THE OKLAHOMA EAGLE

Our Contributors

The production of The Oklahoma Eagle, as a print and digital product, is only possible because of the exceptional talent of our contributors. From story development, captured imagery and video to production, our contributors are the foundation upon which The Oklahoma Eagle serves the Greater Tulsa community.

THE OKLAHOMA EAGLE

Our Contributors

The production of The Oklahoma Eagle, as a print and digital product, is only possible because of the exceptional talent of our contributors. From story development, captured imagery and video to production, our contributors are the foundation upon which The Oklahoma Eagle serves the Greater Tulsa community.

WRITERS & VISUAL CREATIVES
Gary Lee

Managing Editor
Gary Lee is the managing editor and a key contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle, a stout advocate for the African American community and those that champion equity.

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Black History Saturdays, Kristi Williams, Advance Placement, Advance Placement African American History, Black History Month, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Black History Saturdays
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Dr. Jerry Goodwin

Principal
Veteran journalist, former CEO of the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, professor of journalism and mass communication at Tulsa Community College and founder of public relatoins firm Goodwin and Grant, Jerry now guides The Eagle’s vision.

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Ross D. Johnson

Creative Director and Contributor
Impassioned by the written and visual narratives of Black communities. A lifetime East Coaster driving beneath the Oklahoma sky.

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Deborah Gist, Gist, Ryan Walters, Kevin Stitt, Tulsa Public Schools, TPS, School Takeover, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Walters’ Pound of Flesh
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John Neal

John Neal, the author, is a former resident of Sand Springs. He is well versed in urban renewal, its uses and abuse, as a former city manager in Oklahoma and departmental consultant for the city of El Paso, Texas. In 2008, he was that city’s planning pirector when the city won multiple awards for its planning accomplishments. He is now retired and resides in Austin, Texas.

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M. David Goodwin

A native of Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District, in his 36th year of storytelling, Goodwin got his start in journalism as a 16-year-old writer after he penned a column for The Oklahoma Eagle. He is a fourth-generation journalist and has served as a newspaper boy, mailroom handler, circulation route manager, production assistant, photographer, copy editor, page designer, reporter, bureau chief, editorial page writer and editor while working at The Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, The Middletown (Ohio) Journal, The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., The Courier-Journal in Louisville, USA Today, The Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal and the Eastern Oklahoma Catholic newspapers. He is a graduate of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Dawn Tree

Dawn Tree is a professional abstract painter and graphic artist, author, storyteller and more. She founded art house Underground Tree Studios— teaching, creating and providing opportunity to invest in art. She can be reached at utreep.com, EM: undergroundtreeinfo@gmail.com, FB: undergroundtreestudios, and IG: undergroundtree.

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Sam Levrault

A digital storyteller based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Growing up across the Midwest, I have found a love in exploring the communities I find myself in – Tulsa has been no exception! My professional background in Digital Media and with experience both as a reporter and member of the production team (digital & print) both contribute to my passion of storytelling.

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Jeremy Kuzmarov, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Tulsa Honors Two Survivors
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Byron Perry

Byron Perry is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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PGA, PGA 2022, The Oklahoma Eagle, Oklahoma Eagle, Tiger Woods, African American Athletes, African American Athlete, Black Athlete, Black Sports
2022 PGA Journal
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Kara Thompson

Kara Thompson is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Noah Ferguson

Noah Ferguson is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Madison Well-James

Madison Well-James is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Hannah Zozobrado

Hannah Zozobrado is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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WRITERS & VISUAL CREATIVES

Gary Lee
Managing Editor
Gary Lee is the managing editor and a key contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle, a stout advocate for the African American community and those that champion equity.

RECENT STORIES

Black History Saturdays
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Dr. Jerry Goodwin
Principal
Veteran journalist, former CEO of the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, professor of journalism and mass communication at Tulsa Community College and founder of public relatoins firm Goodwin and Grant, Jerry now guides The Eagle’s vision.

RECENT STORIES

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Ross D. Johnson
Creative Director and Contributor
Impassioned by the written and visual narratives of Black communities. A lifetime East Coaster driving beneath the Oklahoma sky.

RECENT STORIES

Walters’ Pound of Flesh
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John Neal
John Neal, the author, is a former resident of Sand Springs. He is well versed in urban renewal, its uses and abuse, as a former city manager in Oklahoma and departmental consultant for the city of El Paso, Texas. In 2008, he was that city’s planning pirector when the city won multiple awards for its planning accomplishments. He is now retired and resides in Austin, Texas.

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Kimberly Marsh
Kimberly Marsh is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Popup Shops + Gift Guide 2023
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M. David Goodwin
A native of Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District, in his 36th year of storytelling, Goodwin got his start in journalism as a 16-year-old writer after he penned a column for The Oklahoma Eagle. He is a fourth-generation journalist and has served as a newspaper boy, mailroom handler, circulation route manager, production assistant, photographer, copy editor, page designer, reporter, bureau chief, editorial page writer and editor while working at The Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, The Middletown (Ohio) Journal, The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., The Courier-Journal in Louisville, USA Today, The Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal and the Eastern Oklahoma Catholic newspapers. He is a graduate of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Victor Luckerson
Victor Luckerson is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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A Conspiracy in Plain Sight 
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Dawn Tree
Dawn Tree is a professional abstract painter and graphic artist, author, storyteller and more. She founded art house Underground Tree Studios— teaching, creating and providing opportunity to invest in art. She can be reached at utreep.com, EM: undergroundtreeinfo@gmail.com, FB: undergroundtreestudios, and IG: undergroundtree.

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Dr. Maurice Franklin
Dr. Maurice Franklin is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Jeremy Kuzmarov
Jeremy Kuzmarov is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Sam Levrault
A digital storyteller based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Growing up across the Midwest, I have found a love in exploring the communities I find myself in – Tulsa has been no exception! My professional background in Digital Media and with experience both as a reporter and member of the production team (digital & print) both contribute to my passion of storytelling.

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Tulsa Honors Two Survivors
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Russell LaCour
Russell LaCour is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Nkem Ike
Nkem Ike is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Byron Perry
Byron Perry is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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2022 PGA Journal
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Kara Thompson
Kara Thompson is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Noah Ferguson
Noah Ferguson is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Madison Well-James
Madison Well-James is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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Hannah Zozobrado
Hannah Zozobrado is a contributor for The Oklahoma Eagle.

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918: Stephon “Steph” Simon
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