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Miller Time will end January 2 – Gross Tax Receipts for past 12 months “highest on record”

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller will leave office in three weeks. Photo by Pat McGuigan.

Staff Report   Oklahoma City, OK – November Gross Receipts to the Treasury reflect ongoing expansion in the Oklahoma economy with total collections increasing by more than 15 percent compared to the same month of last year. Outgoing State Treasurer Ken Miller, whose tenure will end early in the New Year, released the data to […]

Oklahomans to be honored by LifeShare in 2019 Rose Parade

LifeShare of Oklahoma will help sponsor the Donate Life Float, themed, Rhythym of the Heart, in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – LifeShare of Oklahoma has unveiled the floral portraits of two Oklahomans who will be honored in this year’s national Rose Parade. Sandy Pekrul, of Enid, and Hance Henrie, of Owasso, will be representing the state in the Donate Life Rose Parade Float on New Year’s […]

Suzanne Broadbent seeks Ward 2 seat on Oklahoma City Council

Suzanne Broadbent has announced her candidacy for the Ward 2 seat on the Oklahoma City Council. Photo Provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor   OKLAHOMA CITY – Suzanne Broadbent, a community activist and professional woman experienced in public policy issues at the city and state level, recently announced her intention to seek the Ward 2 city council post. In an interview with The City Sentinel, Broadbent said her motivation is “filtered through the lens […]

Harlem Globetrotters set five new Guinness World Records titles ahead of appearance in OKC

For the first time ever, the Harlem Globetrotters saw its first Guinness Book of World records set by a female player Torch George, who won for “the most basketball under the leg tumbles” in one minute with 32. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-  The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their new 2019 Fan Powered World Tour to Oklahoma City on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. The Globetrotters will give their fans a chance to get closer than ever to the action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. At each Globetrotters game, there will be over […]

Sonja Martinez to host 28th annual Christmas AIDS Benefit to support Winds House

Sonja Martinez will host her 28th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 3, 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 28th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 3, 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 […]

Save Black Boys OKC provides a safe space for at risk youth


Attending the UCO screening of “The Last Defense” were (L-R) Save Black Boys mentor A.J. Smith; Sing For Change founder Cece Jones-Davis; five boys from the Save Black Boys program; OK-CADP chair, Rev. Don Heath; Montele Wesley, director and founder of SBBOKC; Jimmy Lawson, longtime friend of Julius Jones, and Oklahoma City attorney Joi Miskel.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City chapter of Save Black Boys, led by Montele Wesley, opened its doors in August 2017. An all-volunteer, 501c3 nonprofit organization, Save Black Boys specializes in mentoring young Black boys, youth and men in urban areas. The brainchild of Kevon Gulley, an author, […]

Tips to keep your pets safe during winter weather

Proper shelter is a must for pets that are outside during the winter months. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – For pets that spend time outside in the back yard or lounging in a patch of sunshine on the deck, the arrival of winter may be a rude awakening and cause of concern for safety, according to the Oklahoma State University Veterinary center. “Before Oklahoma […]

Find your roots at the library during Family History Month

Oklahoman’s looking to connect to their roots can visit the library for genealogical help.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY– Oklahoman’s looking to connect to their roots can visit the library for genealogical help. This month the Metropolitan Library System is celebrating genealogy and telling customers how to, “find your roots at the library.” November is Family History Month at all Metro Libraries. Oklahoma County residents can […]

Oklahoma NAACP Asks District Attorney to Release Julius Jones’ Case Files

NAACP OKC Chapter displayed their sign the at #FreeJuliusJones rally held on August 31. The group is now asking the District Attorney’s office to release the Julius Jones’ case files. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma State Conference of the NAACP has called on Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater to release case files on death row prisoner Julius Jones “in order to promote public trust in both the criminal justice system and in Mr. Jones’s case.” Attorneys for […]

Natalie Mai for Oklahoma County Judge, District 7, Office 5

Natalie Mai is seeking election to the District 7, Office 5  as Oklahoma County District Judge.  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel endorsement   Concerning Natalie Mai, seeking election as a county judge, our editor and publisher wrote these word in the October print edition and in online commentary: “She is a mom, a wife, a person whose cordial nature is inherent. She is a woman who lives with dignity, respect, honor, integrity, justice, […]

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