Supporting Black Media Firms: Correcting and Creating History

Supporting black media firms is crucial in correcting and creating history that includes us. Black media plays a vital role in providing information and telling our stories. It sheds light on the other side of history that has not been readily known for generations.

One such black media firm is The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, a pioneering black, women-owned radio station in Oklahoma. This remarkable achievement alone is reason enough for the entire community, city, and state to support it.

WFPG gives a voice to Greenwood, but it also serves as a voice for the community, especially the disadvantaged, by highlighting important issues and facilitating meaningful discussions. The station covers a wide array of topics and shares valuable information. Some shows and music are there for entertainment and feel-good moments, while others delve into more serious matters.

Currently, Dr. Angela K. Chambers and Dr. Francetta L. Mays, the founders of The Greenwood Beat, are running a fundraiser on GoFundMe to seek support for their radio station. They are requesting funds to purchase equipment, software, and memberships for advertising and promotion, with the aim of taking the station to new heights.

Supports can donate, purchase advertising or merchandise or sponsor a show to effort to support and help the station grow! For more information contact the station via email at info@thegreenwoodbeat.com or click on the links below.

Advertising

Donation

Merchandise

 

Author Hilda Boulware: Special Guest on the Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show

Author Hilda Boulware: Special Guest on the Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show

Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Hosts Angela K. Chambers and Francetta L. Mays interview Special Guest Hilda Boulware, Tulsa native, actress, and author, about her new book “Water My Soul.” She shares her inspiration and passion behind the book, life experiences, and family dynamics.  Many have seen Ms. Boulware in shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Blackish, No Ordinary Family, How to Get Away with Murder, Modern Family and Smoke Screen. The author also shared that she is also a writer and expects to also produce in the near future. 

Being a women of strong faith, Hilda shared her story of accepting Jesus and how it changed her life. Water My Soul is a deep dive with first-hand experiences of faith, family and race relations. The actress expressed how it is important to tell our stories as well as learn the stories of others.

Hilda has family in Tulsa and loves spending time with them. On this trip, she hosted a book signing at the Historic Vernon AME Church (Vernon). Vernon is known for being the only building in the Greenwood area to remain standing after the 1921 Race Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  

Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show is now in its second season; the show is on Tulsa’s newest urban radio station, “The Greenwood Beat – WFPG.” The Greenwood Beat is the first black, women-owned radio station in Oklahoma. 

Refocused & Informed is hosted by Angela K. Chambers and Francetta L. Mays. The show broadcasts every Thursday, 2:00 PM CST on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. Listen LIVE on the website: www.thegreenwoodbeat.com, on Apple Music or TuneIn radio app.  Catch the REPLAY of this broadcast on our YouTube Channel. While you are there, go ahead and subscribe. We need your help to continue building and giving a voice to Greenwood!  Also, please like and follow Refocused & Informed and WFPG on social media. 

 

As you know, access to capital for women is a challenge, and black women are the most challenging. We need support to continue giving a voice to Greenwood and our community. Support the first black, women-owned radio station by donating to their fundraiser campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/refct-how-you-can-help/share

To advertise with The Greenwood Beat – WFPG email us: sales@thegreenwoodbeat.com CONNECT with us on social media  @refocusedinformedradiotalk2177  

To be a guest on Refocused & Informed, please email us: refocusedinformed@gmail.com

 

Registration has opened for the inaugural annul bike rally fundraiser presented by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc., “The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show.” (Rally)  The rally will be held in the 100 block of N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma also known as “The Original Black Wall Street.” Scan the code below to register.

For more information email bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com

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!

www.thegreenwoodbeat.com

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

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CONNECT with The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

Email: info@thegreenwoodbeat.com

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Programming: programming@thegreenwoodbeat.com

Facebook: @TheGreenwoodBeat

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TikTok: @TheGreenwoodBeat

 

SUPPORT The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

GoFundMe: Help Tulsa’s First Women-Owned Radio Station

CashApp: $TheGreenwoodBeat

Merchandise: The Greenwood Beat – WFPG T-Shirt

 

 

New Urban Clothing Store Opens in Tulsa

New Urban Clothing Store Opens in Tulsa

TULSA, OK –  The latest fashion has always been Keisha Metoyer’s style for a long time.  And now she is opening her new store “Tulsa Brands.”

