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Alana Haynes House grew up visiting a friend on Eighth Street near the Health Sciences Center. She was impressed with the old, stately houses of the boulevard wider than most of the streets in that part of the city. "I ran...
Emmanuel Terrazas likes to play his trumpet, and he plays it a lot during the school year. As a freshman at Del City High School this last year, he played in the marching band, jazz band and concert band. So, now...
Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson is happy when she thinks about the Black Lives Matter rally in Oklahoma City one year ago. She describes it as the day when activists in Oklahoma “got it so very right.” But she, Rev. Jesse...
Editor's Note:  In two stories, Free Press is exploring the thoughts of several leaders of the Black Lives Matter, Oklahoma organization on the anniversary weekend of the rally in 2016. For this report, we asked some of the leaders...
Paco Balderrama was promoted to the rank of major in the Oklahoma City Police Department Tuesday. He is the first officer from Hispanic culture to be promoted to the rank of major in the history of the Oklahoma City Police...
It almost looked like some confused school bus driver had lost his way and ended up in the OKC Pride Parade. But the appearance of the big yellow school bus Sunday was no error. Oklahoma City Public Schools has made a...
In its 30th year, the OKC Pride Parade provided another big, colorful, loud celebration of happy differences. OKC Pride Parade organizers reported 110 different groups who applied for a spot in the 2017 event. It’s no longer called the “Gay Pride...
The first Hispanic Cultural Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol filled the fourth floor rotunda Monday with the many songs and dances of people from Mexico and Latin America who make up a part of Oklahoma’s rich mix of...
Senator James Lankford provided a sampling of the resolve Oklahomans have had since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. “When we come together to pray and remember, we both honor them as we continue to move forward. And we declare...
See a full gallery of photos at the end of this article. Energy Football Club in Oklahoma City had their season home opener Saturday night and Free Press spent the evening there. The weather was as close to cooperative as it...

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