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Archive for: February, 2016

Summer Wheat returns for homecoming exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary

Oklahoma native artist Summer Wheat returns to the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center on Feb. 25 to serve as an artist-in-residence. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Beginning Thursday, February 25, the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will present the Summer Wheat exhibition, “Pry the Lid Off.” The show will be a homecoming for her. Wheat was born and raised in Oklahoma City and now she returns in 2016 to serve as an artist-in-residence and to “create […]

NewView Oklahoma earns 2015 Employment Growth Award, offers free luncheon

NewView Oklahoma was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award for its efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NewView Oklahoma was recently honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award. The award recognizes NewView Oklahoma’s efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind. NewView is […]

Jewish family heir will regain title to Nazi-stolen painting of ‘Shepherdess’

“Woman in Gold” painting by Gustav Klimt

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY — The Associated Press reported today (Tuesday, February 23), that the University of Oklahoma has settled a lawsuit over ownership of a painting Nazis stole from a French Jewish family during World War II. According to her attorney, Leona Meyer of Paris, heir to the family which owned Camille […]

Bill Clinton Rocks OKC’s Hillary GOTV Rally

At the Hillary Clinton GOTV Rally in Oklahoma City, former President Bill Clinton said with a smile, " love Oklahoma more than any other place I never carried."

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Former President Bill Clinton spoke to about 300 enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporters on Sunday evening, February 21. The crowd was packed into the Northeast Academy in Oklahoma City during what was themed a Hillary Clinton GOTV (Get Out The Vote) Rally. President Clinton’s main message that evening was the need for inclusion for […]

Local congregations declare Oklahoma City to be a Hate-Free Zone Feb 25- 28

Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee, executive director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches (third from right), participates in a planning meeting for the “41 Against Hate” campaign. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter A group of local interfaith leaders are uniting to declare the last weekend in February a ‘Hate-Free Zone’ for Oklahoma City during their ’41 Against Hate’ campaign. Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee, executive director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches stated, “Just as Oklahoma City displays many signs on buildings […]

Large fire near Okmulgee, Oklahoma, nearly contained

Oklahoma Forestry Services firefighters secured control lines on the interior of the 21,840 acre Pharoah-Nuyaka using hand tools and burnout operations. (archived photo)

Staff Report Crews are still working to suppress the large Pharoah-Nuyaka fire east of Okmulgee, which has burned 21,840 acres and is now 60% contained. On Monday (February 22), Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) will turn the fire over to unified command between local fire departments from Nuyaka, Sunrise, Okmulgee, Okemah, Wilson and the Bureau of […]

Annual Take Root Conference gathers reproductive justice activists in red states

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Hosted by the OU Women’s and Gender Studies Program Center for Social Justice, the 6th annual Take Root Conference will be held on Friday, February 26. and Saturday, February 27 on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. Conference activities will take place at the Thurman J. White Forum […]

Jackie Cooper family to host 24th Annual Red Tie Night on March 5

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) will host the 24th annual “Red Tie Night on Saturday, March 5 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Jackie Cooper family will host the 24th annual Red Tie Night on Saturday, March 5 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.  Through The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) the gala will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by a silent and live auction and dinner. “I […]

Bill Clinton visits Oklahoma to boost his wife Hillary’s campaign for the presidency

Former President Bill Clinton will be in  Oklahoma City on Feb. 21 to support his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.  Photo by Sean Mossman

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Today (Sunday, February 21), former President Bill Clinton will come to Oklahoma, rallying support for his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Oklahomans in both political parties will vote on March 1, a day when the process to choose the […]

Jewish Muslim Film Institute presents free film screenings to create cultural dialogue

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Jewish/Muslim Film Institute  (JMFI) will present a free screening of the movie, “A Bottle In The Gaza Sea” on Sunday March 6.  The event will take place from 1:45 to 4 p.m. at the Emanuel Synagogue, 900 NW 47th Street, in Oklahoma City. A discussion session will be […]

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