United States Patent and Trademark Office Rules Redskins Logo Offensive, Cancel Trademark Protection

Source: Bruce Handy/Vanity Fair The nickname Redskins, as in the Washington Redskins, is racist, and the team and the N.F.L. should be ashamed of themselves for not having changed it years if not decades ago. Really, it’s obvious. But the judges on the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office couldn’t be quite so blunt. …

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Watch U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) thanks attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons

U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) thanks attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons for his leadership and passion for fighting for justice and equality for downtrodden people in general and for the elderly survivors of the Greenwood Massacre a/k/a 1921 Tulsa Race Riot in particular during the 2005 National Greenwood Reparations Town Hall Damario organized and hosted. The Town Hall featured speeches from Rep. …

“Bright Red” Oklahoma’s Black Roots

At the end of the Civil War,  the newly emancipated African “Americans” suffered from the brunt of so much hostility one scholar writes “Black folk were always on the move, throwing off oppression like stifling clothes and inhabiting new lands with old hopes of freedom.”  The search took African-Americans to Kansas, Canada, Mexico, and even back home to Africa.  But …

Cause for Change: Legal Diversity Pursued by Legal Leaders

. According to the American Bar Association, the legal field is the least diverse profession in the United States.  That sad reality — and the proven fact that diversity improves the product for a client, enriches the work environment, and enhances the overall image and morale of our country — should prompt all segments of the legal profession to implement a program to …