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Tri-City Collective, in partnership with KOSU & the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, launch Focus: Black Oklahoma, an hour-long news and public affairs program on various topics relevant to the African American community statewide.
Focus: Black Oklahoma features a spotlight interview supported by stories on current topics and events affecting Black Oklahomans. These topics news, politics, current affairs, education, family, health, relationships, law, finances, business, arts, spirituality, technology, sports, and more.
Focus: Black Oklahoma serves as a catalyst for change and understanding by strengthening Oklahoma's ability to create awareness for a more diverse and inclusive population.
attended Rogers State University’s Communications Radio/Television program, and worked for the college radio station, RSU Radio, during her tenure.
Arielle presented research and developed creative content that focused on race representations in the media at RSU. Arielle is also a fiction writer, currently working on her first novel.
She's passionate about justice and equity for marginalized groups and understands the important role media plays in those areas.
She is the Vice-President of Operations & Communications for Risha Grant, LLC, a global diversity and inclusion firm.
is an advocate for equity,
sustainability, and access for all Tulsans.
Kolby has more than ten years of non-profit experience and thousands of volunteer hours with local organizations.
He works to better understand hyperlocal community problems and present solutions.
He connects art and design to public policy to make dense subjects about our built environment engaging enough to bring everyone to the table.
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Quraysh Ali Lansana
Poet, Author, Educator
Educator & Research
Producer KJMM Radio
Tri-City Collective Members
Dr. Nick Alexandrov
Dr. Shawn Crawford
Quraysh Ali Lansana
Arlene Johnson - Development/PR
Dr. Stevie Johnson - Education & Music Prod.
Hannibal B. Johnson - Attorney & Author
Julie Skye - Financial Advisor
We need your support!
Your gift to Focus: Black Oklahoma will help underwrite the program and provide the resources that will give voice to aspects of Oklahoma culture and life often lost in the media. We cannot foster community and understanding without everyone having a place to tell their story.
Focus: Black Oklahoma intends to bring the finest production and editorial standards to the program. We need your gift to ensure we can meet and exceed the high expectations these stories deserve.
How You Can Give
Focus: Black Oklahoma can receive your gift of cash, check, or credit card. We can also accept gifts of stock and direct contributions from your IRA. Contact us at to learn how.
All donations will be acknowledged by Focus: Black Oklahoma by being listed on the donor page of our website if you so choose.
Donations can be made online at tricitycollective.com/donate
You can also send a check made to: TCF-Tri-City Collective. In the memo line write Focus: Black Oklahoma
You can mail your check to the Tulsa Community Foundation. The Foundation serves as our fiscal sponsor. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Mail: Tulsa Community Foundation
7030 S. Yale, Suite 600
Tulsa, OK 74136
Become an Underwriting Partner
For those wanting to support Focus: Black Oklahoma in a more unique way, we offer the following underwriting partnerships.
Season-Long Underwriter: Your family or foundation can help underwrite the entire season of the show. Acknowledgement provided in-show, every episode of the year and on the home page of the show’s website. $25,000.
Segment Underwriter: Your family or foundation acknowledged before the segment of your choice all season long as well as acknowledged on that segment’s page of our website. $5,000.
Episode Underwriter: Your family or foundation acknowledged during the episode sponsored with social media and website mentions the week the episode airs. $2,500.