Gays Against Groomers Call for Support

In an update from Gays Against Groomers, founder Jaimee Michell is asks for support to fund a “growing need for security to ensure the safety and well-being of all our members and attendees.”

Gays Against Groomers mission is described as “dedication to stand against those who wish to harm innocent children.”

As published by the UCLA Williams Institute, Tulsa’s population of LGBT is 4.1 % of the population of the city with a gender ration of 44% male and 56% female. The race of the community in Tulsa is noted as 59% while and 41% all other races. Of those in Tulsa 34% are raising children and 66% are not.

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We Have Local Control Over our Schools, or Do We?

Analysis: I am a big fan of local control.  I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I want local control over my business, my city and the school district that serves my city where I own several properties.  More than control I want my business, my city and the school system that serves my city to be successful.

As far as I know the Tulsa Public School system (TPS) has always been controlled by people who reside in Tulsa.  Therefore, TPS has had and currently has local control.

In my view there are three methods of local control for a school district.  The first is what I will call superintendent control, the second is school board control and the third is parental and citizen control.

There is something positive to be said for each of these. 

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Human Services host sessions on aging

In May, Oklahoma Human Services will host 10 listening sessions in five different cities across the state to assess the needs of aging Oklahomans. Through these open forum listening sessions, the agency plans to gather critical information from the current aging community and its providers to help in the development of a Multisector Plan on Aging. The agency is inviting Tulsa residents to participate Tuesday, May 9 at Life Senior Center at Southminster (3500 S. Peoria Ave.) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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First American Art Magazine celebrates

First American Art Magazine (FAAM), a quarterly print and digital journal covering art by Indigenous peoples of the Americas, will celebrate its tenth anniversary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a free evening reception coinciding with Tulsa’s First Friday Art Walk on May 5, 2023, from 6 to 9 p.m. The reception will take place in the atrium at Archer Studios at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the public is invited to attend.

Complimentary copies of the current FAAM No. 38, Spring 2023 issue, stickers, and bookmarks will be available. Chef Nico Albert (Cherokee Nation) of Burning Cedar Indigenous Foods will cater the event and publishing editor America Meredith (Cherokee Nation) and contributing editor Stacy Pratt, PhD (Mvskoke) will share remarks. 

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Rep. Brecheen officially endorses Trump

Oklahoma District Two Congressman Josh Brecheen today announced that he is officially endorsing President Donald J. Trump for President in 2024.

“I voted for and supported President Trump in 2016 and 2020, and I will support him for President in 2024.  His actions as President were bold, decisive, and game-changing for our country, and we need that kind of leadership again. 

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