Legal Diversity Pipeline Program Highlighted

High school students in a federal courtroom. Students in a federal court as part of the legal training seminar. TULSA, Oklahoma – Tulsa students from McLain, Booker T and Rogers high schools took part in an all day legal training seminar to show them career opportunities in the legal field. Tulsa attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons says the seminar was his way …

From Talk to Action: LCLD Making Legal Diversity Top Priority for Nation’s Top Corporate Law Practioners

According to the American Bar Association, the legal field is the least diverse profession in the United States.  That sad reality — and the 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 reverse …

President Obama Announces Plan to Empower African-American Students

  While President Obama’s remarks about “AK-47s are for soldiers” made during his National Urban League speech earlier this week attracted most of the headlines, in my opinion the most substantial part of his speech was the announcement of an African-American Education Office to “help coordinate the efforts of communities and agencies to ensure that African-American youth are prepared for …

Obscenities “highlight” BET Awards

Embarrassing. Unprofessional. Childish.  This is how I best describe last night’s BET awards.  Even though musicians have the right to be as vulgar and profane as they want. Do they really have to be to sell their product at all times? Has the morals and values of America degraded so badly that to become commercially successful one has to  pump …