Vanessa Hall-Harper: Breaking chains in North Tulsa

by Contributing Writer Kristi (Orisabiyi) Williams District 1 City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper is a councilor who is loved by her community and people from afar. She has become known nationally as the “Dollar Store Lady” and “Unbought and Bossed.” “Unbought and Unbossed” was the mantra that she used throughout her campaign that she borrowed fromContinue reading “Vanessa Hall-Harper: Breaking chains in North Tulsa”

History repeating itself: Black contractors fight for equity and inclusion in city contracts

by Managing Editor Raynell Joseph Small businesses contribute to the overall economic health of a community. Black Tulsans have a model in Greenwood, where African-Americans built wealth, re-invested it into the community, and lent money to aspiring entrepreneurs. When black-owned small businesses are supported, the racial wealth gap decreases, jobs are created, families are providedContinue reading “History repeating itself: Black contractors fight for equity and inclusion in city contracts”