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Arts & Entertainment Sharon Bishop-Baldwin's book, “Becoming Brave: Winning Marriage Equality in Oklahoma and Finding Our Voice,” tells the story of Sharon and Mary Bishop-Baldwin's 10-year lawsuit that brought marriage equality to Oklahoma in October 2014.  Photo by Sarah Molina Mabe.

Marriage Equality plaintiffs to hold OKC “Becoming Brave” book event March 2 »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City – A new book titled, “Becoming Brave: Winning Marriage Equality and Finding Our Voice” will make its Oklahoma City debut on Thursday,…

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Patrick B. McGuigan, editor of The City Sentinel, introduced Lydia Reeder at a Jim Thorpe Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame book-signing party last week. Reeder is the author of ‘Dust Bowl Girls.’ Photo by Darla Shelden

Lydia Reeder’s ‘Dust Bowl Girls’ – much more than a great story about competitive sports »

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – In J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, the most important character is not the “king” referenced in the final installment, but Gandalf the…

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The 2017 Ralph Ellison Gala celebration “A Night with Ralph Ellison” will be held on Saturday, February 2t at the Oklahoma History Center.  Photo provided.

Foundation Celebrates Black History Month with “A Night with Ralph Ellison” Gala »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2017 Foundation celebration “A Night with Ralph Ellison” will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Oklahoma History…

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Community

Analyzing Turkish troubles: Some context for journalist Mahir Zeynelov’s interview with The City Sentinel »

Mahir Zeynelov, a Turkish journalist deported from his native land by strongarm President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during an interview with The City Sentinel. Photo by Pat McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Mahir Zeynelov, an independent journalist from Turkey, was arrested and then deported from…

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Harding Fine Arts Academy Ignite Art Festival set for March 4 »

On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA) will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 3333 N. Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA), an Oklahoma City public charter…

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Dove Schools listed as Oklahoma Schools of Character, Math Challenge Saturday in Tulsa »

Dove Science Academy Oklahoma City is located at 919 N.W. 23 Street in the capital city. Photo from Dove’s website.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY –  Some recent news from Dove Charter Schools: Dove Science Academy Oklahoma City has been named…

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News

Turkish journalist Mahir Zeynelov concerned President Trump ‘might be deferential toward’ strongman ruler »

Mahir Zeynelov, a Turkish journalist deported from his native land by strongarm President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during an interview with The City Sentinel. Photo by Pat McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor NOTE: Mahir Zeynelov was the first Turkish journalist deported from Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his crackdown on the free press there in 2016. He now lives in the eastern United States, and writes frequently for The Huffington Post.…

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Social justice activist advocates for conservative Republican’s health care reform measure »

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Saying he supports “something good that is actually doable,” the founder of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma City is backing House Bill 1013, a measure he contends would open “a new portal to enter the…

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Dialogue Institute OKC’s annual Friendship Dinner set to benefit Positive Tomorrows »

Rev. Dirk Ficca (left) will be keynote speaker at this year’s Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City’s Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony chaired by former Governor Brad Henry.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 13th Annual Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City’s Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 30. The event will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 741 N. Phillips Avenue, in the downtown Medical Center. …

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Oklahomans react to the Executive Order curbing immigration from seven Muslim countries »

(L-R) US Sen. James Lankford, Ryan Kiesel, and US Rep Tom Cole.  File Photos

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation on Monday (January 30) defended – while offering words of caution — President Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries. Several groups or individuals based in the state decried the…

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Education On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA) will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 3333 N. Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

Harding Fine Arts Academy Ignite Art Festival set for March 4

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA), an Oklahoma City public charter high school, will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival. The event, themed ‘Igniting the Spark,’ will…

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Government Patrick Wyrick. Photo provided.

Governor Fallin names Patrick Wyrick to Oklahoma state Supreme Court

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Patrick Wyrick, an attorney with the office of the state attorney general, has been named to the state Supreme Court. Fallin’s first opportunity to name a justice to the state…

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Editorial Joshua Putnam, former Oklahoma school teacher.  Photo provided.

COMMENTARY: For State Question 779, and paying a salary that says we value teachers

by Joshua Putnam Convincing teachers to stay in our classrooms is becoming more difficult every year we fail to offer them a raise. I know because I’m a teacher who had to make the painful decision…

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Commentary Russell Crowe as the lead charter in the film ‘Gladiator’ reflected the philosophy of Marcus Aurelius: “What we do in life echoes in Eternity.”

COMMENTARY: Light at the end of the tunnel, deeds in life as a prelude to Eternity, reaping the harvest, working together for good

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Some words on light, life, death, the harvest, and working together. Presenting the latest news about gross tax receipts for state government, Oklahoma state Treasurer Ken Miller delivered…

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Business Retiring after 10 years as Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System in January, Anne Masters stands in front of Norman Public Library West which houses the administrative offices for the library system. Photo by Shevaun Williams

Pioneer Library System’s Executive Director announces retirement

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Anne Masters, the Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System since 2007, has announced her retirement, effective in January 2017. A reception open to the members of the PLS community…

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Sports The Sooner Stilettos participated with the OU Women’s Basketball Team in an “Uncommon Spirit, a week of  Uncommon Service to the community.” Featured are Coach Jan Ross, OU Women’s Basketball Team, Sooner Stiletto President Mary Blankenship Pointer and Major Carlyle Gargis from the Salvation Army. The volunteers assisted clients in selecting groceries for food assistance at the Salvation Army. Photo Provided

‘Sooner Stilettos’ – continuing to mentor and inspire University of Oklahoma players and students

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Members of the Sooner Stilettos have emerged as role models and leaders in a program that emphasizes scholarship and pride among the young women who pass through the OU women’s basketball…

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Health Sen. Ervin Yen

COMMENTARY – Health, life expectancy and Oklahoma

By Sen. Ervin Yen OKLAHOMA CITY – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a new study about U.S. life expectancy, and it was not good news. People born in 2015 are expected to…

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MLK Prayer Breakfast celebrates 20th anniversary with “Tapestry of Unity”

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For two decades, the kickoff event for the celebration of Martin Luther King day has been the early morning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast in Midwest City. The public…

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