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OKG Newsletter

Topic: african-american

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Gazette staff
Local playwright La’Charles Purvey attacks the stereotypes within his own African- American community in “Condescendin’ White Boys.”
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Capitol gains

Past, present and the future of the African-American community in Oklahoma are spotlighted during the Africa West culture and heritage festival.


Charles Martin
Africa West
Metro Tech Springlake Campus, 1900 Springlake Drive, 427-4444
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The color of law

The battle of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher in Oklahoma helped fuel the national civil rights movement.


Tricia Pemberton
The seven steps to the “colored” chair were just seven more humiliations to be endured in Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher’s long fight toward freedom.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Split / The Slams

Jim Brown breaks ground in these two cinematic ball-breakers.


Rod Lott
He’s not all that visible today, but in the 1960s, Jim Brown enjoyed a record-breaking career in the NFL, followed by a trailblazing one in Hollywood. He doesn’t get enough credit for it, but he arguably was the movies’ first African-American action star.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Poised for progress

Southern Baptists in Oklahoma react to the election of the national organization’s first African-American president.


Greg Horton
The Southern Baptist Convention has elected its first African-American president. Fred Luter, New Orleans pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, won during the SBA’s annual meeting today in New Orleans.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What would J.C. do?


Gazette staff
The spanking Mitt Romney took in the presidential election might have the GOP thinking it’s time for a new quarterback — perhaps a real, honest-to-goodness QB. And so it is that J.C. Watts, the former Oklahoma congressman and University of Oklahoma Sooners quarterback, says he is being encouraged to run for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Zoning out

OKC officials abruptly back off a controversial rezoning request for a historic neighborhood near the OU Health Sciences Center.


Jerry Bohnen
After nearly a year of efforts by Oklahoma City to rezone the historic John F. Kennedy residential neighborhood for the expansion of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, city officials are withdrawing their rezoning request.
Monday, February 11, 2013

The cannabis justice system


Gazette staff

Question: What issue is black, white and green all over?

Answer: Marijuana possession in Oklahoma.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fisher’s kings

Bruce Fisher is the first African-American member of the Capitol Preservation Commission. He will tell Oklahoma’s history through the Capitol Art Collection.


Dawn Watson
Oklahoma has many stories. Bruce Fisher wants to help tell them through the state Capitol Art Collection.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Should a former sundown town apologize?


Christopher P. Lehman
It’s rare for local governments or the federal government to apologize for discrimination against a group of people.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014