“I have always wanted a store for my brand,” said Metoyer. “Come Get branded at Tulsa Brands” is the tagline for her business, which stocks clothing by local designers.

Metoyer is a native of Tulsa and will host a grand opening for her new store on Saturday, August 12th at 12652 E. 31st St, at 11:00 AM, which is next door to Fuzzy Trees. Metoyer invites shoppers to stop in as she will have sales, food, and giveaways. Tulsa Brands will carry Lil” Fuzzy’s, Nitty Baby, It’s In Me…Not On Me, and Hoodish. This urban clothing store with its distinctive brands is certain to become a Tulsa favorite.

 

Be sure to stop by and show love and support to Keisha and the other Tulsa designers. Spend some of your dollars at Tulsa Brands.

While you are in the area, stop in Fuzzy Trees and congratulation Keisha on her First anniversary! “The community is proud of all of her accomplishments. She speaks up and out for the community,” says Angela K. Chambers, host of the Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG.  Chambers also said, “Keisha was a guest on yesterday’s show and is very supportive of our show and the first black, women-owned radio station in Oklahoma.”

Are you a local fashion designer? Connect with Keisha. Get your designs in Tulsa Brands.

For more information contact Keisha

Advertise with The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

Advertise with The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG has created advertising packages for small businesses. Contact us! Let us put you on blast!

Email us: sales@thegreenwoodbeat.com

Why you Should Advertise your Business

Advertising your small business is important for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it helps to increase brand awareness, which is crucial for attracting new customers. By making people aware of your business and what it has to offer, you increase the likelihood that they will consider your products or services when they are in need of them.

Advertising also helps to build credibility and establish your business as a reputable and trustworthy source. This is especially important for small businesses that may not have a well-established reputation yet. By showcasing your products or services and highlighting positive reviews or testimonials, you can demonstrate to potential customers that you are a reliable and high-quality choice.

Another benefit of advertising is that it can help to drive sales and increase revenue. By promoting special offers or discounts, you can entice customers to make a purchase or try out your business. Advertising can also help to reach new audiences and expand your customer base, which can lead to long-term growth and success.

Overall, advertising is an important part of any small business strategy. It helps to increase brand awareness, establish credibility, drive sales, and reach new audiences. By investing time and resources into advertising, you can help your business stand out and succeed in a competitive marketplace.

The Greenwood Beat – WPFG: Business Spotlight

Interview with ChiChi Jones

 

Photo Credit: Remini

ChiChi Jones is a Braider in Tulsa. If you have not heard of her before now, we are certain that you will hear her name, frequently. Somewhat new on the braiding scene in Tulsa, ChiChi’s amazing braid styles and designs are making her name great. Many Black women find braids to be their friend, especially in the summer months. Braids are low maintenance and often protects the hair.  The Greenwood Beat – WFPG was able to find out about the Braider and her services.

 

TGB: How long have you been braiding hair?

ChiChi Jones: I’ve been braiding hair since I was 6 years old technically but only been in a salon for about 4 months.

TGB: Braids are pretty popular and creative these days. Not everyone has the talent for braiding. 

ChiChi Jones: My passion for hair and making people feel better about themselves is what keeps me inspired. I love the smiles that my clients express once I’m finished.

TGB: What services or braiding do you offer? 

ChiChi Jones: I offer multiple braid styles such as Box braidsKnotless braids, Lemonade braids, Crochet braids, natural cornrows, Kinky Twist, Loc retwist, and children’s natural braid styles. And I am always open to try new designs and patterns that my customers bring in to try. I am always open to trying something new!

TGB: How can new customers connect with you to schedule an appointment?

ChiChi Jones: I can be reached at Debonair Barber Den located at 1717 N Peoria Suite 8, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Tuesday-Saturday 8am – 4pm Customers may also send a  request via text to (918) 954-2642. The booking website is www.debonairbarberden.com. Select “Book Now.” Select “Braids” and choose your desired service. 

