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Annual Prayer Breakfast evokes a “Tapestry of Unity” to launch Martin Luther King Day 2017

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Midwest City – Hundreds filled the second floor ballroom at the Reed Center adjacent to Rose State College Midwest City for the Twentieth Anniversary Prayer Breakfast marking the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday in the state capital metropolitan area. Keynote speakers for the event (reportedly the largest-ever) were former state Rep. Gary Banz, […]

MLK Prayer Breakfast celebrates 20th anniversary with “Tapestry of Unity”

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For two decades, the kickoff event for the celebration of Martin Luther King day has been the early morning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast in Midwest City. The public is once again invited to join community leaders and admirers of Dr. King, of all faiths and strata of […]

A gentle time, in tribute to a gentleman – A fond farewell to Bob Lemon, at Church of the Open Arms

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Family and friends of Robert Dell Lemon gathered for a spiritual and deeply emotional farewell to the beloved philanthropist and attorney, loving father and passionate human rights activist, who died on October 22 at the age of 87. Rev. Kayla Bonewell, senior pastor at Church of the Open […]

Death penalty foes respond to voter approval of State Question 776

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) and other anti-death penalty advocates registered disappointment that passage of State Question 776 now permanently enshrines the death penalty in the Oklahoma Constitution’s Bill of Rights section. “State Question 776 represented the legislature’s veiled attempt to control the courts, […]

Oklahoma women’s organization adopts resolution opposing State Question 776

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Recently, the Oklahoma Federation of Democratic Women’s Clubs adopted a resolution opposing State Question 776 that would include the death penalty in Oklahoma’s Constitution. The resolution was ratified during the statewide organization’s 51st Annual Convention held on April 28-30 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Oklahoma City. Delegates […]

By the numbers, for whom the bells toll: 1 grand jury, (more than) 2 death penalty foes, 3 resignations, 4 months of investigation, and 5 men – including Richard Glossip – on death row

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – After the near-execution of Richard Glossip on September 30, 2015, Attorney General Scott Pruitt — with the agreement of Governor Mary Fallin — sought a 37-day stay of execution while a range of irregularities in the state’s death penalty process were investigated. The stay, approved by the judiciary, […]

Oklahoma Messages Project to hold Reception & Celebration of Rebranding

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, November 3, The Oklahoma Messages Project will hold a “Reception & Celebration of Rebranding” from 6 – 8 p.m. at DC on Film Row, 609 W. Sheridan Avenue, in Oklahoma City. Maintaining and enhancing the bond between children and their incarcerated parents through video messages and other […]

State Appeals court turns down Richard Glossip appeal, next stop is U.S. Supreme Court

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – A closely divided Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has voted to deny several issues raised on appeal from attorneys for Richard E. Glossip. Monday (September 28) in a 3-2 ruling, the panel rebuffed post-conviction relief, a motion for evidentiary hearing and a motion for discovery and emergency […]

Legislative Black Caucus honors past, present and future at A.C. Hamlin Banquet on Sept. 28

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 20th biennial A.C. Hamlin Scholarship Banquet – remembering the son of ex-slaves who became the first African American legislator in state history – is scheduled Monday evening (September 28). The banquet will be held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, starting with a 6 […]

Wild Wednesday: All hell breaks loose in Richard Glossip investigation(s)

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Lawyers battling to prevent execution of death row inmate Richard E. Glossip want to block what they call attempts to stymie “innocence witnesses” – individuals who have submitted affidavits raising questions about evidence in the 1997 murder of Barry Van Treese. Attorneys Don Knight, Kathleen Lord and […]

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