Tri-City Collective to launch Focus: Black Oklahoma on Public Radio Tulsa
Focus: Black Oklahoma will be the first program focused on Black Oklahomans on mainstream broadcast media in 30 years
On December 10, 2019 Tri-City Collective will host a launch party to celebrate the upcoming braodcast date for Focus: Black Oklahoma. It will be held at the Tulsa Press Club from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (Atlas Life Building 415 S. Boston, Tulsa). The launch party will be led by Focus: Black Oklahoma co-hosts; Arielle Davis & Kolby Webster. Entertainment by comedian Sondra Slade, Poet Phetote Mshairi and emmcee K-MONEY.
Tulsa, OK- Tri-City Collective, in partnership with Public Radio Tulsa, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and the Tulsa Community Foundation, launches Focus: Black Oklahoma, a one hour news and public affairs program on various topics relevant to the African American community statewide, is slated to air in February 2020. Focus: Black Oklahoma is expected to broadcast monthly from the studios of Public Radio Tulsa on the campus of the University of Tulsa.
Focus: Black Oklahoma features a spotlight interview supported by taped stories on current topics and events affecting Black Oklahomans, including news, politics, current affairs, education, family, health, relationships, law, finances, business, arts and culture, spirituality, technology, sports and more. Special segments include “Youth Voice”, an on-air platform for school-aged young people; “Spiritual Spotlight”, highlighting social justice and community programs produced by houses of worship in all faiths throughout Oklahoma; and “Creative Spotlight”, Oklahoma talent sharing original songs, stories and more.
Arielle Davis and Kolby Webster serve as co-hosts of the program. The executive producers of Focus: Black Oklahoma are Quraysh Ali Lansana, Tulsa Artist Fellow/Tri-City Collective and Scott Gregory, Public Radio Tulsa.
Tri-City Collective was born out of the desire to fill a gap in the creative world for content that is beautiful, intelligent, and cognizant of the talents of a diverse population of artists, writers, and creators. In addition to publishing the Collective artists own works, Tri-City shares its knowledge as teachers and speakers, develops and hosts workshops, and collaborates with other artists and community-building organizations.
- Occurred Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 am