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Archive for: February, 2015

Sally’s List annual Powerful Women Luncheon to feature former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Former two-term Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Sally’s List 3rd annual Powerful Women Luncheon in Oklahoma City on March 5.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s women’s political recruitment organization Sally’s List has announced that its third annual Powerful Women Luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 5. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Will Roger’s Theatre, 4332 N. Western. The “Powerful Women” theme highlights the role […]

Documentary tells story of Children who led ‘sit-ins’ for state Civil Rights Movement

From left to right: Portwood Williams Jr., Marilyn Hildreth (Clara Luper's daughter), Julia Clifford (director), Joyce Henderson, Ayanna Najuma, Joyce Jackson and journalist George Tomek (standing), who moderated a panel at the premiere of the documentary, “Children of the Civil Rights.” Photos by Nasreen Iqbal

By Nasreen Iqbal Special to The City Sentinel   OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 350 people gathered in the Oklahoma History Center the evening of February 7 to witness the first viewing of the Julia Clifford documentary, :Children of the Civil Rights.” The documentary tells the story of fourteen children who participated in sit-ins in Oklahoma […]

Champions of Youth Gala – An Evening of Magic – supports local Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs Champions of Youth Gala themed “An Evening of Magic” will be held on Saturday, March 28, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   The public is invited to attend the annual Boys & Girls Clubs Champions of Youth Gala on Saturday, March 28. The event, “An Evening of Magic,” is scheduled from 6:30 – 11 p.m., at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd Street, in Oklahoma City. […]

Pink Wave heads for capitol as Oklahomans, state leaders speak out for ‘reproductive justice’

The Pink Wave is headed for the State Capitol on Tues. Feb 17 as the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice (OCRJ), state leaders, citizens and community organizations gather to advocate for reproductive justice.  Photo by State Capitol Legislative Photographer

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   The Pink Wave is once again headed for the State Capitol on Tuesday, February 17 as the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice (OCRJ), state leaders, citizens and community organizations gather to advocate for “reproductive justice.” This year’s event themed “Five Years and Still Fighting” is scheduled for Tuesday, […]

For CityRep, Jerome Stevenson and JuNene K are brilliant, at “The Mountaintop”

from left, JuNene K as Camae, and W. Jerome Stevenson as Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre production of “The Mountaintop.” Photo provided

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   Set on the night before the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, “The Mountaintop” is an imaginary exposition of the slain civil rights leader’s last few hours on earth. Under the direction of Rene’ Moreno, the two performers, W. Jerome Stevenson as Dr. King and JuNene […]

First Christian Church Lenten series to spotlight cooperative spirituality

From left: Dr. Kay Northcutt, Rabbi Abby Jacobson, Rev. Kris Ladusau, and Dr. Nancy Pittman will speak on the topic of Cooperative Spirituality during the new Lenten series scheduled to begin on Monday, February 16, at First Christian Church of Oklahoma City.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Cooperative Spirituality will be the topic of a new Lenten series scheduled to begin on Monday, February 16, at First Christian Church of Oklahoma City at 36th and N Walker. The series, presented in three parts, will feature the Jewish, Christian and Buddhist faiths. All sessions will be held […]

Spread Valentine love to OKC pets by adopting or volunteering in February

The OKC Animal Shelter asks metro residents to show shelter pets some Valentine’s Day love during the week-long Furrever Love adoption special from Feb. 14 -21 followed by the All Paws on Deck Community Cleanup Day.
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  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   This month, the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter wants metro residents to share some Valentine’sDay love during their weeklong Furrever Love adoption special, followed by the All Paws on Deck Community Cleanup Day. Furrever Love Week offers half-price adoptions from February 14 to 21. All adoptable dogs, cats, […]

A Publisher’s Appeal: Can this print newspaper continue as a weekly?

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher It has been an honor to work with this community newspaper for nearly a decade. As publisher since last year, the kind words of so many readers who appreciate our staff’s commitment to the heart of our town have edified me. This week, I turn to readers with a specific […]

‘Vigilant in how we treat each other’ – Dr. King’s last hours at ‘The Mountaintop’

Stevenson as Dr Martin Luther King JR

    By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Widely described as one of the most powerful fictitious portrayals thus far of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his prime, Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” is the first 2015 production at The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep). It runs Feb. 8-15 at the Freede Little […]

Calling for ‘a state of justice,’ Prejean ecstatic after execution stays

Death row inmate Richard Glossip's supporters celebrate outside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, after receiving word of the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of execution. (L-R) Joe Cardona, Mary Rzepski, Kim Van Atta, Sister Helen Prejean, Crystal Martinez and Jim Liberto.  Photo by Kim Bellware.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Just one day before Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip was to be executed, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay for his execution along with the executions of two other inmates, John Grant and Benjamin Cole. The Supreme Court has agreed to review whether the use of […]

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