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Mike Bloomberg is in it to win it – Presidential campaign opens well-staffed Oklahoma office

Mike Bloomberg speaking in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Facebook photo

Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher and Editor, The City Sentinel   Oklahoma City, OK – February 8, 2020 – Twenty-four days before the March 3 Democratic presidential primary in the Sooner State, the Mike Bloomberg 2020 campaign officially opened a campaign headquarters on N. Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City. Many present for the HQ launch planned […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Film Review: In the end, ‘Just Mercy’ chronicles what all people want

Michael B. Jordan portrays attorney Bryan Stevenson in “Just Mercy.” Jordan is also the film’s producer.

  Patrick B. McGuigan   In “Just Mercy,” actor Michael B. Jordan is solid and believable as attorney Bryan Stevenson, who garnered worldwide acclaim for his work (through the Equal Justice Institute) achieving exonerating for men wrongfully convicted of murders. Most notable of his victories was for Walter McMillian, portrayed by Jamie Foxx, who delivers […]

National Folkloric Ballet of Mexico to perform at Armstrong Auditorium on Feb. 13

Entertaining audiences with authentic regional dances of Mexico under the direction of Silvia Lozano, Ballet Folclórico Nacional will feature vivid costumes, traditional whirling dances, stomping rhythms and festive music on Feb. 13 in Edmond. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., the acclaimed National Folkloric Ballet of Mexico, directed by Silvia Lozano, will deliver an exciting display of choreography and rhythm at the Armstrong Auditorium, on the Herbert W. Armstrong College campus, 14400 S. Bryant, in Edmond. “Ballet […]

John Marshall Middle School students honored for academic achievement during grade point challenge

OKCPS leaders (back row, from left) Jason Brown, OKCPS Deputy Superintendent; Michael Harris, Principal, John Marshall Middle School; Dr. Lee Beasley, John Marshall Enterprise Board member; and Jimmy Lawson, John Marshall Impact Team founder, honored twenty-eight students from John Marshall Enterprise Middle School for their academic achievement during the Impact Grade Point Challenge, during which the students each earned at least 4 A’s during the last semester.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) leaders recently recognized twenty-eight 7th and 8th graders from John Marshall Enterprise Middle School for their outstanding academic achievement during the school’s Impact Grand Point Challenge.  During the challenge, each student earned at least 4 A’s during the fall semester. The […]

Kevin Stitt stands up for all Oklahomans, including the smaller tribes

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt.  File photo.

The City Sentinel Editorial   When Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt called last summer for fresh negotiations over  compacts that allow casino gaming in our state, leaders of the Big Tribes – absolutely dedicated to the unjust and inequitable status quo – set out to ‘play’ everyone. In the name of unity, smaller tribes went along. […]

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