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.

The Importance of a Petition to Stop Taxing the Historic Greenwood Chamber of Commerce

When it comes to the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, there are conflicting views on its significance and preservation. Some see it as a cherished part of history, a legacy that deserves honor and protection. Others, however, view it as a mere opportunity for greed to exploit and profit from, neglecting the historical and cultural value it holds.

Despite the attention garnered by celebrities, politicians, and media companies in promoting the story of The Original Black Wall Street, it seems that little effort or resources have been dedicated to assisting the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce in preserving the area. The talk of preservation often appears to be nothing more than a soundbite, lacking real action and commitment.

The Greenwood Chamber has been tirelessly fighting to maintain the last remaining properties in the district, all while burdened with taxes such as stadium taxes for land that was sold by previous board members to build a stadium. The imposition of such taxes appears unjust and burdensome.

Adding insult to injury, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce has been denied federal ARPA funding, while funds have been approved for other organizations. This discrepancy raises questions about fairness and the true commitment of the city to honor and preserve the area’s history.

It is time for a change. The taxing of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce must be stopped, and what has been taken should be returned. The taxes collected on the land that was sold should not only be ceased but also reimbursed to the Chamber with interest.

The City of Tulsa needs to step up and demonstrate a genuine dedication to preserving the area, its history, and its future. While the real estate in the district may be prime, it is not up for sale to those who seek to profit at the expense of its legacy. This includes individuals like Jay Morrison, a supposed “Real Estate Investor” who was brought in to purchase the last remaining buildings owned by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce.  https://www.youtube.com/live/ggcGCjGYGRQ?si=7aABn0Az4VemG-rN

Morrison’s involvement with the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, which has since been exposed, raises further concerns about the motives behind these transactions.

Instead of perpetuating division and exploitation, it is time for us to come together and unite. We must work towards preserving the Greenwood District, not only for the sake of its historical importance but also for the future generations who deserve to experience and learn from its legacy.

Minister Alvin Muhammad has taken a stand by signing the petition on Change.org, and it is crucial that others join in support.

By signing the petition, we can send a powerful message to the City of Tulsa that the taxing of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce is unacceptable and that preserving this historic district should be a top priority.

Together, we can make a difference and ensure that the Greenwood District remains a symbol of resilience, heritage, and progress for years to come.

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Dr. Angela K. Chambers Makes History and Empowers Children Through “Let’s READ” on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

On June 8, 2023, McAlester native Dr. Angela K. Chambers (Phifer) achieved a significant milestone alongside her business partner, Dr. Francetta L. Mays. Together, they became the first black, women-owned radio station owners in Oklahoma, with their station “The Greenwood Beat – WFPG” located in the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa. This area is renowned as the original Black Wall Street, and Dr. Chambers named the station “The Greenwood Beat” to serve as a voice for Greenwood.

Dr. Chambers had a profound vision to preserve the stories of Greenwood’s ancestors and highlight the resilience of the community since the tragic 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. She wanted these stories to be shared for generations to come. The call letters “WFPG” hold a special meaning as they are the initials of her late grandmother, Wilma Factory Phifer Green, who lived in McAlester for over a century.

On January 6, 2024, Dr. Chambers launched the “Let’s READ” segment on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. She invited Mr. Troy J. Petit, Sr., an author and educator, to discuss his passion for writing “Hugs of Love” and read a few pages on air. Although Mr. Petit’s book is primarily aimed at children, it contains a valuable lesson about love that resonates with readers of all ages.

During the interview, Dr. Chambers and Mr. Petit emphasized the importance of children feeling loved and the pivotal role reading plays in their development. They highlighted how reading is a foundation for learning and fosters a lifelong love for knowledge. To support this cause, volunteers from across the United States have generously offered their time to read to children on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG.

Dr. Chambers expressed her gratitude for the volunteers while calling for more individuals to step forward. She envisions expanding the program to include one hour of reading each weekday, in addition to the current noon to 3 pm Saturday broadcasts. If you are interested in volunteering, please email read@thegreenwoodbeat.com to request more information and sign up.

During the kick-off of “Let’s READ,” Dr. Chambers reminisced about her grandmother reading to her as a child. She fondly recalled her grandmother’s guidance on enunciating words and adjusting voice pitches and tones while reading. These cherished memories and her grandmother’s influence inspired Dr. Chambers to create a platform that encourages children to explore the joy of reading.

Dr. Chambers, a proud graduate of McAlester High School’s class of 1988, is the daughter of Everett (Honey) and Lois Phifer, both from McAlester, Oklahoma. Her commitment to education and empowering children through literacy shines through her work on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG.

Tune in to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG for 24/7 programming, including old school hits, engaging talk shows, and now, the inspiring “Let’s READ” segment. Dr. Angela K. Chambers and Dr. Francetta L. Mays have not only made history but are also using their platform to make a positive impact on the lives of children and the community.

