Black Plague: Evictions, Homelessness and COVID

"The Streets Are My Home: Evictions, Homelessness and COVID" is the third and final episode of our three-part series "Black Plague: COVID In North Tulsa." This episode focuses on the effects of COVID-19 in the north Tulsa community, specifically evictions and homelessness. The series was made in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network, Tulsa Artist Fellowship and Tri-City Collective.

Black Plague: The Pandemic's Impact on Domestic Violence

"A Heavy Blow: The Pandemic's Impact on Domestic Violence" is the second episode of our three-part series "Black Plague: COVID In North Tulsa." This episode examines the pandemic's effect on domestic violence and the organizations that help address solutions. The series was made in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network, Tulsa Artist Fellowship and Tri-City Collective.

Black Plague: The Visible and Invisible Weight on North Tulsa Youth

"Lost Childhood: The Visible and Invisible Weight on North Tulsa Youth" is the first episode of our three-part series "Black Plague: COVID In North Tulsa." This episode focuses on how the pandemic has altered the lives of young people in north Tulsa. The series was made in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network, Tulsa Artist Fellowship and Tri-City Collective.

Episode 2

On this episode of Focus: Black Oklahoma, we explore why citizens in Black and Indigenous communities harbor a deep distrust for vaccines, and the history that validates their concerns. We report on the Ku Klux Klan's attempts to recruit new members in several small towns right after the Presidential election and sit down to find out what it takes to fight for life on death row and the creative allies necessary to prove innocence. We also spotlight a leader behind an organization that addresses the lack of Black women in executive roles in corporate America and look at the horizon of Oklahoma's first all-Black town and the ambitions of the Black women leading its development efforts. Finally, we follow a performer whose talent takes her from local venues to the national stage.

Episode 1

On this episode of Focus: Black Oklahoma, the alarming death rate Black women experience during childbirth, a rural teacher speaks out about potentially dangerous protocols in a northeastern school district and why it's unsafe, how Black nurses are going above and beyond to support their patients and their community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the unexpected lesson COVID-19 revealed at Muskogee's Cherokee Elementary school, the Biden administration's promises to the Black community and we speak with Marilyn Vann, the president of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association, who is running for a seat on the Cherokee Tribal Council.

Focus: Black Oklahoma

Focus: Black Oklahoma is a news and public affairs program covering topics relevant to the Black community statewide. The show seeks to inform the public through stories and interviews, engage the community through lively discussion and spotlight local artists and creators.