This story is written by J.D. Baker, Kayte Spillman, and Greg Horton. 

Out from the Gloomy Past: The Rise and Legacy of Oklahoma City’s Black Entrepreneurship. 

J.D. Baker, a platform manager at Cortado Ventures, writes about the history of Black-owned businesses starting with the legendary Deep Deuce business district followed by urban renewal and the renaissance now under way in Northeast OKC.