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Thirteen activists to be honored at Human Rights Award ceremony

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The public is invited to attend the presentation of the 2017 Human Rights Awards on Saturday, December 9, in the 4th Floor House Chamber of the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.  The program will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.  The event is free. The […]

Local Amnesty chapter to host annual Write for Rights event

Members of Amnesty International Oklahoma Group #238 participate in the Amnesty International Write for Rights Global Write-A-Thon each December by writing to prisoners of conscience around the world and to all prisoners on Death Row in Oklahoma. Photo by John Walters

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – During the month of December members of Amnesty International (AI) worldwide will participate in the annual Write for Rights events – Amnesty International’s Global Write-A-Thon. Each year, to mark Human Rights Day on December 10, hundreds of thousands of people around the world write letters and sign […]

Capitol Report for November 18: Startling (and serious) Health Department scandal … and Holt dominates mayor’s race

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On the latest Capitol Report on News9, the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan focused on the burgeoning scandal at the state Department of Health. Holding a front page story from The Oklahoman, the state’s largest newspaper, he has characterized as “startling” allegations that agency funds intended to help people living […]

OKC Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign features Oklahoma artists including Wayne Coyne

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY –  The 2017 Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign is now underway giving Oklahoma City residents the opportunity to help those who are transitioning through homelessness. The Curbside Chronicle has partnered with local artists to design holiday wrapping paper for sale to the public. Individuals selling this festive wrapping […]

Oklahoma trial lawyers to host 8th annual Day of Kindness

The Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association will host its 8th annual Day of Kindness this month serving thousands of Oklahoma families just in time for Thanksgiving. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association will host its 8th annual Day of Kindness this month serving thousands of Oklahoma families just in time for Thanksgiving.. The annual turkey distribution provides a free turkey to families in need of food at five different sites across the […]

Sonja Martinez to host 27th annual Christmas AIDS Benefit to support Winds House

Sonja Martinez will host her 27th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 4, at the COPA in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter
. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez will host her 27th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 4, at the COPA, 2200 N.W. 39 Expressway.

Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.  All proceeds, including tips, will go to support The Winds […]

Oklahoma County 4-H Club Chili Supper & Auction set for Nov. 18

Members of 4-H Clubs across Oklahoma County will be cooking up their own favorite chili recipes to compete against other local 4-H Clubs to create the “Best Tasting Chili.” Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma County 4H Club will hold its annual ChiliSupper and Auction fundraiser on Saturday, November 18.  The event will take place at the OSU Extension Conference Center, 2500 NE 63rd Street, in Oklahoma City. According to organizers, some of the best homemade chili around […]

Great American Smokeout joins OK Humane for Partners for Life Pet Adoption on Nov 18

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Wellness Now Tobacco Use Prevention Workgroup is joining with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society to host the “Great American Smokeout (GASO) Partners for Life Pet Adoption.” The event will take place at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63 Street on Saturday, November […]

Capitol Report for November 11: Bipartisan Nightmare as “the center will not hold,” Health Department turmoil, strong tax receipts, honoring Veterans

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  In this week’s Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan surveyed what he said is a time of “bipartisan nightmare and evidence of institutional collapse.” In the nation’s capital, in wake of the indictment of Paul Manafort and the guilty plea of George Papadoupulos, news broke that […]

COMMENTARY: Living Without Fear

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By Jenifer Cortes Gray   I once was an undocumented immigrant. My family brought me here when I was four. I had no choice and lived for 20 years in the shadows.  Growing up I did not realize I was any different than anyone else. I was a Girl Scout, went to church, and in […]

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