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OKG Newsletter


Topic: black

Culture it


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Get cultured at Art in the City: A Cultural Connection. The second annual multicultural community festival features a variety of local and regional music acts, spoken word artists and dance troupes. The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday evening at Memorial Park & Spraygrounds, 1150 NW 36th St. Admission is free. Visit obmapac.org.

Friday—Sunday

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dreadful


CFN

Gazette staff
Tiana Parker, 7, was yanked from her school last week after her father, a barber, was told her hairstyle was unacceptable.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

‘Ex-gay’ ministry

A pair of Oklahomans help form a religiously affiliated group to “break the power of same-sex attraction.”


News

Greg Horton
Two Oklahoma City ministries are key players in the formation of a new nationwide network of so-called ex-gay ministries. Stephen Black, executive director of Oklahoma City-based First Stone Ministries, is vice chairman of the board of the newly formed Restored Hope Network, cites the organization’s official website.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Black it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Few comics can make you laugh while shaming you. Alas, social critic, author and comedian Lewis Black does it with relative ease (and anger). Watch Black wag his finger and sound off on current events as part of his The Rant is Due tour at 8 p.m. Friday at the Rose State Performing Arts Theatre, 6420 SE 15th St. in Midwest City. Tickets are $39.50- $59.50, and Black announced all proceeds from the show will be donated to Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its effort to aide tornado relief. Call 733-7960 or visit rose.edu.

Friday

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Banned, but not in Oklahoma


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Gazette staff
Oklahoma author Ralph Ellison’s literary masterpiece Invisible Man was banned from public school libraries in Randolph County, North Carolina, on Sept. 16 in a 5-2 vote — just in time for Banned Books Week.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Glorious resurrection

Local attorney restores Calvary Baptist Church and turns it into the home of his business while keeping its civil rights history intact.


News

Tim Farley
But that was more than half a century ago, when the church was a key part of the Oklahoma City black community and the civil rights movement. There, King preached a sermon as an audition to be the church’s full-time pastor. Ironically, church leaders thought King was too young to lead a congregation of that size.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Big hurt

Last week, a security guard filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against four Oklahoma City policemen.


News

Tim Farley
Security specialist Antjuan Martin didn’t expect to wind up in jail for doing his job, but that’s what happened Oct. 8, 2011.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Somerset West — Black Cloud


Rock

Joshua Boydston
The release of Oklahoma City act Somerset West’s new EP Black Cloud couldn’t come at a more serendipitous juncture.
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Black Devil Doll from Hell / Tales from the Quadead Zone

Must be seen to be believed.


Horror

Rod Lott
Thanks to Massacre Video, the films of Chester Novell Turner are preserved for future generations, no longer in danger of disappearing as VHS tape deteriorates with age.
 
Friday, November 8, 2013

Identity crisis

The John F. Kennedy district near downtown Oklahoma City works to lift itself out of a past filled with crime and dilapidation.


News

Tim Farley
One historically black Oklahoma City community is transforming its neighborhood, which has been troubled with high levels of crime and dilapidated housing for decades.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
 
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