Why We Need Black Attorneys

 According to the American Bar Association, the legal profession has the least representation of racial diversity. It is time for a change in the diversity of American law practitioners. The number of minority law students and attorneys are trending down, and this is problematic for two basic reasons:  1.  With the rapid diversification of our nation, it is of the …

Fighting for Greenwood Because Black Lives Have Always Mattered

This classic pic circa 2003 was taken during a press conference,  I helped organzine and participated  regarding the Greenwod Massacre as a 3rd year law student. One of the highlights of my life is the coubtless hours I spent with Dr. John Hope Franklin and Prof. Charles Ogletree fighting for reparations for the destruction of Greenwood (my community)due to the …

Black People Created Memorial Day To Honor White Union Soldiers

Did you know the very 1st “Memorial Day” was celebrated by Blacks May 1, 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina according to recent research uncovered by Yale professor of History David Blight Prof. Blight highlights that what we now call Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day.” This day of rememberance of those who died in War was actually created by …