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Archive for: August, 2018

DNA hearing in Julius Jones death penalty case set for Sept. 7

Oklahoma District Court Judge Bill Graves will preside over a hearing about a procedural question related to DNA testing on a red bandana in the case of Julius Jones on Friday, Sept. 7.  ABC’s The Last Defense screenshot

By Patrick B. McGuigan and Darla Shelden OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (Thursday, August 30, 2018) – On Friday, September 7, Oklahoma District Court Judge Bill Graves will preside over a hearing about a procedural question related to DNA testing in the case of Julius Jones, a death row prisoner who has always maintained his innocence for […]

John Marshall High School alumni to host #FreeJuliusJones fundraiser

A John Marshall High School Alumni fundraising event honoring Julius Darius Jones will take place on Saturday, September 15 at Cole Community Center.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Update:  Sept. 15, 2018 – The official after party will be held at Avenue 101, 5929 N May Ave, in Oklahoma City. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A John Marshall High School Alumni fundraising event honoring Julius Darius Jones will take place on Saturday, September 15 in Oklahoma City.  Organized […]

Third annual “Together We Heel” walk to end domestic violence scheduled Sept. 29

During the third annual Together We Heel walk participants will stroll half a mile in downtown Chickasha to end domestic violence while benefitting the Intervention & Crisis Advocacy Network (ICAN).  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Organized by the Grady County Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Team, the third annual Together We Heel walk to end domestic violence will take place on Saturday, September 29 in downtown Chickasha. The walk raises awareness in the Chickasha and Grady County about domestic violence, while supporting the […]

Positive Tomorrows offers training for those working with children living in poverty

The three-hour High Structure – High Love™, training will explain the educational philosophy used at Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically serving homeless children.  Photo courtesy Positive Tomorrows

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Positive Tomorrows now offers High Structure – High Love™, a three-hour training program developed specifically for educators and professionals who are working with children living in poverty. This trauma-informed training teaches the educational philosophy High Structure – High Love as it is used at Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s […]

Mesta Festa and Uptown 23rd 5K set for Sept. 23

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2018 Mesta Festa, sponsored by the Mesta Park Neighborhood Association, will take place Sunday, September 23 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Perle Mesta Park, at NW 18th and Shartel Avenue. Mesta Festa is free and open to the public, and will include […]

Bixby superintendent says turnout push was ‘simply a reminder,’ district patron believes it was ‘improper’

Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel.  File Photo

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher In July, independent journalist Stacy Martin reported on a Bixby Public Schools-based effort, organized by teacher union members, that impacted the results in three state legislative primary elections on June 26. As I reported separately for CapitolBeatOK in mid-July, “The referenced districts were House districts 67 (Scott McEachin, incumbent), 69 (Chuck […]

OVAC awards $11,000 to Oklahoma Artists

OVAC 2018 award winners include: top left - Jordan Vinyard, “Outpatient;” top right - Devin Howell, “Road Trip;” Bottom Left - Ginna Dowling, “The Inherent Language of Life: 2017 Hieroglyphics;” and Bottom Right - Audrey Wells, “Adagio.”  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) has selected award winners for 2018. The awards total $11,000 given to Oklahoma artists. Each year OVAC issues four major awards: two Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowship awards at $5000 and two Student Awards of Excellence at $500. These awards […]

OU School of Dance announces auditions for Saturday Youth Program

The University of Oklahoma School of Dance will hold auditions for students ages 10-18 on Sunday, August 26 for its annual Saturday Youth Program.  OU School of Dance photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The University of Oklahoma School of Dance will hold auditions for its annual Saturday Youth Program on Sunday, August 26.  This intensive master class series, taught by School of Dance faculty, offers dance classes in classical ballet and modern dance to students ages 10-18. The […]

Congressional Black Caucus asks Gov. Fallin to correct ‘wrongful conviction’ of Julius Jones

In new letter, the Congressional Black Caucus urges Gov. Mary Fallin to review the case of Julius Jones, who is on death row in Oklahome despite compelling claims of innocence and evidence that racial bias played a role in his conviction.  Facebook photo

by Patrick B. McGuigan and Darla Shelden OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (Wed., August 22, 2018)– Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have written a letter to Governor Mary Fallin expressing “deep concerns about the application of the death penalty in Oklahoma, specifically with respect to racial bias and the risk of executing an innocent person.” The […]

Hear Oklahoma exonerees Perry Lott and DeMarchoe Carpenter share their “Stories from the Innocent”

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Monday, September 10, Perry Lott and DeMarchoe Carpenter, two Oklahoma exonerees, will share their journey to freedom during a program titled “Stories from the Innocent.”  The event will take place at Oklahoma City University School of Law’s McLaughlin Hall, 800 N. Harvey Avenue, from 5:30 […]

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