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Ellyn Hefner advocates for families and individuals in need, promoting a STABLE plan

Ellyn Novak Hefner is a special care planner for Mass Mutual – and a leading advocate for increased awareness of and access to the Oklahoma STABLE program developing empowerment for individuals with disabilities. Provided Photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – Ellyn Hefner is a special care planner who works with Mass Mutual — but that description of her world of worl barely hints at what she does every day, week, month and year. Perhaps because of her son’s challenges and potential, she has become a tireless advocate […]

A Night with Ralph Ellison Gala celebration set for Feb. 29

The 2020 Ralph Ellison Gala celebration “A Night with Ralph Ellison” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Oklahoma History Center. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The seventh annual “A Night with Ralph Ellison” gala celebration is scheduled for Saturday, February 29 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center’s Devon Great Hall, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, in Oklahoma City.  February is recognized nationally as Black History Month. The […]

Ryan Kiesel, ACLU of Oklahoma Executive Director to step down in June

ACLU-OK executive director Ryan Kiesel speaking on Sept. 15, 2015 at a rally held outside the Oklahoma state Capitol, hosted by members of Glossip’s family and the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, just one day before the scheduled execution of Richard Glossip. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – After more than eight years as executive director of the ACLU of Oklahoma, Ryan Kiesel has announced that he will step down from his role in June of this year. Kiesel will remain with the organization this spring as the Board leads a national search process […]

Curbside Chronicle vendors sell Valentine’s bouquets to help OKC’s homeless

Curbside Chronicle vendors, who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, process and hand-arrange every bouquet sold during the annual flower campaign.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 4th annual Curbside Chronicle Flower Campaign is now underway just in time for Valentine’s Day. Members of the Oklahoma City metro area can purchase flowers for their loved ones in February while supporting people who are working their way out of homelessness. A program […]

Oklahoma City University retains Tree Campus USA status

Oklahoma City University has again earned recognition as a 2019 Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University has earned recognition as a 2019 Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation, for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in […]

All politics is local: A Member of Parliament worked in New Delhi, with her heart in Kashmir

Photo from 1947-48 era in the sub-continent of India: From Left: Lady Mountbatten, Princess Amrit Kaur, and Akbar Jehan Abdullah (known to her granddaughter as “Nani”.)

by Nyla Ali Khan Patrick B. McGuigan’s preface: This essay is adapted from a Facebook post by Dr. Nyla Ali Khan, native of Kashmir, now a professor at Rose State College in Midwest City and visiting professor at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Her most recent book is “Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s Reflections on Kashmir,” […]

Casual No Tie Night fundraiser set for March 5 to raise awareness of the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic

No Tie Night, a more casual event than Red Tie Night, will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 5 at Park House Event Center, at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund has announced their plans for No Tie Night, an event to raise awareness of the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and raise funds to eliminate new HIV transmissions. No Tie Night, a more casual event than Red Tie Night, will be held […]

Induction gala, book, documentary to highlight Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary

The Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame was established in 1971 to honor “Oklahoma journalists who have dedicated their lives to excellence in serving the citizens of our state and country.”

Staff Report   Edmond, Oklahoma – Ten journalists, two Lifetime Achievement Award winners, and 10 posthumous inductees will be honored during the special 50th anniversary gala and banquet of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. The gala will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Oklahoma History Center. “The 50th anniversary gives us […]

The Coltrane Group to host 2nd annual Historic Black Towns Banquet on Feb. 6

The Coltrane Group of Oklahoma City will host its 2nd Annual Historic Black Towns Banquet on Thursday, February 6 at Quail Creek Country Club.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Coltrane Group of Oklahoma City will host its 2nd Annual Historic Black Towns Banquet on Thursday, February 6.  The 2020 event, themed “Historic Black Towns Honors 13,” will recognize individuals for their outstanding and inspirational service. The celebration will take place, from 7 […]

Major Dexter Nelson named Oklahoma City University Chief of Police

Major Dexter Nelson, of the Oklahoma City Police Department has been named the new chief of police at Oklahoma City University.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Major Dexter Nelson of the Oklahoma City Police Department has been named chief of police at Oklahoma City University (OCU). The announcement was made on Tuesday, January 28 by OCU President Martha Burger. Following a national search for the position, Nelson will begin serving […]

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