Thursday, 24 May 2018
Category: Featured

Respect for religious diversity recognized and honored in OKC

BY NYLA ALI KHAN Published originally in Prairie Opinions at Red Dirt Report on Nov. 10, 2017 with the title “A dynamic world requires diversity and inclusion.” Reprinted with permission of the author. I had the honor of being invited to the Oklahoma Conference of Churches 2017 Annual Dinner by the Reverend William Tabbernee. This event was […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson’s keynote address at 2017 OKC NAACP Freedom Banquet

Rev. Jesse Jackson, pastor of the East 6th Street Christian Church in Oklahoma City, gives the keynote address at the 2017 OKC NAACP Freedom Banquet on Oct. 28, 2017. The event was held at the Hilton Embassy Suites Downtown Oklahoma City. It was the 104th Annual Freedom Banquet for the organization. See below for bio […]

Oklahoma Water Protectors to plant sacred tobacco in path of Diamond Pipeline

Concerned individuals are intervening on behalf of all Oklahomans to ensure First Amendment rights are no longer violated. Individuals of many different backgrounds have come together to expose the corruptions, abuses of power, the destruction of the environment, and the trampling of human rights inflicted upon us by our elected officials and the companies they […]

Oklahoma Democratic Party Debate between candidates for State Party Chair

A debate among the four candidates for chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party – Anna Langthorn, Sarah Baker, Mike Workman, and Mark Henricksen. The forum was hosted by the Oklahoma County Democratic Party and took place in Oklahoma City on May 8, 2017. https://archive.org/download/201705080121280×856/20170508Odp-chair-debate-okc.mp3

Native peoples and allies vow to stop pipeline construction in Oklahoma

Recording of a press conference organized by the grassroots Stop Plains All American Pipeline to announce plans for actions to stop further construction of the Diamond Pipeline by the Plains All American Company. https://archive.org/download/20170130stopdiamondpipeline/20170130stopdiamondpipeline.mp3 Recorded by Serena Blaiz of Pointing Left Media for the Oklahoma Citizen Public Affairs Network. Press conference by a grassroots activist group, Stop […]

Saving public education in Oklahoma

Can You Hear Them Now? By State Representative David Perryman Paul Marcarelli, formerly the “Test Man” in the Verizon commercials, is known for the question, “Can you hear me now?” Since that phrase became famous, it has morphed into a question that is used to inquire as to whether a person’s communication is “effective” rather […]

2016 election night watch parties for Oklahoma progressives

With some state legislative races in the tossup column, Oklahoma Lefties might well have more than just national level victories to celebrate on election night. Certainly reason enough to share the excitement with others and not biting your nails alone in front of your TV — or, heaven forbid, Republicans! There are a slew of […]

International Day of Peace Events in Oklahoma

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to“commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” For the text of the U.N. Resolution, CLICK […]