The annual Martin Luther King Holiday Coalition Job Fair will be held on Friday, August 28 from 10 AM until 2 PM. The location will be The Bryant Center, 2200 N. Bryant Avenue, in Oklahoma City. Continue reading
In light of these recent events, much discussion has taken place about interactions with law enforcement.
In a similar situation, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Join us on Saturday, January 17, at 3:00 P.M., when District Judge Aletia Timmons and State Trooper Paul Timmons will discuss these recent events and how citizens should respond when encountering law enforcement.
This is a community event sponsored by the TLC (Touching Ladies for Christ), the Women’s Ministry of True Vine Ministries, Inc.
Patricia Smith posted her photos to Facebook but they can be viewed by anyone on the Web:
- City-Wide Sunday Celebration and MLK Breakfast on Monday
- MLK Holiday Parade
- African American Art Exhibition – Gaylord Pickens Museum
Patricia is also a CNN iReport contributor and posted the following reports that feature her images:
- Happy Birthday Dr. King….Thank you!! We honor your legacy in Oklahoma on (City-wide and Breakfast Celebration for MLK
- Janice Francis Smith sings and dedicates “I Believe This Belongs To You” at MLK Celebration
- MLK Celebration — AN ARTS EVENING IN OKC — A Salute to Contemporary Black artists in Oklahoma on CNN (They aired this one on CNN TV — this was one of the Editor’s picks by a CNN producer)
Photos of the cross-cultural program at Temple B’nai Israel and of the parade can be found here.
Don’t miss this amazing collection of MLK event photos from professional photography studio Exclamation Images Film & Photography – these are available for purchase if you find a shot of you or your group.
Last but not least, this video of the Tom Guild for Congress contingent from Brennan Society member Ed Bolt:
If you have photos you want to share, from this year or past events, please contact email@example.com.
Highlights of MLK Day 2012 from the Greenwood Tribune – The life and times of the “Black Wall Street of America”
On Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 11 am until 12:30 pm, the community can meet the author of a new history book IMPACT: Blacks In Oklahoma History and some of the history makers chronicled in the book
The event will be held at the Ralph Ellison Library, 1918 NE 23rd Street in Oklahoma City as part of the library’s Black History Month events. This is a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to learn and share with their young ones the many contributions and struggles of Black Oklahoman over the years.
Copies of the book, in soft cover and hardback, will be available for purchase and subsequent signing by Rochelle Stephney-Roberson.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education has added IMPACT: Blacks in Oklahoma History Activities Edition to the state adoption list. It is now approved for use in high schools throughout the state. Oklahoma History is a required subject and our youth deserve to know about the contributions blacks have made to our state.