:00 PM CST.

 

 

For more information about this show or hosting your own radio show, email: info@thegreenwoofbeat.com

Former Tulsa Branch NAACP Presidents Met with Current President

Former Tulsa Branch NAACP Presidents Met with Current President

Pictured left to right: Jack Henderson, Eddie Evans, Francetta L. Mays and Joe Williams

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. With three former presidents, current president and radio personality, there were definitely more than 1000 words spoken. Former  presidents of the NAACP Tulsa Branch met with current president Francetta L. Mays last week to discuss their support for her vision and mission for Tulsa and Oklahoma.  Jack Henderson, Joe Williams, and Eddie Evans have all formerly served as president. Angela K. Chambers, Chief Executive Officer of The Greenwood Beat – WFPG served briefly as 1st Vice President in the beginning of 2023 also met with the group.
Each listened and share their experience and knowledge about the workings of the NAACP and expressed their desire to support Francetta’s efforts in growing the membership and making an impact for the good of the community.
Before wrapping up, the group made a commitment to come together for round table discussions each month in addition to regular meetings.
You guessed it, the round table discussion will be information shared with the community on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. The show will be called “Oklahoma President’s Club.”  More details will be released soon. Stay connected to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG for updates

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Crowdfunding Equipment Fundraiser

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Crowdfunding Equipment Fundraiser

The crowdfunding Equipment Fundraiser is off to a slow start but Angela K. Chambers and Francetta L. Mays are hopeful to meet their goal. Angela says, “I believe that as people hear of our story and When they realize that in 2023 we made history by creating the first black, female-owned radio station they will support us. In general, women have a more challenging fete to obtain and even having access to capital. But also when we are in 2023 and ‘blacks’ are still making history by being the first of anything tells me to remain hopefully.”

Echoing and adding to Angela’s sentiment, Francetta says, “As people hear our passion and understand what we are striving for I believe the support will come. The more people even just sharing the story helps to reach the people who are passionate about changing the world we live in today for the better.”

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is “A Voice for Greenwood.”  Angela says, “And WFPG gives all of us the opportunity to discover the story and build on the resilience of Greenwood while recreating Black Wall Street and a better mankind. It’s not necessary to continue to pour gasoline on the fire of 1921 as Francetta always says.”

Consider making a donation to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG GoFundMe crowdfunding Equipment Fundraiser.  Any size donation is welcome. According to Franetta L. Mays, also an Associate Pastor at the Historic Vernon AME Church (Vernon), “In the Book of Redemption located in Vernon, the people were able to rebuild in one year’s time with donations as small as $0.10.” Share the link with your family, friends and networks.

Every Friday, WFPG promotes its $5 CashApp SHOUT OUTS! Listeners CashApp $5 to $TheGreenwoodBeat and on Fridays,  they are given a SHOUT OUT on Facebook. Beginning Friday, July 14, 2023, the SHOUT OUTS will also be listed on the website. 

 

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