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United Voice Oklahoma updated their website address.
Our newest podcast episode us up, featuring our friends Kim Bandy and Sang Rem from The Spero Project.
You don't want to miss this conversation about working with refugees, asylum seekers and others coming into our country in a way that takes away those labels and makes them our NEIGHBORS.
Go listen now!
Welcome our friend Makenzie Magnus to the podcast co-host chair with Wayland Cubit!
Check out her debut last week here!
Show United Voice Oklahoma Podcast, Ep Welcoming Makenzie Magnus as Co-Host - Oct 7, 2021
New podcast Episode coming tomorrow!
In the meantime, checkout our most recent interview with Lee Roland from a few weeks ago!
Show United Voice Oklahoma Podcast, Ep Lee Roland of Hope United | Lean In and Put Our Children First - Aug 26, 2021
After a long summer break, the United Voice Oklahoma podcast is back. This is the first of two recent episodes, and we will have more coming soon, listen in!
Show United Voice Oklahoma Podcast, Ep Rep. Cyndi Munson | The Role of Dialogue and Relationships in Our Political Discourse - Aug 19, 2021
"A Long Road to Liberty" Retrospective Documents Valuable Oklahoma History - dCFF21 – The Cinematropolis
Bob Ross and Bryan Beasley join The Cinematic Schematic to discuss their short film A Long Road to Liberty as part of deadCenter 2021.
Breaking Bread was an inspiring event this past Tuesday, join in the movement for unity in our city!
'Breaking Bread' brings together community leaders from OKC to discuss racial justice, police reform and building bridges between communities.
Tune in to this morning's Breaking Bread Breakfast, all about reconciliation!
Thank you KFOR-TV and Emily Akins - Journalist for highlighting this initiative!
Each year, the FACT (Family Awareness and Community Teamwork) team partners with community mentors to host the ‘Man Up Retreat.’
For this new season of the United Voice Oklahoma podcast, we are welcoming in a rotating chair of co-hosts, first up is Jon Middendorf , check out our new episode now!
Show United Voice Oklahoma Podcast, Ep Welcoming co-host Jon Middendorf - 17 Mar 2021
The United Voice Oklahoma Podcast is BACK!!!
We kick off season 2 with a very special two-episode interview with Wayland Cubit's father Ardis Cubit.. check it out!
Show United Voice Oklahoma Podcast, Ep Ardis Cubit, Part 1 | Wayland Interviews his Father about their Black Family History - Feb 26, 2021
Another great story from our partners at KWTV - NEWS 9
A local woman is teaching others how they can build a more diverse workplace.
Thanks to our partners at KFOR-TV for this great story about the Tulsa Race Massacre:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a bustling hub of commerce and culture for its Black community in the early 1900s, but a series of events devastated and destroyed many in the community, wiping away that progr…
Thank you KFOR-TV for covering the Project Frontline initiative to support respiratory therapists in our community:
A local group saw the hard work and heartache of our respiratory therapists during the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to give back.
Thanks to our media partners at KOKH FOX 25 News, Oklahoma for bringing on Clarence last week to speak into our current times:
We are going to miss you so much Cece Jones-Davis!
It’s hard to believe this is my last episode as founding co-host of the United Voice Oklahoma Podcast, which will always have a piece of my heart. This show has been a labor of love and a grassroots effort to promote healthy dialogue on race relations in Oklahoma. I could not be prouder to be a part of putting this wisdom out into the world. Join us as we talk election, our cultural moment, and our major life transitions up ahead.
Give it a listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/united-voice-oklahoma-podcast/id1474152151?i=1000499402735
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We are SO excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the OKC Black Justice Fund to continue producing our United Voice Oklahoma podcast! It's such an honor to be chosen, and we can't wait to get more conversations out to you soon!
Thank you to the Arnall Family Foundation and all the other generous funders for this incredible generosity.
We are proud and honored to announce that the OKC Black Justice Fund Evaluation Committee has awarded grants to 17 organizations.
• Alpha Boys Institute
• BlackSpace Oklahoma
• Douglass High School Academy of Law & Public Safety
• Freedom City, Inc.
• Hope For Generations
• NE OKC Renaissance
• Oklahoma Black Physicians Alliance
• Black Chamber of Commerce - Metro OKC
• OIC of Oklahoma County
• Progress OKC, a Community Development Corp.
