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Solidarity with Charlottesville Rally in OKC

Martyrs, self-defense mark change in focus for political Left

“We will remember our martyrs!” may have been the most striking line from the numerous speeches at the Oklahoma Standing in Solidarity with Charlottesville...
Cap Hill Civ Grp and Rep Russell

Capitol Hill Civic group tours library construction with U.S. Rep Russell

The Capitol Hill Civic Group walked from Grill on the Hill Thursday morning to the new Capitol Hill Library branch under construction at SW...
Brooks-Jimenez takes oath

Brooks-Jimenez takes oath for Senate amid cheers

“So help me, God.” As Michael Brooks-Jimenez said those final words of his oath of office for the Oklahoma Senate, supporters jumped to their feet...
Michael Brooks-Jimenez

Brooks-Jimenez wins Senate District 44 Race

Michael Brooks-Jimenez, native of the south side of Oklahoma City, won the Oklahoma Senate District 44 seat in a special election Tuesday. "I'm humbled by...
Black Live Matter Rally

What has changed since OKC Black Lives Matter rally 2016?

Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson is happy when she thinks about the Black Lives Matter rally in Oklahoma City one year ago. She describes it...
Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking at BLM Rally, OKC

Ind Day brings mixed feelings for local Black Lives Matter leaders

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...
Brook-Jimenez first day of vote

South OKC senate district vote begins

Thursday was the first day of early voting for the Oklahoma Senate District 44 seat in south Oklahoma City. And Democratic candidate Michael Brook-Jimenez has...
Planet Thunder hug

Talent, passion mark Planet Thunder films

Oklahoma City natives Jacob Leighton Burns, brother Zachary Burns and Vinnie Hogan have been serious filmmakers for years. But they aren't old guys. Their apparent...
Vigil light

Vigil at Capitol draws new activists – opposes “Trumpcare”

Brandi and ­Jezy Gray would not say they were completely on the sidelines before Donald Trump's election in November, 2016. But their approach to...
Anna Langthorn

At 24, Langthorn is new chair of Okla Dem Party

Close leadership elections leave sore feelings for some Anna Langthorn could be the youngest chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party in state history. She's only...

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