Commentary articles

Ryan Kiesel_old

Commentary: Personal patrol rifles blow apart community trust

Commentary: Personal patrol rifles blow apart community trust

No one is made safer as a result of policies that manufacture unnecessary, degrading, frightening and potentially violent interactions between the police and the communities they serve. No one.

(Cover by Erin DeMoss / Oklahoma Gazette)

Commentary: An open letter condemning LGBT violence and hate

No human should inflict homophobic or transphobic hate — not slurs, not discrimination, not intimidation, not anti-LGBT legislation, not assault, not battery and not murder.

Read it here: Full Islamic Society of Greater OKC statement on Orlando attack

This heinous act contradicts the Holy Month plus the very teachings and practices of Islam. This is against our beliefs.

Read it here: Full OKC Pride statement on OKC Pride events and Orlando nightclub attack

Pride was born of a need to stand up against oppression, discrimination and to fight for equality.

Tava Sofsky (Provided)

deadCenter Film Festival commentary: Rebate state, gonna film it great!

It becomes a win/win for our local film and music industries because more local musical talent, crew, support services and facilities are being used, which creates a bigger economic impact in the state.

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