• Prospect Community Development Corporation
• She's a BOSSE Leadership & Etiquette
• Shiloh Camp OKC
• Speaks 4 You, Inc.
• United Voice Oklahoma
• Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc.
For more information about our grantees and applicants, and how you can support them, please visit www.blackjusticefund.org
Keep it up Restore OKC! Help them out if you can!
Can you help us get food and warm blankets out to our most vulnerable neighbors in this crazy OKC ice storm? In addition to not having power, MANY of our neighbors are in need of food and warm clothing items. If you are able, we are collecting the following food items to give out at a food drive at 3:30pm today:
Cans of Tuna or Chicken
Cans of Soup
Cans of Beans
Any other shelf stable produce
NEW Fleece Blankets
You can DROP any of this OFF at 2222 NE 27th, 73111 anytime between now and 6pm. Or, if you are not able to drop off items you can send via Instacart but it HAS TO BE HERE by 6:00 or we will not be here to receive it. Easiest of all is PLEASE consider making a donation so that we can purchase the items and replenish The Market’s stock & also provide warm clothing items? Donate here: https://restoreokc.kindful.com/
If you are a NEIGHBOR who needs food, pick up address is at the Restore OKC offices: 2222 NE 27th, 73111 or call 405-418-6671. Thanks!
Beautiful video, and a worthy effort to support!
Deep Deuce Drive-in attendees had the opportunity to see this short film on the partnership between Jewel Theatre OKC and BlackSpace OKC to kick off family movie night.
Built in 1931, the Jewel Theatre was a safe space for patrons to enjoy entertainment while not policed by Jim Crow laws. The theater was once part of a booming stretch of retail and community centers that included restaurants, barbershops, doctor's offices, a grocery and hotels along NE 4th Street.
BlackSpace is a collective of architects, planners, urban designers, artists, and curators of all kinds to create and protect Black spaces. Watch this short-film produced and directed by Stout.media to learn more about this historic landmark in NEOKC and how BlackSpace OKC is working to save Oklahoma's Black spaces.
Green Pastures Studio
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Oklahoma
Downtown OKC Partnership
Oklahoma Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
Our media partner KWTV - NEWS 9 took the initiative to start a conversation with this "social experiment"
With the recent black lives matter protest and the events that led up to the protest, it's brought about the question are today's young black men afraid of law enforcement? And is there a respect for them and the job they do? News 9's Mike Glover arranged a candid dialogue to gather insight into the...
Faith & Blue OKC
Thank you to our partners at KOCO 5 News Jason Hackett KOCO for covering the big things happening in NE OKC with the East Point Development!
Jabee, Oklahoma City musician and activist, joins KOCO 5 to talk about his efforts with the Oklahoma Mural Syndicate to bring more arts featuring Black voices and artists of color to the east side of Oklahoma City.
Thank you to our partners at KFOR-TV for this awesome story! Keep it up Restore OKC Homeland Stores Life.Church Oklahoma City East Point Development and many many more!
Two new grocery stores are coming to the northeast side of OKC, an area known as a "food desert."
Another great story from our media partners at KOKH FOX 25 News, Oklahoma . Keep your eyes on Restore OKC everyone, truly game changers for the good of our city!
Like many of us, Veal's 2020 has been rocky but running this new grocery store is a way to honor his friend, George Floyd.
Two United Voice stories coming tonight on KOKH FOX 25 News, Oklahoma and KFOR-TV! So excited for you all to see what's going on and coming soon at Restore OKC!
Check out our fabulous neighbor Ms. Jones (and us less fab folk 😜) on KFOR-TV tonight and the brilliant Jonathan Veal on KOKH FOX 25 News, Oklahoma at 5:30pm! Don’t forget to head over to restoreokc.org/cultivate-community and make an investment in the next generation of NEOKC leaders!
Thank you to our partners at KFOR-TV & Emily Akins - Journalist for this story they ran yesterday. It's always a blessing to see our visionary leader Clarence Hill out there bringing people together!
Hundreds gathered at Timber Creek Church in Norman Wednesday to hear a message from lead Pastor at Antioch Community Church, Clarence Hill and to join a safe space for people to ask questions and h…
The final episode of our "Race & Oklahoma History" series of the podcast is now live!
