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COMMENTARY: Are you MIA in Child Advocacy?

Joe Dorman, CEO of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy.  Photo provided.

Joe Dorman, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy When most people hear the term MIA, or Missing in Action, they think of it in relation to the military. In a recent speech to the Turning Point Council, I referenced how this acronym can also describe three attitudes that hurt our children. The “M” stands for maliciousness, or […]

Political powerhouse Dr. Isabel Baker leaves legacy of education and caring

Oklahoma lifelong educator and political activist Dr. Isabel Baker passed away on Monday, Sept. 2.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Known as the Cherokee Nation’s “first mother,” longtime educator Dr. Isabel Baker passed away on Monday, September 2 (May 26, 1929 – Sept. 2, 2019). Born in Row, Oklahoma, later named Colcord, Dr. Baker served in public education for over 43 years. Her teaching career […]

Step into September at the First Friday Gallery Walk, on September 6

For September, The Paseo Art Space presents the Paseo Arts Association’s Annual Photofest.  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Online, Staff Report   As Oklahoma’s first arts district, the Paseo Arts District continues to grow with restaurants, galleries and retail. The community is invited to the First Friday Gallery Walk every month, rain or shine. Galleries and shops stay open late, and the evening marks the opening of new exhibitions each […]

Remembering Bob Waldrop, a man of passion and commitment

Director of Music and Liturgy at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church for 20 years, Bob Waldrop was the founder of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House, a co-founder of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative.  Photo by Jon Roman.

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, OK – A musician and exponent of practical methods to provide food security to the poor, Robert Waldrop was a man of passion and commitment. He deserved every bit of his reputation as a liberal voice in central Oklahoma. The last detailed news story I wrote about Bob described his […]

Oklahomans mourn the loss of environmentalist and spiritualist Bob Waldrop

Oklahoma native son, Bob Waldrop was the founder of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House, a co-founder of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative, Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahomans across the state are mourning the recent death of Robert “Bob” Max Augustine Waldrop (November 9, 1952 – August 30, 2019) who “afflicted the comfortable, and comforted the afflicted.” He was 67. A Prayer Vigil for Bob will be held Friday, September 6, at […]

First Unitarian Church of OKC to host Ceremony of Commitment for Rev. Diana Davies on Oct. 6

The First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City will hold a service of installation for its minister, the Reverend Diana Davies, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 6.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City will hold a service of installation for its minister, the Reverend Diana Davies, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 6 in the church sanctuary at 600 NW 13th Street. The event is open to the public. A reception […]

An Editorial: Fresh Thoughts on Why Kevin Stitt is (Still) right on the Compact

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Still. Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Editorial   Governor Kevin Stitt apparently remains determined to renegotiate gaming compacts in Oklahoma. Because that is the case, leaders of the large tribes – fashioned into a coalition that benefits only the haves, and in no instance the have-nots – announced recently they would rebuff Stitt’s renewed calls for a meeting […]

“Rain and Embers,” An Iraqi refugee’s poetic story of survival

Rain and Embers” is a new release written by Ali Nuri. NewsWireOutreach.com

Staff Report   Las Vegas, Nevada – “Rain and Embers”, a harrowing, poetic memoir, highlights author Ali Nuri‘s journey as an Iraqi refugee, from childhood to his present-day. Rain and Embers chronicles Nuri’s firsthand account of fleeing with his family, as a persecuted religious sect, at the age of three from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The […]

“A Rose by Any Other Name …” So, what’s in a name?

OKCRepColor Red

  Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, long known as CityRep, has a new monicker: OKCRep, unveiled to coordinate with the 2019-2020 season and the first production, “Every Brilliant Thing.” The local troupe of equity players is described, in organizational publicity materials, as “Oklahoma’s award-winning, intimate Equity theatre. Oklahoma City Rep is […]

Jon Haque stars in ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ – running September 6 to September 22 at CitySpace

From left: Jon Haque is the actor, Linda Kay Leonard is the show director, and OKCREP Artistic Director Donald Jordan is the artistic director. They are preparing for the Septmeber 6-22 run of “Every Brilliant Thing”, kicking off the 2019-2020 season. Mutzphotography.com

The City Sentinel, Staff Report   Oklahoma City Rep, Oklahoma’s award-winning professional theatre, will present the Oklahoma professional premiere of “Every Brilliant Thing,” starring OKC native actor Jon Haque and directed by stage/film/television veteran and OKCRep affiliated artist Linda Kay Leonard. ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ is presented in community partnership with the Green Shoe Foundation. The […]

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