Envision Comanche: Reimagining Public Housing in North Tulsa

by Managing Editor Raynell Joseph In 2017, Aaron Darden joined the Tulsa Housing Authority (THA) as their new CEO. After the change in leadership, the organization asked themselves this question: “How do we make sure we’re doing the… Read More

The Victory of Greenwood: O.W. Gurley

by Contributing Writer Carlos Moreno During his life, O.W. Gurley was an educator, a church founder, a presidential appointee, a general store owner, a hotel proprietor, a landlord, a deputy police officer, and most famously, the founder of… Read More

George Kaiser’s Social Impact Philanthropy: How a Billionaire Transformed North Tulsa’s Misery into a Cash Cow

by Contributing Writer Julianne M. Romanello, Ph.D. In the elite circles of big philanthropy, Tulsa, Oklahoma has earned quite a reputation. Tulsa received the Readers’ Choice Award for “Best City for Philanthropy” in a 2018 poll conducted by… Read More

Creating Your Own Lane

Black Entrepreneurship and its Role in the Future of Greenwood by Executive Editor Timantha Norman Black self-sufficiency in the form of entrepreneurship, a sound economic infrastructure, and unyielding courage led to the creation of the most prolific black… Read More