Mr. Petit’s book, “Hugs of Love” is available here: a.co/d/ebRRcf9

Advertise Your Next Event or Business on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

Tulsa’s newest urban radio station, The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, is making waves not only in Tulsa, Oklahoma but also throughout the US and internationally. With their digital platform gaining popularity, this black, women-owned radio station is the perfect place to advertise your brand, business, or upcoming event.

As all eyes are on Tulsa, especially The Original Black Wall Street, people are flocking to, listening to, and sharing The Greenwood Beat. This presents a unique opportunity to reach a diverse and engaged audience.

With the upcoming holiday season, The Greenwood Beat is offering small advertising packages to suit your needs. Take advantage of the following options:

  • 15 Radio Spots for only $100
  • A LIVE Interview on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

These advertising options are designed to provide maximum exposure for your event or business. Whether you choose radio spots or a live interview, your message will be broadcasted to a wide audience.

To learn more about these advertising packages and to book your spot, click on the following links:

15 Spots for $100

LIVE Interview

For more information contact us via email: sales@thegreenwoodbeat.com

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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

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

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

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

Congratulations to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

Congratulations to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

Congratulations to The Greenwood BeatWFPG on two months of broadcasting! WFPG launched June 8, 2023 and was 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 works diligently to build and grow the brand. Jennifer Dinkins, Marshlynne T. Bolden and Bishop Kendrick are working behind the scenes to help keep things flowing.

The Greenwood Beat is a local international digital radio station with programming 24/7, year-round playing R&B, blues, old-school, funk, pop, jazz, and gospel. Along with music, the station has radio talk shows and other shows.

Sunday consists of Old-School Gospel Sundays with Francetta L. Mays. Those old sounds and songs told stories that most black households could relate. The show broadcasts beginning at five O’clock Sunday morning.

The noon hour is the start of “The Old Landmark” with none other than “The Gospel Diva”, also known as the national recordings psalmist, Shonda English. Listeners are connected with more of those old-school gospels.

Trumpet on Greenwood is live at 1:30 PM with Minister Alvin Muhammad. “Life Teachings” inspired be The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammed offer very powerful thought-provoking and inspiring words.

Gospel music on Sundays is the tone of the station, giving it’s listeners a good ole soul cleansing.

Flipping the Script broadcasts on Tuesday’s at 3:0 PM with Francetta L. Mays. On the show, Francetta creates a space for those who have been wrongfully convicted, those telling their stories inspire, encourage and up lift listeners.

The Referea is the new show on The Greenwood Beat and came in real hot with show host, Heather Nicole Nash. It’s a women’s spots show and she’s talking SMACK with educating and inspiring it’s listeners. The Referea will broadcast regularly on Tuesdays 7:00 Pm.

 

Refocused & Informed radio talk show is a show about JUSTICE and broadcasts every Thursday at 2:00 PM. The show is syndicated and can be heard on OcityfmHD in Oklahoma City, OK; in Montgomery, AL; and in the DMV. The show is in it’s second season of broadcasting and is hosted by Angela K. Chambers and Francetta L. Mays.

On the Drive Home with the GAP Band airs every Friday at 5:00 PM. The show is hosted by Angela K. Chambers and is sponsored by Linda Boulware-Wilson and the Estate of Ronnie Wilson. Ronnie Wilson founded the GAP Band in 1967 with brothers Robert (Deceased) and Charlie. Linda is the wife of the late Ronnie Wilson.

The one-hour show is packed with those great hits of the GAP Band.

The Quiet Storm…Magic After Dark The “Maestro” broadcasts every Friday evening. It’s a quiet storm and The “Maestro,”  Carle King, II is spinning those nice slow jams we all love.

Saturday Morning Clean Up Jams with host Angela K. Chambers tops the morning at 8:00 AM. Special guest, Mahogany Fowler, owner of One at a Time Cleaning Service pops in to give cleaning tips to the old-school listeners.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is here to be “A Voice for Greenwood.” WFPG has partnered with the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and TVLiving Marketing to create “The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace.” The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace is a marketplace for small business owners, vendors, artists, freelancer and etc. The market is held every Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM in the courtyard in the 100 block of N. Greenwood Ave. Spaces are available for as low as $25 per event. That bargain is offered for the first ten vendors.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG has not only collaborated with Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and TCLiving Marketing and GAP Band but has recently collaborated with Katina Walker, founder of CEO’s Night Out to create “CEO’s Night Out Meets The Greenwood Beat.”  CEO’s Night Out creates an environment for CEO’s, entrepreneurs, investors, managers and those in leadership to network, educate and learn in a fun and inviting atmosphere.

CEO’s Night Out is held every second Saturday of the month, 4-7 PM, at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Tulsa, 415 S. Boston Ave., Tulsa, OK.

More shows, more big news to come! Stay connected to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG.

Advertise and market your business with The Greenwood Beat!

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General information – info@thegreenwoodbeat.com

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