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Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

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Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

Gaylord News

President Joe Biden speaks as he commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, at the Greenwood Cultural Center, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Biden vows to repair Greenwood in Tulsa but stops short of saying reparations

Deon Osborne, Associate Editor, The Black Wall Street Times June 2, 2021

As descendants of the Tulsa Race Massacre filled the seats behind a podium prepared for President Biden inside Tulsa’s Greenwood Cultural Center on Tuesday, the air was filled with excitement, but most...

Signature event canceled by Tulsa Race Massacre centennial organizers

Kolby Terrell, Reporter May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — After 100 years, survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre are still looking for justice, but a lack of education about the tragedy makes their plight even more challenging. “No one cared...

Gordon Yellowman is one of Four Principal Chiefs for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. Yellowman is also a father, husband, administrator, artist, educator, historian, and community leader. (Photo provided)

Cheyenne chief discusses heritage, resiliency

KaraLee Langford and Brooklyn Wayland May 19, 2021

NORMAN — A chief for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes spoke on the Gaylord News “Survive & Thrive” podcast about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Indigenous communities. “I strongly...

Cafeteria manager Yanet Viamontes hugs library assistant Mais Shalabi in the hallway at Prairie Vale Elementary School. The staff celebrated Viamontes with chants and applause after she passed her citizenship exam. (Photo provided by Prairie Vale Elmentary School)

Oklahoma school a beacon of acceptance amid challenging times

Robert Viamontes, Reporter May 19, 2021

Immigrants have been among the most-affected by the turbulent political climate of recent years. But Prairie Vale Elementary School in the Deer Creek School District has maintained its promise to be a...

The BeetBox Truck parked outside of Vanessa House Brewery on March 26, 2021. Photo by Zaria Oates.

Fast, mobile veganism on the rise

Zaria Oates, Reporter May 13, 2021

Two friends who met in a college classroom have turned their interest in healthier eating into a food truck for vegans. You read that right—a food truck for vegans. Gywneth Yvonne, 22, and Randon...

Jacob Keyes, a member of the Iowa Nation, owns and operates SkyDance Brewing Co. in Oklahoma City. It's a dream Keyes and his late father shared. (Photo courtesy Jacob Keyes)

Iowa Nation member to expand first Native-owned brewery

Jazz M. Wolfe, Reporter May 10, 2021

Oklahoma’s first Native American-owned brewing company, inspired by the recipes of the owner’s father, will open an independent location this summer. Jacob Keyes, a member of the Iowa Nation, opened...

The decision by leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to rebrand the tribe's name without

Muscogee Nation drops colonial era name

Keegan Williams, Reporter May 5, 2021

Tribal leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation say they are dropping “Creek” from its name as part of a rebranding effort. But members of the nation are not all on board with the change, and some...

President Joe Biden used his first address before a joint session of Congress Wednesday to tout an ambitious plan to reshape the American economy. (Photo courtesy U.S. Congress)

Oklahoma delegation reacts negatively to Biden’s joint session address

Bennett Brinkman and Joseph Tomlinson April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation were unified in their opposition to President Joe Biden’s Wednesday address to a joint session of Congress. Biden’s speech called for...

Run the land: Native women across the U.S. take to the roads and trails

Joseph Perez, Reporter April 29, 2021

TUCSON — “Getting lost is the best part of trail running,” Marlinda Bedonie said with a chuckle as we shielded our eyes from the morning sun, searching for our cars. We spoke on a recent morning...

Cherokee Ballard has been the communications manager for Oklahoma Natural Gas since 2011. Her career spans a variety of experiences as a journalist, Cherokee Nation leader, nonprofit advocate and cancer survivor. (Photo provided)

Native advocate talks “new normal” after loss, pandemic

KaraLee Langford and Brooklyn Wayland April 28, 2021

NORMAN — The communications manager for Oklahoma Natural Gas said she is still adjusting to a “new normal” after both her husband’s death and the COVID-19 pandemic altered her life dramatically. “It’s...

Senate Republicans Vote to Oppose Earmarks

Libbey Dean, Reporter April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Roads, bridges and tunnels are a crucial element of President Joe Biden's $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan. They are also fundamental in the controversial debate over earmarks. U.S....

OU Police Chief Nate Tarver talks about his years in law enforcement with Gaylord News reporters KaraLee Langford and Brooklyn Wayland. Tarver was promoted to the university police chief in September 2020. Miranda Vondale Foster/Gaylord News

University of Oklahoma police chief discusses diversity training

KaraLee Langford and Brooklyn Wayland April 21, 2021

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Police Department Chief Nate Tarver openly addressed the racial tension between law enforcement and people of color during a Gaylord News podcast. “We have to...

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