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Inclusion & Diversity Summit organizers work to bring change to Oklahoma

Inclusion & Diversity Summit organizers work to bring change to Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti will be among the business leaders speaking at the event

(Cover by Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: PLAY BALL! Bricktown Ballpark launched a hitting streak for urban redevelopment

“The line I use and nobody has ever contested it is, ‘No city in America has come as far as fast as Oklahoma City,’” said Mayor Mick Cornett. “The ballpark was the beginning.”

Metro Tech’s MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach programs offer tai chi, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing, yoga and Zumba. (Oklahoma City Community Foundation / provided)

Enrollment ends Monday for MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes

In two years, Metro Technology Center’s 12 to 15 weekly MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes, made possible in part by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Wellness Initiative, have maxed out. “We offer multiple sessions of tai chi, Zumba, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing and yoga,” said Metro Tech wellness coordinator Valerie McMurray-Hopkins. Different classes can

(Cover design: Anna Shilling / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Teaser: DOLLED UP: Deconstructing an American icon

Barbie is more than a toy. She is an icon. Is she pure? Overtly sexual? Independent?  Subversive? Submissive? In Altered Barbie: Nobody’s Fool, 32 women artists from across Oklahoma alter the icon as they interpret Barbie and her place in society. By Laura Eastes Cover by Anna Shilling

Russell Perry | Photo provided

Leadership Oklahoma to honor community luminaries at annual gala

“I hired people of color, for the most part, who didn’t have the training to be a journalist,” Russell Perry said. “I trained them.”

The OKC zoo and The Nature Conservancy are working together to preserve Oklahoma habitats and wildlife, including butterflies. | Photo Bill Adams / The Nature Conservancy / provided

OKC Zoo and Nature Conservancy create research partnership

Current studies are researching fires, surveying mammals and monitoring amphibians for diseases.

Molly Ross and Sean Olmstead

Red Tie Night returns to OKC on March 4

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund event raises funds for grants to help Oklahomans infected with HIV and AIDS.

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