Kids have long road to heal after Oklahoma police shooting

The detectives fired at least 26 shots, said Damario Solomon-Simmons, a Tulsa civil rights attorney representing Hill. Gunfire punctured the part of Asia’s brain that controls some movement and behavior, medical records show. Asia’s 5-year-old brother suffered a skull fracture and her 1-year-old sister was left with deep cuts on her face from gunfire or shattered window glass. Asia’s 2-year-old …

The black Americans suing to reclaim their Native American identity

Johnnie Mae Austin and her grandson, Damario Solomon-Simmons, can tell you everything about their ancestry. They can go back as far as 1810, the year Solomon-Simmons’ great-great-great-great-grandfather, Cow Tom, was born. With undeniable pride, they recount the man’s feats of bravery during the civil war, and his leadership within Oklahoma’s Creek population. Read the full story here.