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Renaming OKC post office a lesson on civil rights

Clara Luper was a prominent figure in the civil rights movement and is largely credited with starting the movement in Oklahoma.  Photo courtesy BlackPast.org
October 1, 2020

WASHINGTON -- A bill renaming the downtown Oklahoma City post office for an Oklahoma civil rights icon has been stalled in a Senate committee of which Sen. James Lankford is a member. The bill to rename...

Black Lives Matter rallies for Julius Jones at Washington march

Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, head of Black Lives Matter OKC, reflects on the shooting of Jacob Blake and the case of Julius Jones. Jessie Smith/Gaylord News
August 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — Thirteen members of the Black Lives Matter OKC chapter called for clemency of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones while joining others marching to protest police brutality and racial...

OPINION: Beware of the return to normalcy

Protest march in Oklahoma City on May 31, 2020.
June 3, 2020

Something to consider in the wake of #BlackOutTuesday: I've noticed many people -- from celebrities and everyday citizens to journalists and federal employees -- sharing images of police officers kneeling...

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