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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, […]

OCC 2018 Annual Dinner to feature keynote Rev. Lawrence Ware

The OCC 2018 Annual Dinner keynote speaker will be Rev. Lawrence Ware, co-director of the Africana Studies Program and Teaching Assistant Professor and Diversity Coordinator in the Department of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University. File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Conference of Churches will host its 2018 Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 8.  The event will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, 2501 Conference Drive in Norman. Registration and a cocktail reception will begin […]

COMMENTARY: Bandana DNA results inconclusive – fight over Julius Jones’ innocence continues

Julius Darius Jones, on Oklahoma's death row.  The Last Defense screenshot.

  By Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher Wednesday, October 31, 2018   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In a news story published today (October 31) on page one of The Oklahoman, reporter Nolan Clay presented some analysis of DNA results in one of the most controversial death penalty cases in state history. Clay wrote that results show […]

Mark Myles for Attorney General

Mark Myles, candidate for Oklahoma Attorney General.  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement Oklahoma’s appointed Attorney General is deft at non-transparent behavior and special deals for political or legal allies, in the tradition of his two most immediate predecessors. Bad decisions and dubious behavior at the top of the state’s center of law enforcement are a bipartisan concern, one that needs a bipartisan solution. […]

Matt Pinnell for Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma

Lieutenant Governor candidate Matt Pinnell .  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement   Matt Pinnell is a strong, clear and consistent multi-issue conservative. Despite a massive funding disadvantage in the nomination process, he worked hard to gain the Grand Old Party’s support for his bid to become lieutenant governor. For a Republican, Pinnell’s consistency and conservatism is a good thing, not a bad […]

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