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 …

Attorney Solomon-Simmons, More Than 1,000 Others Pay Their Respects To Terence Crutcher At His Funeral

It was standing room only as family, friends, community officials and those simply wanting to pay their respects said their final goodbyes to 40-year-old Terence Crutcher. The services were held at Antioch Baptist Church Saturday (Sept. 24) a little over a week after he was gunned down. Crutcher became the latest unarmed black man to be killed by police. On Sept. …

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 …