Fox 23’s Paris Rains to join Dunbar event Jan. 11
Okmulgee Dunbar School will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Programs Thursday, Jan. 11, at 9:15 and 10:15 a.m., according to Asst. Principal Dr. Dianna Humphrey.
Special guest speaker during the events will be Paris Rain, a multimedia journalist at Fox 23 News in Tulsa.
Rains was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. At a very young age, she told her mom she was going to be on television. She watched the news with her mom since the age of 5, but noticed the low representation of Black female voices and wanted to change that.
Paris is an honors graduate of the only Historical Black College and University in Oklahoma, Langston University, where she received her Associate’s degree in General Studies of Arts and Science and her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Corrections. At Langston University, Paris was in many different organizations and participated in many activities such as the Langston University Ambassador Organization, Miss Jabberwock, Miss Regents, a Golden Feline Dancer for the Langston University Marching Pride Band, a cheerleader for the Langston University cheer team, a member of the National Council of Negro Women, the President of Alpha Chi National Honor Society and an Edwin P. McCabe Regents Scholar.
While serving the university, she found time to work on her craft by serving in the school’s journalism department. She was the radio host of KALU 89 DOT 3 FM and station director, managing editor, staff writer and photographer for the campus newspaper the Gazette, and she provided photography and videography services through her very own business Paris Rain Studios.
Paris Rain holds many titles, but the one she is most proud of is being a mentor and role model to the younger generations, especially to the black youth.
Now that she has graduated and moved to Tulsa, she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and she is a voice to the underserved and underrepresented communities in Tulsa. Rains is a mentor to students at Langston University and continues to find ways to serve her new community while learning and telling their stories.
– Additional MLK programs and information will be made available as soon as obtained.