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Updated October 11, 2023
This past Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta, PrideIndex had the honor of being introduced to Nehemiah D. Frank, the Founder and Editor-in-chief of The Black Wall Street Times. Nehemiah participated in our Artists in the Afternoon 3: The Write Passion & Purpose. We look forward to many more meetings with him in the future. Here’s what we learned about him this past summer.
1. Nehemiah D. Frank is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Black Wall Street Times. With deep personal ties to history, Frank hails from a family who survived the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, travels often between Atlanta and Tulsa, Oklahoma — where The Black Wall Street Times headquarters is located in the historic Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
2. Having played a pivotal role in commemorating the Centennial of the Race Massacre, Frank has been actively involved in national events. His contributions and insights in Black Media have garnered attention from renowned media outlets, including ABC, BBC, BNC, NBC Nightly News, NewsOne, MSNBC with Tiffany Cross, and more.
3. His work extends beyond The Black Wall Street Times, with notable features in TIME Magazine and other esteemed publications. Recognized for Frank’s impact and influence, he was number 44 on The Root 100’s prestigious compilation of the most influential African Americans in 2021. In March 2018, he delivered a compelling TED Talk, “Discovering the Excellence Within,” at the University of Tulsa, showcasing his thought leadership and inspiring storytelling abilities.
4. Frank presented at SXSW in March 2022 as a respected speaker and media contributor, further solidifying his reputation as a thought-provoking voice within the industry. In 2023, he addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations.
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