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Latino Community Development Agency to host Virtual Awards and Recognition Event on Sept. 23

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Latino Community Development Agency (LCDA), Oklahoma’s largest Latino nonprofit organization, will host its 29th annual recognition and awards event in a virtual format, on Wednesday, September 23, at 11 a.m.  The event’s theme is Impacting Lives, Building Futures.  The program will honor three individuals whose lives have been positively impacted […]

PAMBE Ghana’s popular fair trade Global Market goes online

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, PAMBE Ghana, a partnership with local communities in northern Ghana and its United States-based board of directors, is taking their annual Global Market online with the support of their loyal customer and friend Leslie Batchelor. Batchelor, a local attorney, offered space adjacent […]

Oklahoma GEAR UP celebrates National GEAR UP Week Sept 21-25

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma GEAR UP is preparing for National GEAR UP Week 2020, which takes place Monday through Friday, September 21 – 25.  This week celebrates the success of GEAR UP, a program designed to increase college and career readiness and success in communities across America. Oklahoma GEAR UP (Gaining […]

The Foundation for OKCPS’ Wall of Fame Inducts Bentley, Johnson, Nagle and Scobey

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter  OKLAHOMA CITY – This month, the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will induct four new members into its Wall of Fame. This year’s honorees, Madeline Bentley, A. Jaye Johnson, Dr. Nancy Nesbitt Nagle, and Derrick Scobey will join 88 other Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) alumni who have been inducted since […]

Justice for Julius campaign launches “Facebook Live Fridays”

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – As part of the Justice for Julius campaign, “Facebook Live Fridays” has recently been launched as a way to raise awareness of the wrongful conviction of Julius Jones, who has been on Oklahoma’s death row for over 20 years for a murder he did not commit. The […]

Oklahoma Community Forestry Grant applications now available

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Forestry Services, in partnership with the US Forest Service and the Oklahoma Community Forestry Council, is accepting applications through November 13 from local governments, non-profits, neighborhood associations, civic groups, educational institutions and tree volunteer groups.   The Urban and Community Cost Share Grant Program mission is to […]

Pop culture multi-universe heroes and others join fight against COVID-19 with #HeroesWearMasks challenge

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – In the fight against coronavirus, masks are an essential weapon. The #HeroesWearMasks campaign is helping to spearhead the public health effort to combat the coronavirus through protective masks ahead of the start of the academic year and a potential ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 cases. Facts2Health, a partnership […]

Vatican Radio interviews Paul S. Coakley, American Archbishop, concerning federal use of the death penalty

Staff Report  OKLAHOMA CITY – Archbishop Paul S. Coakley spoke on the Catholic Church’s opposition to capital punishment in a recent interview for Vatican Radio. In the words of a press release from the Catholic Conference of Oklahoma, Coakley clarified the church’s formal opposition “in no uncertain terms.” Coakley is chairman of the Commission on […]

City Rescue Mission’s virtual Mission of Hope fundraiser will celebrate 60th Anniversary on Sept. 10

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Hosted by the City Rescue Mission, the 21st Annual Mission of Hope fundraising event, themed “Love Everybody Always” will be held virtually on Thursday, September 10 at 7 p.m.  Registration is free and open to the public. City Rescue Mission remains steadfast in its commitment to ‘Love […]

REFLECTION: Which black lives matter?

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Oklahoma City The genesis of the Black Lives Matter movement was moral outrage over the ill-treatment of young black men at the hands of police officers. Undoubtedly, the powder-keg moment was the shocking death of George Floyd this past May in Minneapolis. His death has sparked both peaceful protests demanding justice […]

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