Black Chamber of Commerce Metro Oklahoma City helps local black entrepreneurs accomplish their goals.
Nick Preftakes and Mark Ruffin’s The Broadway Condominiums will bring needed residences to one of OKC’s fastest-growing districts.
“We talk about reading being at the heart of what we do, but learning is really at the heart of what we do,” Rogers said.
“Connection is the key,” Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis Jr. said.
“This is why we teach the classes,” Dykstra said. “You, as parents, are the first and most important teachers in your children’s life.”
The organization’s goals focus on fixing the state’s budget issues and building a stronger Oklahoma.
Groups continue to promote diversity, unity and progress in the face of the recent political and community climate.
Budget issues, school choice, student demographics and teacher pay are important topics in this election.
OU’s College of Architecture, the OU Humanities Forum, the African and African American Studies program and the Women’s and Gender Studies program supported the project.
“It’s not so much that the economy is in a tailspin and more people are becoming homeless,” Straughan said. “Its that we are not able to get folks who are homeless housed as quickly.”