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Candidate Vying For Legislature

Chronicle News Services

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 10:28AM

OKLAHOMA CITY--Nkem House, an attorney in private practice, is a candidate in a Democratic runoff election for a seat in the State House of Representatives. Mr. House is vying to become the next District 99 state representative.

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College Fair Sponsored By Officials

The New York Times

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 11:08AM

OKLAHOMA CITY--A college fair will be sponsored by the Oklahoma County Black Elected Officials from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 25. The event will be held at the Business Conference Center of Metro Tech, 1900 Springlake Dr.

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Simmons Named President of Firm

The Oklahoman

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 2:48AM

TULSA—Peggy Simmons was recently named president and chief operating officer of the Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, The Black Chronicle has learned. Currently managing director of transmission asset strategy of American Electric Power, Mrs. Simmons will assume the new position on Sept. 8. American Electric Power is the parent company of the Public Service Co. of Oklahoma.

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The University of Oklahoma Internal Audit

Chronicle News Services

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 2:28AM

NORMAN--Internal Audit was asked to follow up on allegations that the Vice President of University Community, Jabar Shumate, personally used an OU Vehicle that has been assigned to the University Community Department Below are observations based upon our review. [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

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OU circulates audit of Shumate’s vehicle use, again denies SAE plans

The New York Times

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

The University of Oklahoma circulated an internal audit Thursday that allegedly shows how former vice president Jabar Shumate misused his university vehicle hundreds of times just within the last year or so.

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‘We Need to Strengthen the Safety Net’

The Oklahoman

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

Single parenthood often is described as exhausting, overwhelming and lonely. As one of the leading predictors of poverty, single-parenthood leads to financial strain. And many single parents describe feelings of alienation from society, even in churches where they hope to find healing.

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Proponents Gearing Up For ‘Rec Pot’

Chronicle News Services

Friday, Julye 13, 2018 at 9:18AM

Fresh from a victory on a so-called “medical marijuana” new law, proponents of “rec pot” (or legal recreational use of the drug) are already gearing up to get a state question on the ballot.

Many have seen the passage of SQ 788 as the first step toward converting Oklahoma into another Colorado, which allows for legalized recreational use of marijuana. Proponents of marijuana use appear to have recognized weaknesses in Oklahoma’s law-adopting process. Meanwhile, as state Department of Health officials moved this week to curtail the health damage SQ 788 is likely to do

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Trump Makes Sexual Harassment O.K., Again

Chronicle News Services

Friday, Julye 13, 2018 at 9:18AM

NEW YORK--Everyone who worried that the #MeToo movement had gone too far can breathe a sigh of relief. It turns out that even if there’s very credible evidence that a man is complicit in sexual harassment and degradation, he can still work at the apex of American politics. Donald Trump just hired Bill Shine, who was forced out of Fox News in the aftermath of sexual harassment scandals there. He will be deputy chief of staff for communications. As of this writing, seven men say that an influential Republican congressman, Jim Jordan of Ohio

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Notable Oklahoman Wallace “Wally” Johnson dies

Chronicle News Services

Friday, Julye 13, 2018 at 9:18AM

Native Oklahoman Wallace “Wally Johnson” passed away on June 14, 2018 in Dumfries, Va. Born in Oklahoma City Aug. 8, 1939, Johnson maintained an outstanding life of service and contribution to his home town and throughout the nation.

After graduating from Douglas High School in 1957, Wally attended the University of Oklahoma and was the second African American football player for OU. As a sophomore, he had the highest academic average of all athletes at OU and later earned his Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer through the Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1961.

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Academy Participants Honored at Banquet

Chronicle News Services

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:18AM

At the annual banquet of the GO GO Academy, sixth grade and seventh grade girls, who completed a nine-month program, were honored. The girls attend the Millwood Arts Academy. The girls who were participants in the GO GO Academy conducted the May 22 banquet program. Of the 21 participants, 17 completed the program.

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Whites a Minority in U.S.? Transition Is Accelerating

Chronicle News Services

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:18AM

WASHINGTON--Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states in the country, demographers have found, signaling what could be a faster-than-expected transition to a future in which whites are no longer a majority of the American population.

