The revitalization of the metro's northeast side officially kicked off Wednesday. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in front of the old, abandoned building at 1708 NE 23rd Street. The building doesn’t look like much now but it’ll soon take on a new facade.
The lives of two great African-Americans as vividly depicted by speakers from the Oklahoma City Black Chamber of Commerce formed the centerpiece for a Feb. 28 Community Celebration of Black History Month. The event was sponsored by the Bryan County Democratic Party at Roma Italian Restaurant.
Since rebranding the Capitol Chamber of Commerce to become the Black Chamber of Commerce Metro Oklahoma City in late 2011, the organization has soared into a community-driven entity focused on economic development.