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Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones has had his sentence commuted to life in prison without the possibility of parole after the nation came together to petition on his behalf.

A teacher from Oklahoma City is under fire for his recent comments about White people.

As two separate investigations continue, led by the Justice Department and the Tulsa County District Attorney's office, more details emerge regarding Crutcher and Betty Shelby, the officer who fatally shot Crutcher in the middle of the road as he walked with his hands up towards his SUV.

Attorneys for the NAACP filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of the residents and businesses affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The suit filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court says the individuals tasked to evaluate the water quality failed to test and treat the water, leading to contamination. Ten people are named […]

A Black teenager from Oklahoma decided to defend herself - violently - after she was called a racial slur by a White teen.

An Oklahoma missionary was sentenced to 40 years in prison this week after he was found guilty of raping Kenyan orphans while volunteering at a children's home.

Quinton Laster, 20, the couple's grandson, is being held on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Sharon Reed, 59, and James Reed, 78, the report says.

An attorney representing victims of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, convicted of raping Black women, condemned prison officials for removing any trace of his whereabouts from the database, saying it is causing his clients "crushing anxiety."

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The husband of the mayor of a small Oklahoma town has apologized for posing as a Ku Klux Klan member for Halloween.

A four-year-old was subjected to embarrassment when a teacher allegedly told his mother the student was “evil” and “sinister” for being left-handed. Alisha Sands said her son Zayde just started pre-school at Oakes Elementary in Okemah, OK when the incident occurred. Sands noticed her son was writing with his right hand, even though he is left-handed. […]

A white mayoral candidate in Oklahoma who performed in drag and blackface as a character named “Pollyester Kotton” is now apologizing for what he categorized as “satire.” Bill Helton, a hair dresser currently serving as Elk City’s commissioner, told KFOR that he meant no harm when he created Kotton (yep, with a K); a character inspired […]