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Tri-City Collective has been honored by many organizations for the work we do. During 2023, Focus: Black Oklahoma earned an Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists first place award for Radio Outstanding Documentary. Other honors we've received include  The DuPont Columbia Award, which for nearly 80 years has set the standard for audio and video reporting, in broadcast, documentary, and online. One of our projects has even won an Emmy. Learn more about these award-winning projects. 

The Tulsa Race Massacre: 100 Years Later

Tri-City Collective's Quraysh Ali Lansana served as host and contributing writer for the Emmy award winning documentary from OETA that recently won the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasting 2021 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting, Television:  Civil Discourse and Social Change. 


Blindspot: Tulsa Burning

This podcast won an NAACP Image Award and the Dupont Columbia Silver Baton. On May 31, 1921, Tulsa's Greenwood District was thriving — a Black city within a city. By June 1, it was in ashes, leveled by a white supremacist mob. The Tulsa Race Massacre remains one of the worst incidents of racial terror in U.S. history. In six episodes, Blindspot: Tulsa Burning tells the story of a thriving neighborhood that attackers set on fire, and the scars that remain 100 years later. We consider the life of this remarkable 35 blocks of Tulsa through the stories of the survivors, descendants and inheritors of that legacy. A co-production of The HISTORY® Channel and WNYC Studios, in collaboration with KOSU and Focus: Black Oklahoma. 

Hell Came to Tulsa

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A century ago, Tulsa saw the outbreak of one of the worst incidents of racist violence in American history. The story finally is seeing the light of day.


This article won the 2021 Gold Medal Winner - International Regional Magazine Association. It was written by Tri-City Collective members Quraysh Ali Lansana and Bracken Klar.

Lost Childhood: The Visible and Invisible Weight on North Tulsa Youth

Focus Black Oklahoma won 1st Place in the Oklahoma Society for Professional Journalists Competition in the Special Program/Talk Show Category for “Lost Childhood: The Visible and Invisible Weight on North Tulsa Youth”.

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