In this final episode of our United Voice Oklahoma podcast special four part series entitled “Race & Oklahoma History”, Dr. Bob Blackburn, Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, joins Wayland to have a conversation primarily about the Tulsa Race Massacre. They examine the differing cultures of OKC & Tulsa in 1921, breakdown the events that led to the massacre, and talk about properly sharing history as we approach the 2021 centennial of the massacre.
FULL EPISODE AVAILABLE HERE:
The race for OK County Sheriff is a historic one, we've never had a black sheriff!
Come November, Oklahoma County will elect its first ever Black sheriff after Tommie Johnson III upset current sheriff, P.D. Taylor, in the Republican runoff election Tuesday night.
Part 3 of "Race & Oklahoma History" on the United Voice OK podcast with Dr. Bob Blackburn from the Oklahoma Historical Society is now live! This one looks at Strong Women who broke down the walls of segregation here in Oklahoma - Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher & Clara Luper!
Get this episode and all the rest here:
In this third episode of our United Voice Oklahoma podcat special four part series entitled “Race & Oklahoma History”, Dr. Bob Blackburn, Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, joins Wayland & Cece to share the stories of two Oklahoma women who are US Civil Rights pioneers. First they talk about the legacy of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, who broke down the walls of segregation at the University of Oklahoma. They then discuss the story of Clara Luper and the sit-in movement she led with young people right here in our community. Come join us for United Voice history class, you need to know the stories of these strong women!
FULL EPISODE HERE:
Cece Jones-Davis Wayland Cubit for Sheriff Oklahoma History Center
Episode #2 of our 4 part series "Race & Oklahoma History" is now up and ready for you! You don't want to miss these!
Thank you Dr. Bob Blackburn of the Oklahoma Historical Society Oklahoma History Center for sharing these stories with us and engaging in dialogue!
We continue with part 2 of the special 4 part United Voice Oklahoma podcast series "Race & Oklahoma History!"
Dr. Bob Blackburn, Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, joins Wayland & Cece for a special four parts series entitled “Race & Oklahoma History”. In this second episode, he shares a story titled “ Crossroads of the Frontier: B.C. Franklin and the Merging of Two African American Communities. This story follows the journey of a pioneering African-American family’s journey through the tumultuous early days of Oklahoma. There’s so much in this episode, from all-black towns, perseverance after the Tulsa Race Massacre, and a historical family legacy that produced one of our nation’s most revered texts on the history of African-Americans.
FULL EPISODE on Apple Podcasts here:
Oklahoma History Center
We are so excited to be launching a 4 part podcast series called "Race & Oklahoma History" with Dr. Bob Blackburn, the director of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The stories he shares, and the conversations they spark with our hosts are so important right now!
Episode 1 is below:
Subscribe and check back each Thursday for the next episode!
We’re back, and so excited to launch a special 4 part series of episodes called “Race and Oklahoma History!”
Dr. Bob Blackburn, Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, joins Wayland & Cece for a special four parts series entitled “Race & Oklahoma History”. In this first episode, he shares a story titled “ From Slavery to Freedom: The First Kansas Colored Regiment Wins the Battle of Honey Springs in 1863. This gripping Civil War battle story highlights a monumental early victory in the African-American struggle for freedom and equality in Oklahoma. The story is a jumping off point for a great conversation on the role of history and how it shapes our views of racial dynamics in society.
FULL EPISODE HERE :
Thank you KFOR-TV & Taylor Adams for taking the time to cover this story this week! It was very encouraging to see this dialogue take place.
Fairview Missionary Baptist Church of OKC Oklahoma City Police Department
Oklahoma City Police Chief Wade Gourley faced the community in a virtual town hall Tuesday night for one of the first times since protests occurred in Oklahoma City.
Lots of fantastic stories this week from our United Voice Media partners! Thank you KOCO 5 News & Jason Hackett KOCO
This is a fantastic conversation from two local pastors from Bethlehem Star Baptist Church Council Road. It's so great to see these relationships happen. It starts around the dinner table!
In our Project CommUNITY, the conversation concerning racial justice and equality continues here in Oklahoma. Two metro Oklahoma City area churches have formed a partnership in recent weeks to address those issues and promote healing in the community.
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