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Trump’s Panic over White Loss of Power

The New York Times

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:18AM

NEW YORK--Last week, Pat Buchanan was on “The Laura Ingraham Show” to discuss the humanitarian crisis Donald Trump has created at the border by ripping children away from their parents. He was not particularly sympathetic to these families’ plights, instead choosing to focus on the demographic danger facing whiteness: “This is the great issue of our time.

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In Primary Elections, These Democrats Among Upstarts

Chronicle News Services

Friday, June 29, 2018 at 9:18AM

NEW YORK--For Suraj Patel, running for Congress against an entrenched incumbent has led to some awkward and unexpected moments. Elected officials have asked him to delete their pictures from his campaign’s Facebook page.

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Making Hungry Kids Fund Tax Cuts

Chronicle News Services

Friday, June 29, 2018 at 9:18AM

After tearing apart immigrant families until shamed by international outrage, President Trump and his party have now turned to endangering vulnerable American children. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, if House Republicans get their way, more than two million people, many of them young children, will lose access to the food stamp program known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

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Bowman Preaches About Dry Bones Becoming Alive

Chronicle News Services

Friday, June 29, 2018 at 9:18AM

DALLAS--Kie Bowman, pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, preached the convention sermon from Ezekiel 37, calling on Southern Baptists to ask God to breathe life into families, churches and the Southern Baptist Convention at the annual meeting in Dallas. The meeting ws held earlier this month. Photo by Ethan Loveless Bowman, this year's alternate convention sermon preacher, stepped in to give the meeting's keynote message after Paige Patterson, former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, withdrew.

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Trump Outfoxed in Singapore

Chronicle News Services

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

NEW YORK--It sure looks as if President Trump was hoodwinked in Singapore.

Trump made a huge concession--the suspension of military exercises with South Korea. That’s on top of the broader concession of the summit meeting itself, security guarantees he gave North Korea and the legitimacy that the summit provides his counterpart, Kim Jong-un.

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Young Dancer Performs To Jackson Songs, Tunes

Chronicle News Services

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

Jermier Kirk performed dances to a variety of Michael Jackson songs, mesmerizing a Memorial Day audience.

The 8-year-old performed taking advantage of a smoke-screen that accompanied each dance.

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Security Guard Reunites Man wWith Lost Ring

Chronicle News Services

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

Fifteen years ago Lonnell Alexander sat down to take a final exam at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Alexander, who would habitually clink his Wewoka High School basketball state semifinals ring and his class ring together, took them off to focus and walked out of his final without them.

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The Big Man’s Small Hostages

The New York Times

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

NEW YORK--Why don’t we call the terrified children whose incarceration is riveting the country what they are at this point?

Not migrants. Not detainees. Not pawns, although that comes closest to the mark.

They’re hostages.

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Let Them Eat Trump Steaks

The New York Times

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

NEW YORK--In general, Donald Trump is notoriously uninterested in policy details. It has long been obvious, for example, that he never bothered to find out what his one major legislative victory, the 2017 tax cut, actually did. Similarly, it’s pretty clear that he had no idea what was actually in the Iran agreement he just repudiated.

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Mr. Trump’s Midterm Paranoia

Chronicle News Services

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

President Trump began the week, as is his wont, by having a Twitter fit about the continuing Russia investigation.

“As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?” Mr. Trump groused. “In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!”

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The Big Man’s Small Hostages

The New York Times

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

NEW YORK--Why don’t we call the terrified children whose incarceration is riveting the country what they are at this point?

Not migrants. Not detainees. Not pawns, although that comes closest to the mark.

They’re hostages.

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Snatching Kids from Immigrant Parents

Chronicle News Services

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

Watching President Donald J. Trump blame Democrats for his administration’s inhumane practice of snatching immigrant children from their parents at the border evokes nothing so much as an abusive husband blaming his wife for the beatings he delivers:

Why do you make me do this? I hate doing this! If you’d only be reasonable and listen to me, things wouldn’t have to be this way.

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Father Pleased Now Following a Scare

Chronicle News Services

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:28AM

WHIPPANY, N.J.--Morris Claiborne was in the middle of a walkthrough practice last summer when he got the call--finally--that he was eagerly anticipating.

It was time for his twin daughters to enter the world.

A New York Jets trainer had the cornerback’s cellphone and was tasked with letting him know if and when Claiborne’s now-wife Jennifer was heading to the hospital.

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