The City Sentinel
Archive for: November, 2014

Giving Thanks: A Publisher’s Prayer


  By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher Ruler of the universe and world Sovereign, thank You this day and every day for blessings from the love of my wife, our family, dear friends and this community. Bless Mary Arbuckle of Other Options and the Friends Food Pantry. Watch over her work for those affected by HIV/AIDS; […]

“Warrior for Justice” attorney John W. Coyle receives prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

(L-R) Trey Garrett, Serah Garrett, Darci DeMoss, Tammy Garrett, attorney John Coyle, with defendant Victor Garrett and attorney J.P. Hill stand outside the federal courthouse in Muskogee Oklahoma after receiving a “Not Guilty” verdict. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This year marks the 40th year of criminal defense lawyering for prominent Oklahoma City attorney John W. Coyle III. The Coyle Law Firm, at 125 Park Ave., is where the motto “Warriors for Justice” has proven to be a safe haven for many who have been wrongly accused. Recently, […]

Councilman Shadid hosts town hall meeting to discuss PlanOKC and its implications for Ward 2


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter After several years of development, the Oklahoma City Comprehensive Plan, known as PlanOKC, has been completed by the OKC Planning Department. City Council Member Ed Shadid will host a town hall meeting Thursday, Dec. 4 to discuss the plan and its implications for Ward 2. This in-depth plan is […]

Friends Food Pantry prepares to deliver 700 Thanksgiving meals to those with HIV/AIDS in OKC and Norman

Iguana Mexican Restaurant owner, Robert Painter (center) briefs volunteers on food packing and delivery for Other Options’ Thanksgiving Day meal delivery. Photo provided by Other Options, Inc.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s Friends Food Pantry is preparing for their 15th Annual Thanksgiving Day home delivery of holiday meals to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS, organizers said. A crew of dedicated volunteers will help to provide the free dinners throughout the Oklahoma City metro area and Norman. This year […]

Local entrepreneur teaches sweet lessons to children about diversity and inclusion

Human Beans, developed by founder Tracy Jackson are jellybeans that are used as a teaching tool to bring awareness to subconscious stereotyping and hidden biases. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City entrepreneur Tracy Jackson speaks to children as young as preschoolers about the simple message of not judging people by the way they look. She is using candy to do it. Jackson, founder of, is a social justice advocate who is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion. […]

Quartet of Oklahoma City anti-hunger leaders honored for good works

At the podium, state Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, expresses thanks for recognition as the 2014 Josephine Meade Anti-Hunger Award winner.

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – Local activists in the Malnutrition Coalition joined recently to honor four leaders in the state, national and international fight against human hunger. Award winners included Yenni Vance, state Rep. Richard Morrissette and the Abbos, Joey and Amber. Jacklyn Brink-Rosen moderated the luncheon honoring the four. She […]

Activist Fraser Kershaw speaks at OU Film Forum about social responsibility and the global water crisis

Filmmaker and activist Fraser Kershaw has worked with remote communities in Latin America to make fundamental changes in awareness and acquisition of clean water. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   Fraser Kershaw, the host of a new documentary film, Behind the Water, recently visited the University of Oklahoma Film and Media Studies Department. During the OU Film Forum he challenged the students to become critical thinkers in the film industry. Scheduled for release in 2015, Behind the […]

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