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Bernie Sanders campaign feels “optimistic” about Oklahoma primary election ahead of trips to Norman, Lawton

Josh Vishnaw, a spokesperson for the campaign, said the plan is to use Norman as a launching pad for extreme grassroots organizing in the state. Sanders won Oklahoma’s Democratic primary election by 10 points in 2016.

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Lawton community leaders call for cultural change to police department after “excessive force” incident

Days after neighbors recorded a viral video in which white Lawton police officers were captured beating and choking an unarmed black man, community leaders called for a meeting with the Mayor and Chief of police to demand a transparent investigation into the incident and to push for solutions to the lack of trust between local residents and LPD.

Mayor Bynum Silently Neutral on Gun Control while Mayor Holt Publicly Signs Petition

Taking a stance against House Bill 2597 is nothing short of a noble act that few Republican politicians are willing to publicly object for fear of being alienated by their base. Cleary Mayor Holt understands that the bill will inevitably endanger the lives of every Oklahoman at grocery stores, schools, churches, including our law enforcement officers and should be repealed. He displayed his level of concern for his city by being public to his huge social media following. 

Local Black Film Director to debut TV Web Series about Black Nerds

In each episode, “Blerds” follows the lives of these close friends who not only had a hard time navigating their teens but just like high school, each one is trying like hell to survive and make sense of their adulthood, filled with the added responsibilities of parenthood, marriage, finances and making the tough decision to either set aside their dreams in order to conform, “grow up and get a real job”, or follow their dreams at all costs!

Senator Lankford, the President’s language is damaging to the soul of this nation. Please, stand up!

I am writing to you this day because I am concerned about the dangerous rhetoric coming from your political party’s leader — President Donald J. Trump. As the Tulsa Tribune article agitated the mob to commit the pillaging and massacre in my community in 1921, I fear that your party leader’s tweets may stoke further racial violence against non-white people in America.