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A Taste of Lawton, Oklahoma

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT LAWTON?

  1. Lawton is the county seat of Comanche County, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Located in the southwestern region of Oklahoma approximately 80 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, it is the principal city of the Lawton Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 US Census, Lawton's population was 96,867, making it the fifth largest city in the state.

  2. The city's proximity to Fort Sill Military Reservation gave Lawton economic and population stability in the region throughout the 20th century. Although Lawton's economy is still largely dependent on Fort Sill, it has also grown to encompass manufacturing, higher education, health care, and retail. The city's government is run by a council-manager government consisting of a city manager and a city council headed by a mayor. Interstate 44 and three major United States Highways serve the city, while Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport connects Lawton by air. Recreation can be found at the city's many parks, lakes, museums, and festivals. Notable residents of the city include many musical and literary artists as well as several professional athletes.

  3. Lawton is primarily centered on government, manufacturing and retail trade industries. Lawton MSA ranks fourth in Oklahoma with Gross Domestic Product of $4.2 billion produced in 2008 with a majority ($2.1 billion) in the government sector. Fort Sill is the largest employer of jobs in Lawton, employing over 5,000 full time employees. In the private sector, the largest employer is Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company with 2,400 full time employees.

  4. Events and festivals: Lawton is home to many annual attractions including the annual Prince of Peace Easter Passion Play. It is held in the Holy City in the Wichita Mountain Refuge each year on Palm Sunday and continues to Easter Eve. It continues to be one of the longest running Easter Passion plays in the nation and was the basis for the 1949 movie The Prince of Peace. In May, Lawton Arts for All, Inc hosts the Arts for All Festival. The festival accommodates several judged art competitions, as well as live entertainment. The festival is typically held at Shepler Park. In late September, Lawton hosts The International Festival. Founded in 1979, the event showcases the many different culture, arts, and music of the community.

  5. The median income for a household in the city was $32,521, and the median income for a family was $37,831.

  6. Lawton lies in a dry subtropical climate, with frequent variations in weather daily, except during the constantly hot and dry summer months. Frequent strong winds, usually from the south or south-southeast during the summer, help to lessen the hotter weather. Northerly winds during the winter can occasionally intensify cold periods.

Radio Stations
KMGZ 95.3 FM Lawton, OK Top-40
KJMZ 97.9 FM Cache, OK Urban Contemporary
KVSP 103.5 FM Anadarko, OK Hip Hop
KKRX 1050 AM Lawton, OK Urban Contemporary
KXCA 1380 AM Lawton, OK Sports

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Demographics of Lawton, Oklahoma

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

61.34%

23.06%

3.81%

2.46%

9.40%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Lawton, Oklahoma

     
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Businesses in Lawton, Oklahoma


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Black Hair Unlimited -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1410 Northwest Ferris Avenue, Lawton, OK 73507 (580) 355-1340

  2. Strands Hair Design -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1629 Northwest Cache Road Lawton, OK 73507 (580) 355-1629

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Mabuhay International -  Category: Ethnic Foods -   1911 NW Sheridan Rd. Lawton, OK 73505 (580) 248-4567  - (visit website)

  2. No More Phone Bills -  Category: Phone Service -  We offer unlimited nationwide 4G mobile phone service talk/text, web for $49month or free. Find out how to get free service and earn extra income. Eliminate your cell phone bill!   - 1911 NW Sheridan Rd. Lawton, OK (580) 917-1771  - (visit website)

  3. The Perfect Business -  Category: Shopping -  We show average people how to receive FREE Groceries, FREE Gasoline, and anything else you can purchase from Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. We also show you how to earn $500 - $5000 daily, weekly, or monthly with our business opportunity.   - 1911 Sheridan Rd. Lawton, OK (580) 366-2401

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Chit's Eat & Grin BBQ & Blues -  Category: BBQ -  3708 SW J Ave. Lawton, OK 73505 (580) 353-1777

