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Empowering BIPOC Communities Through Entrepreneurship

Our Story

At the heart of the Tulsa Initiative lies a commitment to empower BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) entrepreneurs and communities. Established with a clear vision, our organization seeks to address fundamental questions: How can BIPOC entrepreneurs harness the value of circulating wealth within their communities? And how can they unite to invest in themselves and their neighborhoods? Through a multifaceted approach encompassing entrepreneurship, mentorship, and education, we aim to cultivate minds and prepare individuals to effect positive change in their lives and communities. We firmly believe that through our initiative, visionary leaders will emerge to significantly impact BIPOC communities.


Black Wall St. History

Delving into the rich history of Black Wall Street provides essential context for the mission of the Tulsa Initiative. Rooted in the struggles and triumphs of BIPOC individuals, the legacy of Black Wall Street serves as a testament to resilience and ingenuity. Originating in the late 1800s with the migration of Blacks to Tulsa, the community thrived despite adversity. However, the prosperity of Black Wall Street was marred by the devastating Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, resulting in the destruction of businesses and homes. Despite this tragedy, the spirit of entrepreneurship and community resilience endures, inspiring our work at the Tulsa Initiative to uplift and empower BIPOC entrepreneurs for generations to come.