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Protesters from the Black Emergency Response Team (BERT) at the University of Oklahoma have staged sit-ins at interim President Joseph Harroz's office in Evans Hall to demand the resignation of Provost (senior administrative official) Kyle Harper. The protesters claim Harper "allows racism to fester on campus" after two professors used the n-word in classrooms, the College Fix reports.

Oklahoma City, OK, changed 23 years ago today when an explosion happened at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building at 9:02AM. It killed 168 people, including 19 children and three unborn children. Every year, we hold a ceremony at 9AM at the OKC Memorial to remember and mourn those we lost.

Another earthquake has hit the sports world after reports emerged that the FBI has arrested 10 NCAA basketball officials, including four assistant coaches, along with executives at Adidas on charges of fraud and corruption. From ESPN:
"The picture painted by the charges brought today is not a pretty one,'' Joon H. Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said at a Tuesday news conference. "Coaches at some of the nation's top programs soliciting and accepting cash bribes. Managers and financial advisers circling blue-chip prospects like coyotes. And employees of one of the world's largest sportswear companies secretly funneling cash to the families of high school recruits."

It appears Turkey will do anything to get its hands on Oklahoma City Thunder's Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of Dictator President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In May, Turkey canceled Kanter's passport when he landed in Romania, but luckily he made it back to the states. Then the country issued an arrest warrant for Kanter, which stated he belongs to a "terror group" that supports preacher Fetullah Gulen. You know, the preacher that Erdogan blames for everything. Now Turkey has now taken aim at Kanter's family even though the family publicly disowned Kanter last summer.

So this fiasco started last summer when OKC Thunder star Enes Kanter voiced his support for Fetullah Gulen, the preacher that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for everything. Kanter's family, who resides in Turkey, publicly disowned him. Then last weekend Romania didn't allow Kanter to enter the country because Turkey canceled his passport. Luckily, the country didn't deport Kanter and he made it safely back to the states. But Turkey will not stop. Now officials have issued an arrest warrant for Kanter for allegedly belonging to the "terrorist group" Gulenist Terror Group (FETO).

OKC Thunder star Enes Kanter has tweeted out that Romanian officials have detained him at the airport after Turkey canceled his passport. Kanter has spoken out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and voiced support for Fetullah Gulen, the preacher Erdogan has blamed for failed coups. From ESPN:
Kanter, who arrived in Bucharest from Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of his 2017 Enes Kanter Light Foundation global tour, posted a video on Twitter in which police officers have "been holding us here for hours." "The reason behind it is just, of course, my political views," Kanter, who turned 25 Saturday, said in the video. "And the guy who did it is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey."

Twenty-two years ago today, at 9:02 AM, a homemade bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK. The bomb killed 168 people, which included 19 children. The attack at the time was the worst terrorist attack on American soil until 9/11. Every single year, us in Oklahoma City remember this tragic attack at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Survivors and family members of the victims decorate the beautiful chairs that adorn the memorial, one for each victim. I did not live in OKC at the time, but the city has become my home and trust me, you do not have to be from around here to have it affect you.