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Archive for: June, 2016

4th annual Freedom Oklahoma Equality Run set for June 26 as part of Pride Week

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The fourth annual Equality Run 5K/10K/1-Mile will be at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26, at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno, in downtown Oklahoma City. Partnering again with OKC Pride, the event takes place during the final weekend of Oklahoma City’s Pride Week, June 20-26. “The Equality Run is […]

Fallin and six other governors meet with Donald Trump

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Staff Report Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and six other Republican governors met today with Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. In response to a request for comment from The City Sentinel newspaper and CapitolBeatOK, Fallin issued this prepared statement after the session, which she said lasted about 45 minutes. The meeting with Trump took place today (Tuesday, June […]

2016 “Free to Love” OKC Pride Week presents music, art, food, fun, and solidarity June 20-26

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by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKC Pride 2016, themed “Free to Love,” will host activities throughout the week of June 20-26. Festivities will include a Block Party and Concert, the two day Pride Festival and the ever popular OKC Pride Parade. First held in 1988, OKC Pride is a celebration of diversity, individuality and […]

First Novel, Last President: Richard Engle’s themes and insights yield a worthy debut

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Disclosure: Richard Engle and I have been cordial for the last two decades. A slowly evolving friendship has been rewarding. To be clear, however: We have at times backed different “horses” in political races of the Oklahoma Right, a rowdy and often unruly bunch consisting mostly, but not entirely, of Republicans. […]

OHS Juneteenth program to focus on Oklahoma City blues scene

On Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) will host a special Juneteenth program that highlights the Oklahoma City’s blues tradition.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) will host a special program that highlights the Oklahoma City’s blues tradition.  The event will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City, across from the state Capitol. The doors will […]

Capitol Report for Saturday, June 11: Trump, Clinton and judicial selection in Oklahoma, and waiting on DOC

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

In this week’s edition of Capitol Report, News9’s Alex Cameron asked Pat McGuigan about a scholarly paper he presented to the annual Sovereignty Symposium entitled, “Judicial Confirmation and Retention in the age of Donald Trump and Joe Biden – a perfect storm or a perfect mess?” McGuigan said the federal model for judicial selection and […]

Leaders of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemn ‘monstrous attack’ in Orlando

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Staff Report Leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, D.C., and in Florida have issued statements condemning a terrorist attack on a nightclub in Florida. Both the Florida chapter and the national leadership planned to hold press conferences today (Sunday, June 12) concerning the mass killing at an Orlando nightclub. The Florida […]

Oklahomans to attend First Lady Michelle Obama’s United State of Women Summit

Oklahoma sisters, Marlo Nash (left) and Amy Wheeler, will be attending the United State of Women Summit on June 14 hosted by First Lady Michele Obama.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, June 14, the White House will convene the first-ever United State of Women Summit to mark the progress made by and for women and girls domestically and internationally during the Obama Administration. The event is hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama, who will be joined by female icons Oprah Winfrey, Meryl […]

25th Annual Tuttle Ice Cream Festival set for June 18

The City of Tuttle and Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy will celebrate the 25th annual Tuttle Ice Cream Festival in downtown Tuttle on Saturday, June 18.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The City of Tuttle and Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy will celebrate the 25th annual Tuttle Ice Cream Festival in downtown Tuttle, 221 W. Main St., on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day-long event showcases some of Braum’s classic ice cream flavors and customer […]

VOICE Action Fund to hold District 97 Accountability Session

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Over 200 leaders with VOICE (Voices Organized In Civic Engagement) will hold an accountability session with candidates for State Representative District 97 on Sunday, June 12. The event will take place at 5 p.m., at Prospect Baptist Church, 2809 N. Missouri Avenue. This is the first of a series […]

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