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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...
“You couldn't ask for any nicer night for a home opener,” said Joshua Jarrell, a life-long baseball fan who was at the Bricktown Ballpark in downtown Oklahoma City Thursday. His wife Katie was just as eager as he was to...
The third annual Cine Latino Film Festival entertained a filled UCO CHK Central Boathouse Saturday evening. It revealed the talents of many Oklahoma City filmmakers, actors and actresses. A new feature of the festival this year was the addition of work...
David Castillo’s Latino Leadership OKC class attended the Oklahoma City Council meeting Tuesday. The well-dressed, alert young adults took notes and watch intently. “Now more than ever it's important for people to understand that there are professional Latinos and Latinas...
Joe Carter hit a 3-run, walk-off homer for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993 that clinched the World Series for them. Even people in other parts of the world knew him from the clip of his jumping up and...
From public protests downtown to the SW 29th street corridor of Hispanic-owned businesses and to the west side, Oklahoma City was a part of the nationwide strike Thursday called “Day without Immigrants.” The strike was an organic social media development...
“We have work to do!” was a persistent theme among the African-American speakers Sunday and Monday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. But even one Latina participant spontaneously said something similar in an interview with Free Press. It was...
Leaders opened and closed a series of Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations Sunday afternoon with the same urgent words: “We have work to do!” Oklahoma City Councilman John Pettis who represents Ward 7 on the east side of the city...

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