The gala is set for 7 p.m. Friday at The Criterion.
Academic Alliance Institute pays teachers to tutor students who need help with their studies.
“I hired people of color, for the most part, who didn’t have the training to be a journalist,” Russell Perry said. “I trained them.”
Former Feed the Children CEO J.C. Watts sounded an alarm that led to an ongoing investigation of the internationally famous nonprofit.
“When you’re in the middle of it, you can’t wait until it’s over,” he said.
“This is my seventh year to be a part of the Omelette Party and donate a piece of art,” said Oklahoma City sculptor Joe Slack.
Black Chamber of Commerce Metro Oklahoma City helps local black entrepreneurs accomplish their goals.
The organization’s goals focus on fixing the state’s budget issues and building a stronger Oklahoma.
“We just need to have more space for everybody, and this place lets us put up a bigger tent and, hopefully, sell some more tickets,” Young said.
The event features a concert by husband-wife duo Maggie McClure and Shane Henry.