The new Vanguart Production House is providing a safe space for African-American artists to create here in OKC. Actors discussed the tough challenges they face finding work, as well as the tough subjects they tackle in Vanguart's first play.
Despite recent technological advances in medicine, pregnancy-related complications are killing twice as many women now than 25 years ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rates are even worse in the black community.
A recent donation of feminine hygiene products to a school in Shawnee is making a big impact in the lives of girls there. Pleasant Grove caters to mostly Native American students, and the help is especially needed in their community.