lip_9760Founder & Executive Editor

Nehemiah D. Frank is the founder and executive editor of The Black Wall Street Times. He graduated from Harold Washington College in Chicago, IL, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Oklahoma State University. A rising voice in America and an emerging leader in the education reform movement, Nehemiah frequently travels for speaking engagements around the country, is a blogger for Education Post, and has been featured on NBC as well as in Blavity and Tulsa People. Nehemiah is also a teacher at Sankofa School of the Performing Arts in Tulsa, OK, a 2017 Terence Crutcher Foundation honoree, a recipient of the 2017 METCares Foundation Community Impact Award, and a 2018 Oluko Fellow. He gave a TED Talk at The University of Tulsa in the spring of 2018.

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Managing Editor  

Ricco Wright is the managing editor of The Black Wall Street Times, the poetry editor of Calliope Crashes, and a 2018 Woody Guthrie Poet. He also has written for NewBlackMan (in Exile), The Langston Gazette and TC Today, and has been a featured commentator on NPR, CNN Live, and CNN International. A Bill Gates Scholar from 2000 to 2010, Wright received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Langston University and his doctoral degree in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has taught mathematics at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Langston University. He lives in Tulsa, OK, and has two daughters, Raquel and Raya.


Contributing Editor 

Nate Morris is a contributing editor of The Black Wall Street Times. He was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and moved to Tulsa in 2012 after graduating from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. He received his master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2015. Morris is a Teach for America alumnus and has worked in schools throughout the Tulsa area. He is an advocate for educational equity as well as racial and social justice throughout Tulsa and the nation as a whole.