  2. Church's Chicken -  Category: Southern/Soul, Fast Food -  1925 NW Sheridan Rd, Lawton, OK (580) 248-4336

  3. Cracker Barrel OLD Country Store -  Category: Comfort Food -  601 E Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK (580) 248-1477

  4. Crockett's Smokehouse -  Category: BBQ -  1508 W Gore Blvd Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 357-7427   - (visit website)

  5. Fish 2 Go -  Category: Seafood -  1905 NW Sheridan Rd Lawton, OK 73505 (580) 248-7777

  6. Jamaican Cuisine -  Category: Jamaican -  1806 NW Fort Sill Blvd, Lawton, OK (580) 248-1215

  7. John & Cook's Bar-B-Que -  Category: BBQ -  1310 SW 21st St, Lawton, OK (580) 248-0036

  8. King's BBQ -  Category: BBQ -  2910 NW Cache Lawton, OK 73505 (580) 353-6141

  9. Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits -  Category: Southern/Soul, Fast Food -  6119 NW Cache Rd, Lawton, OK (580) 354-1010

  10. Ribs & More -  Category: BBQ -  6746 NW Cache Rd Lawton, OK 73505 (580) 510-0709

  11. Sam's Soul Food & Bar B Q -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  2122 W Gore Blvd Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 250-0075   - (visit website)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Highlights of Black women doing positive things in Lawton Oklahoma. A project for black history month.

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black/african american special events

Mabuhay International


Lawton's 2013 International Festival! "A Celebration of Cultures" held annually on last weekend in September

http://www.cityof.lawton.ok.us/lahc/IF.htm

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black/african american opinion

Say it loud, Democrat and I'm Proud!


Along with the lyrics,there is a sound recording attached to this posting. Please give a listen and I would like to hear you opinion. I would like for President Obama to hear the song and consider playing it at the Democratic National Convention. Hope to hear from you.

LISTEN

Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!

We have arguments about pro-life and pro-choice It my belief that every woman should have her own voice Some people say that I'm a liberal because I look ahead and not behind Because I welcome new ideas and try to be gentle and kind

Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!

Don't say I'm not a Christian because I don't do as you do Don't decide what is good for me and I won't decide what is good for you Most democrats believe in God and try to do as he commands It is not your position to decide where we stand

Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!

Some criticize me because I have a different ideology But I'm also a loyal American and I make no apology I will work hard and I'm hell bent To elect a democrat as our next president A proud democrat, loyal American, well educated and motivated I will stand up for my beliefs and will not be intimidated I hear many in the GOP say we need to take our country back Well, this country belongs to me too, and that is a simple fact

Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm a democrat and I'm proud!

( I'm convinced that we can work through the stalemate I believe in compromise and I'm not driven by hate)

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CHURCHES



  1. Barnett Chapel A M E Church -  3421 Southwest Abilene Drive Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 355-6326

  2. Bethel Church of God In Christ -  1712 SW C Ave Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 355-0040  - (visit website)

  3. Grant Chapel AME Church -  1628 Southwest McKinley Avenue, Lawton, OK 73501-7118 (580) 353-2229

  4. Hope Deliverance Temple Cogic -  3503 Se 60Th St Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 355-3780

  5. New Hope Church of God in Christ -  1502 SW Monroe Ave Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 355-3237 - (visit website)

  6. Rose Hill Church of Christ -  New Testament Church. We learn from the old testament as we adhere to the doctrine in the new testament.   - 1212 SW Tennessee Ave Lawton, OK (580) 357-6768

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Comanche Nation Casino -  Category: Entertainment -   402 Southeast I 44, Lawton, OK 73501-5493 (580) 354-2000   - (visit website)

  2. Harlows of Lawton -  Category: Night Club, Lounge within Ramada Inn -   601 Northwest 2nd Street, Lawton, OK 73507-5402 (580) 595-4892

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Lawton Birthday Celebration
    (August)  Location: Elmer Thomas Park, 3rd & NW Ferris Ave. Lawton OK (580) 581-3471   - (visit website)

    Festivities include great food and entertainment.


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