Author Archives: Laura Eastes

Eran Harrill center at a Black Chamber of Commerce Metro Oklahoma City event with U.S. Rep. Steve Russell left and Col. Bobby Yandell. | Photo provided

Black Chamber of Commerce fosters long-term community and business growth

Black Chamber of Commerce fosters long-term community and business growth

Black Chamber of Commerce Metro Oklahoma City helps local black entrepreneurs accomplish their goals.

An artist’s rendering shows The Broadway Condominiums at its future location at 700 N. Hudson Ave. in Automobile Alley. | Image Skyline Ink / provided

Automobile Alley developers announce plans for urban condos

Nick Preftakes and Mark Ruffin’s The Broadway Condominiums will bring needed residences to one of OKC’s fastest-growing districts.

City and community leaders break ground to signify the beginning of construction of the MAPS 3 modern streetcar in Bricktown. | Photo Laura Eastes

Transit options ride on MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar project as crews begin installing tracks

“Connection is the key,” Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis Jr. said.

Colleen Wilcox plays with her son Luck, 2, and Elijah during an Early Bird class at Metro Career Academy, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Early Birds school readiness program guides parents and children toward learning and achievement

“This is why we teach the classes,” Dykstra said. “You, as parents, are the first and most important teachers in your children’s life.”

Former U.S. Rep. Dan Boren and John D. Harper listen as Julie Knutson speaks as The Oklahoma Academy released its Strategic Public Policy Goals for 2017-2020 Jan. 23 at the state Capitol. | Photo Laura Eastes

The Oklahoma Academy releases its Strategic Public Policy Goals for 2017-2020

The organization’s goals focus on fixing the state’s budget issues and building a stronger Oklahoma.

Demonstrators during a #NoBanNoWall rally at the University of Central Oklahoma, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local groups react to recent executive orders

Groups continue to promote diversity, unity and progress in the face of the recent political and community climate.

Stanley Hupfeld | Photo provided

OKCPS school board candidates prepare for Tuesday election

Budget issues, school choice, student demographics and teacher pay are important topics in this election.

Tiffani Sanders talks about her participation with the Photovoice Project as Vanessa Morrison and Cheryl Sanders look on at the Oklahoma City Municipal Building, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Photovoice project tells a visual story about northeast Oklahoma City though the eyes and lenses of 25 women

OU’s College of Architecture, the OU Humanities Forum, the African and African American Studies program and the Women’s and Gender Studies program supported the project.

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