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Representatives Luttrell and Walke to co-chair House Native American Caucus

From left: State Rep. Ken Luttrell (R-Ponca City) and Rep. Collin Walke (D-Oklahoma City). will serve as co-chairs of the Native American Caucus. Official state photos

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – During the first meeting of the Oklahoma House of Representatives’ Native American Caucus for this legislative session, it was announced that State Rep. Ken Luttrell (R-Ponca City) and Rep. Collin Walke (D-Oklahoma City). will serve as co-chairs of the caucus. The purpose of the […]

India’s political space is shrinking, muzzling voices of dissent

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Dr. Nyla Ali Khan   Editor’s Note: Reference is made in Dr. Nyla’s essay to “détenu”. This word categorizes political prisoners, particularly in the context of India. Rational people cannot gloss over the arbitrary exercise of authority in Kashmir, nor can they legitimize the lack of accountability in the union territory. Subsequent to the revocation […]

Monday’s “Hit the Ground” rally (Feb. 17) will support passage of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/Persons legislation

Brenda Golden, attorney and enrolled citizen of the Muscogee Nation, is one of the organizers of the “Hit the Ground” rally scheduled for Monday, Feb. 17 at the state Capitol. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Monday, February 17, the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) – Indian Capital, Woman Warrior Society, Matriarch, S.P.I.R.I.T., MMIW – Chickasaw Chapter, and American Indian Movement (AIM) Indian Territory, among other groups, will gather in unity for the “Hit […]

Speech Text: Mike Bloomberg for Black America

Mike Bloomberg.  Photo provided.

Staff Report   Editor’s Note: This is the text of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s speech in Houston, Texas, on February 13, 2020. After launching the Greenwood Initiative in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the historic Greenwood District, state-level Bloomberg campaigns around the nation began hosting Greenwood Initiative round-tables and conversations. “Thank you and good […]

On March 3, Brightmusic Ensemble Presents Concert 3 – “The Virtuoso French Horn”

Brightmusic’s fourth concert of the season will be “The Virtuoso French Horn,” featuring guest artist Adam Unsworth. Photo provided.

Staff Report   The French Horn takes the spotlight in Brightmusic’s fourth concert of the season, “The Virtuoso French Horn,” featuring guest artist Adam Unsworth. The ensemble will present horn works by Robert Schumann, Joseph Haydn, W. A. Mozart and others on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 N.W. 7th Street […]

Objectstream adds Vaughn Turner to Senior Leadership Team

Vaughn Turner, a retired Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) executive, has joined integrated services company Objectstream in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

Staff Report   Oklahoma City, OK – Objectstream, an integrated services company delivering expertise, insights and tailored approaches to help clients in the aviation, technology and cybersecurity sectors, recently added retired FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) executive Vaughn Turner to the company’s award-winning and rapidly growing team. Turner will serve as a Senior Vice President, Aerospace […]

Oklahoma to resume state killings after acquiring same lethal injection drugs used in botched executions

Oklahoma officials announced on Feb 13, that the state would resume executions with an “updated version” of the lethal injection combo of midazolam, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride, the same drugs used in the botched execution of death row inmate Clayton Lockett. File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – State officials announced today, (Feb. 13), that Oklahoma would resume executions with an “updated version” of the lethal injection drugs used in past botched executions in Oklahoma. A press conference was held by Attorney General Mike Hunter Thursday morning accompanied by Gov. Kevin Stitt, […]

Nine finalists named for OKCPS Teacher of the Year

One of nine finalists for OKCPS 2020 Teacher of the Year Laura Hughes (center) from Heronville Elementary, with her principal Karen Mock (left) and Jason Brown, Deputy Superintendent OKCPS.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) have named the nine finalists for OKCPS 2020 Teacher of the Year. The finalists are: Michelle Cheney, Kaiser Elementary, 3rd Grade Teacher Leslie Davis, Cleveland Elementary, 1st Grade Teacher Amanda Girdler, Taft […]

Rabbi A. David Packman, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple B’nai Israel dies

In 2016, Rabbi Emeritus David Packman of Temple B’Nai Israel urged the state of Oklahoma to refrain from capital punishment during a press conference held by the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty honoring World Day Against the Death Penalty. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   (Oklahoma City, OK,  Feb. 12, 2020) – Rabbi A. David Packman, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple B’nai Israel, died peacefully Monday afternoon, (February 10) in Bethesda, Maryland, according to a release provided by the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma. There will be a Memorial Service for Rabbi Packman on Friday, […]

OCU School of Law Alumni Awards Dinner to be held on March 28

The Oklahoma City University School of Law will honor the 2020 recipients of the OCU Law Alumni Awards on March 28.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City University School of Law has announced the 2020 recipients of the OCU Law Alumni Awards. Tamya Cox-Touré will be honored with the Community and Public Service Award, Garvin Isaacs will receive the Distinguished Law Alumnus Award, and Elizabeth Isaac will receive the […]

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