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January 25th, 2024

DEI Cuts, Tulsa Hip-Hop, and Self-Acceptance

Gov. Kevin Stitt's executive order aiming to cut finding for DEI initiatives, Tulsa's hip-hop legacy, and two Black women with gaps in their teeth share their experiences of self-acceptance.

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Education Funding

Education funding disparities continue to adversely affect students in underserved communities, who suffer from limited opportunities for success.

ABOUT US

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Focus: Black Oklahoma is a project of Tri-City Collective

Focus: Black Oklahoma is a monthly hour-long news and public affairs program relevant to African American and communities of color statewide.

 

Focus: Black Oklahoma explores issues that shed a positive light on our community and examines topics that are unique to Oklahoma's communities of color that are often ignored.

 

Focus: Black Oklahoma broadcasts monthly on KOSU, a National Public Radio affiliate.

 

FBO airs live every 3rd Sunday at 3:00pm on 91.7 in central Oklahoma, 107.3 in south Tulsa, at 88.3 in Stillwater, and at 94.9 in Ponca City. or at kosu.org.  

Focus: Black Oklahoma is a project of Tri-City Collective. Tri-City Collective is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. Our EIN is 85-2139418 and our IRS determination letter can be downloaded from our website. To learn more about our mission, programs, and successes, visit tricitycollective.com.

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HOSTS

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OUR PRODUCTION TEAM

KUMA ROBERTS, IOM has over 10 years of organizational development experience specializing in the business case for diversity, equity & inclusion. 

 

Kuma is passionate about racial and social justice with emphasis shifting policy and practice vs. hearts and minds and speaking to how more companies and organizations can harness the power of DEI to enhance their competitive advantage.

JACOB LITTLEBEAR is a Mvskoke citizen of Yuchi and Shawnee descent and a Marine Corps veteran.

 

Jacob is dedicated to elevating marginalized voices across Oklahoma and addressing issues of Indigenous sovereignty, environmental justice, and economic inequality.

QURAYSH ALI LANSANA

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

BRACKEN KLAR

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JESSE ULRICH

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SMRITI INYENGAR

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