Advertise your Business with The Greenwood Beat – WFPG: Business Spotlight

Business Spotlight is a great way to advertise your small business on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG website and social media accounts and networking platforms. WFPG recently announced their partnership with Mom Owned Businesses (MOB). MOB is Delaware based marketing and networking organization with a combined total of millions of members throughout the US on various platforms. A very high percentage of those members are active, engaged and working to connect and promote while building.  The station has also partnered with Tulsa Oklahoma Black Owned Business Network (TBOBN) to offer cross-promotion/advertising.

$525

Business Spotlight includes: One written interview, post of written interview and two graphics to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG website and social media networks. and one Press Release written and sent to up to three (3)  news media outlets in your area.

WFPG will also promote Business Spotlight businesses in the following Facebook networks:

  • The Greenwood Beat – WFPG
  • MOB
  • Tulsa Oklahoma Black Owned Business  Network 
  • Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show
  • Flippin’ the Script

For $10 each, additional networks can be added:

  • Oklahoma Black Business Network

For $25 an additional blog post and Facebook post will be made and created:

  • 918 Lady Business Blogger

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Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show with Special Guest: MarshLynne T. Bolden

Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show with Special Guest: MarshLynne T. Bolden

MarshLynne T. Bolden

Tune in this Thursday, 2-3 pm cst for the Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show with Angela K. Chambers and Francetta L. Mays. Special Guest, MarshLynne T. Bolden will talk about JUSTICE. She’s a new voice for Tulsa. We’re talking about politics, systems, and our community. LISTEN from your favorite device or just press play on our website.

Watch live on the Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show on Facebook.

It’s first black, female-owned radio station in Oklahoma, The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. 

Connect and Support!

Show us some LOVE! CashApp $TheGreenwoodBeat we will SHOUT OUT! We need the community support. All communities!

Are you ready to ADVERTISE? Come on let’s GROW together! Contact us for advertising rates: sales@thegreenwoodbeat.com

Do you have a show idea or would like to be a guest on one of our shows?

Contact us!

programming@thegreenwoodbeat.com.

 

 

 

Help Tulsa’s First Women-Owned Radio Station

Help Tulsa’s First Women-Owned Radio Station Buy New Equipment
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a groundbreaking project in the heart of Greenwood District, aka the Original Black Wall Street – The Greenwood Beat: WFPG. I’m Angela K. Chambers, the CEO and owner of the first women-owned radio station in the entire Tulsa.
Who Are We?
I’m Angela K. Chambers, a serial entrepreneur, community activist, and author. I’ve previously served as the First Vice President of the NAACP Tulsa branch. Moreover, I’m the co-founder of the Oklahoma Black-Owned Business Network and have been hosting the radio show “Refocused & Informed Radio Talk Show” since January 2022.
I laid the foundation of this community radio station with my partner and COO of the Greenwood Beat, Francetta L. Mays, who is the Associate Pastor at Vernon A.M.E. Church and President of NAACP Tulsa branch#6143.
Together, we strive to give a much-needed voice to the people of Tulsa and make a positive impact on the community. Now we need your support to bring our vision to life. Therefore, we are launching a fundraising campaign to raise $75K for the completion of our station setup and purchase of essential equipment for radio station operations.

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Show Some Love to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

Show Some Love to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG put a request out in the spirit of Juneteenth! It’s an EXCITING time for Greenwood and for Angela K. Chambers and Francetta L. Mays, who made history for launching the new, black, female-owned radio station in the Greenwood District! The radio station launched on June 8, 2023 with family, friends, community members and news station KTUL Channel 8 and Fox 23 News Tulsa.

WFPG asked for the support of those connecting to SUPPORT their humanitarian efforts as the begin rolling out programming for the new platform. The request is for a $5 (or more) donation and to share the post. It’s never too late to show them so love, support and say congratulations with your donation. $TheGreenwoodBeat The station is online and can be accessed on your favorite device with programming 24/7, 365 days per year!

Come out and meet Angela and Francetta at the Historic Vernon AME Church, 307 – 311 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK @4:00 PM! Also catch them at The Official Juneteenth After Party featuring Monifah and Urban Mystic in the Greenwood Courtyard (OneOk Field), 121 N Greenwood., Tulsa, OK, at 10:30 PM.

Donations for The Greenwood Beat – WFPG may also be made payable to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG and mailed to 121 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, OK 74120.

For more information email us: info@thegreenwoodbeat.com

 

 

 

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