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.

New Store Manager Announced for Buying Time on Greenwood

The upcoming opening of Buying Time on Greenwood, a new store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has generated excitement in the local community. The store, located at 104 North Greenwood Avenue in the historic Greenwood District, is set to open its doors on February 8th, with a grand opening event scheduled for February 15th.

One of the key announcements surrounding the store’s opening is the appointment of the new store manager, De Hall. With previous experience as a business owner herself, De brings valuable expertise and a passion for supporting local artists, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and freelancers.

Buying Time on Greenwood aims to become a hub for the community, offering a wide range of products including antiques, gifts, artwork, and items created by local black artists. The store’s commitment to showcasing the talents of local individuals and fostering economic growth in the area is evident in their selection of products.

In addition to the physical store, Buying Time on Greenwood will also have an online presence. This online platform will not only allow customers to browse and purchase items but will also include auctions of artists’ artwork and other antique items.

The opening of Buying Time on Greenwood is a positive sign for the Greenwood District, which has seen a resurgence in recent years. The store’s presence is expected to bring increased foot traffic to the area and contribute to its ongoing revitalization.

As the grand opening approaches, residents and visitors alike are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to explore the unique offerings of Buying Time on Greenwood and support the local community.

Buying Time on Greenwood is hosting a hiring event today until 6 pm with on the spot interviews. For those unable to make it to the store, candidates may email their resumes to angela@trichomeok.com.

New Owasso High School Football Coach Makes History

Owasso High School, located in Owasso, Oklahoma, has recently made a groundbreaking decision by appointing a new head football coach. This appointment not only brings a fresh perspective to the team but also marks a significant milestone in the school’s history. With a renewed focus on excellence, the new coach is poised to lead the Owasso Rams to new heights.

A New Era Begins

With the arrival of the new head coach, the Owasso Rams are entering a new era of football. The new head coach, Antonio Graham, comes with an impressive track record and a wealth of experience and is the first African-American head coach to ever lead the program. Having previously coached successful teams at both the high school and collegiate levels, the new coach brings a winning mentality and a strategic approach to the game.

One of the key aspects that sets this new coach apart is their commitment to refocusing the team’s priorities. While winning is undoubtedly important, the coach emphasizes the development of well-rounded student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. This holistic approach aims to instill values such as discipline, teamwork, and perseverance in the players, ensuring their success not just in football but in life as well.

A Fresh Perspective

With a new coach comes a fresh perspective on the game. The Owasso Rams can expect innovative strategies and a modern approach to training and gameplay. The coach’s extensive knowledge of the sport, coupled with their ability to adapt to changing trends, will undoubtedly bring a renewed energy to the team.

Additionally, the new coach is committed to fostering a positive and inclusive team culture. They believe that a united team, where players support and uplift one another, is key to achieving success. This emphasis on camaraderie and sportsmanship will not only enhance the players’ experience but also contribute to a stronger team dynamic.

Community Support

The appointment of the new head coach has generated significant buzz within the Owasso community. Excitement and anticipation are palpable among students, parents, and alumni. The community recognizes the potential for growth and improvement that this change brings, and they are eager to rally behind the new coach and the team.

Local businesses and organizations have also expressed their support for the Owasso Rams. They understand the positive impact that a successful football program can have on the community as a whole. By sponsoring the team and providing resources, they are investing in the future of not only the players but also the town itself.

The room was filled, some to bid their farewell to departing Coach Blankenship and others to witness history and celebrate this milestone. In 2023, it is still a big deal that African-Americans breaking through barriers for the first time. Kudos to Owasso administration, school Superintended Margaret Coates, who was present to welcome and support those in attendance as well as the coach.

Coach Graham, in his short speech, described his stress was not coming from being behind a great coach but realized that even after overcoming so much in his personal life, his stress comes from knowing that he cannot afford to make big mistakes. He understands being the oldest child of six that his siblings are looking up to him. His son and daughter are also looking up to him. He thanked his family and all of those who were present in his life and kept him on the right track.

Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show hosted by Dr. Angela K. Chambers and Dr. Francetta L. Mays, witnessed the big announcement by the retiring head Coach of Owasso public schools. Refocused & Informed broadcasts on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG in the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma also known as The Original Black Wall Street.

Conclusion

The appointment of the new head football coach at Owasso High School marks a historic moment for the school and the community. With a focus on excellence, a fresh perspective, and unwavering community support, the Owasso Rams are poised for success under their new leader. As the team embarks on this new chapter, all eyes are on them, eagerly awaiting the achievements and milestones that lie ahead.

Uncovering Injustices in Oklahoma: The Conversation Continues

The internet was buzzing yesterday as many watched various live streaming videos from those attending the event at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Our Chief Operating Officer (COO) and host of the Refocused and Informed Radio Talk Show, Dr. Francetta L. Mays, was present at the event. She, along with others who have been on the frontlines fighting for justice and reform in Oklahoma, witnessed the Wooley family’s struggle for justice.

The justice system failed the Wooley family, and those in power were allowed to get away with cover-ups and misdeeds for far too long. Power is being misused, and it is up to the public to get involved. We must support those who are fighting for the rights and fair treatment of others.

Lawmakers, law enforcement, and those working in the public service industry must be held to a high standard and be held accountable for their actions. The uncovering of injustices in Oklahoma is just the beginning of a larger conversation that needs to take place.

Join us today for the Refocused and Informed Radio Talk Show, where Dr. Angela K. Chambers and Dr. Francetta L. Mays will delve deeper into the issues surrounding the Wooley case and the broader implications for justice and reform in Oklahoma. This is an opportunity to stay informed and be part of the conversation.

Listen live at www.thegreenwoodbeat.com, Apple Music or TuneIn radio app. Refocused and Informed broadcasts every Thursday, 2PM CST. Connect with the show on Facebook.

 

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

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!!

Introducing the New T-Shirt Design for the 28th Anniversary of the Million March Motorcycle Rally

Introducing the New T-Shirt Design for the 28th Anniversary of the Million March Motorcycle Rally

We are thrilled to announce the release of the new t-shirt design for the upcoming Bike Rally: The 28th Anniversary of the Million March Motorcycle Rally. As a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting motorcycle safety and advocating for the rights of riders, we are excited to commemorate this inaugural event.

The t-shirt design captures the spirit and energy of the rally, showcasing the vibrant colors and dynamic graphics that represent the passion and unity of motorcycle enthusiasts from all around the world. The design features the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc. logo with the event’s name, along with iconic symbols that pay homage to the rich history and heritage of the rally.

Not only does the t-shirt design look fantastic, but it also carries a powerful message. By wearing this shirt, you are not only showing your support for the rally but also raising awareness about motorcycle safety and the importance of sharing the road responsibly.

Available in a range of sizes and styles, the t-shirts are crafted with the highest quality materials to ensure comfort and durability. Whether you’re a rider or simply a fan of the rally, this t-shirt is a must-have addition to your wardrobe.

To make it even more special, a portion of the proceeds from every t-shirt sold will go towards supporting our ongoing efforts to improve motorcycle safety and promote rider education. By purchasing a t-shirt, you are directly contributing to the advancement of our mission.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of the historic 28th Anniversary of the Million March Motorcycle Rally. Order your t-shirt today and join us in celebrating this incredible event!

ORDER HERE

The event will kick off Friday, October 13, 2023, at 4:00 PM CST.

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.

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 Chamber of Commerce Announces Event

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Announces Event

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce presents The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March & Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show set for October 13th thru 15th in the Historic Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Registration information will be released soon. Stay connected with the Chamber on their website: historictulsagreenwoodchamber.com. Information will also be posted on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG.

If you would like more information on being a vendor or sponsorship, please email: bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com

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