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Other Options holds Cookies Thanksgiving fundraiser, Black & White Party and Bar Wars – Game On to support those with HIV/AIDS

Paula Love, Shelley Sanders and Lynn Taylor are dressed to the nines at the first annual Black & White party, one of the upcoming events to support Other Options in Oklahoma City.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – “Cookies Thanksgiving needs your help,” Other Options executive director Mary Arbuckle posted on Facebook.

“I’m raising money for Thanksgiving to help feed 1000 adult and kids living with HIV/AIDS and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps,” […]

Judicial Forums Will Introduce Oklahoma County Candidates to the Public

(L-R) Candidates for Oklahoma County District Judge Natalie Mai, Stieve Sloan, Heather Coyle and Rand Eddy.  Facebook photos

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In an effort to inform voters, two Judicial Forums will be held this week to introduce candidates from the four Oklahoma County Judicial Races competing in the General Election on Tuesday, November 6. The eight Oklahoma County District Court Judicial Candidates are: Office 5 — Natalie […]

ANALYSIS: Jackie Short and Bob Anthony answer reporter’s questions but a Progressive won’t; Drew’s trip to Masters gets scrutiny – and a ballot initiative gets important backing

Jackie Short, an independent candidate and Bob Anthony, Republican candidate, both running for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. File photos

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher From the state’s largest newspaper, two stories of interest as election day nears – and, from a venerable state group comes a boost for supporters of choice in eye care. * Generally speaking if you are running in a statewide race, you talk to reporters for the largest news organization hereabouts. […]

Celebration of Latino Culture set for Oct. 20 at OK Contemporary

The Oklahoma Latino Cultural Center is partnering with Oklahoma Contemporary for a Celebration of Latino Culture on Sat. Oct. 20, at the State Fair Grounds. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Latino Cultural Center (OKLCC) is partnering with Oklahoma Contemporary to hold a Celebration of Latino Culture. This free, family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, October 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Boulevard, at the State […]

A Chorus for Coyle – Support Heather on November 6

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The City Sentinel Endorsement   Heather Coyle is a solid citizen, and an outstanding attorney. The City Sentinel endorses her in the November general election for the job of judge in the 7th Judicial District, Office No. 8. Candidates for elected judicial office can (carefully) campaign and spend money for (usually restrained) advertising, but rarely […]

OKC advocates celebrate National White Cane Safety Day on Oct 13

Heartland Council of the Blind Vice President Frances Poindexter (left) and her son Steve Herrera walk inside a local shopping mall during National White Cane Safety Awareness Day in 2017. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 13, the Heartland Council of the Blind will celebrate its 10th annual National White Cane Safety Awareness Day in Oklahoma City. The event will focus on the importance of the white cane as a tool to achieve independence and a symbol of […]

To Benefit CityRep – ‘The Second City’ comes to historic Tower Theatre on October 11

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Staff Report Join CityRep at the historic Tower Theatre (425 N.W. 23, 73103) to welcome Chicago’s legendary sketch and improvisation comedy theater “The Second City” for a performance of their “Best of The Second City.” Described by event organizers as a “must-see show” this particular production will feature “some of the lauded comedy company’s all-time […]

Criminal Justice conference to feature Chief of Police Keith Humphrey and Regina Jackson, Youth Developer

The Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice 2018 Conference and Luncheon will feature Norman Chief of Police Keith Humphrey and Regina Jackson, President and CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center as keynote speakers on Oct. 12 at Langston University OKC Campus.  Photos provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ), will host its 2018 Training Conference and Ted Logan Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, October 12. The day-long event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Langston University […]

COMMENTARY: Why I will support Natalie Mai for Oklahoma County District Judge

Natalie Mai is seeking election to the District 7, Office 5  as Oklahoma County District Judge.  Photo provided.

  Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher Oklahoma City, OK – Now an attorney in the Sooner State, Natalie Mai and her mother left their home in Vietnam when the little girl was just 11 years old. They came, as millions of people from around the world have done before them, to seek a better life in […]

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter assumes ‘responsibility’ for evidence task force, November opponent Mark Myles wonders ‘what took so long, and why now?’

Mark Myles, candidate for Oklahoma Attorney General.  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced this week, in a press release from his state government office, he will “assume authority over and responsibility for the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Task Force going forward.” Law enforcement agencies, Hunter and other state officials have been criticized for slow movement in […]

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