Influence of Terence Crutcher shooting felt at Attorney Solomon-Simmons’ Manhood Summit

By Bill Sherman Tulsa World Last month’s fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher by a Tulsa police officer cast a shadow Thursday over the Manhood Summit, an all-day workshop designed to help young black males make a successful transition to adulthood. “Black young men in America, you’ve got the odds stacked against you,” Tulsa attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons told the more than …

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Black Male Cipher Informs, Inspires, and Empowers Fatherless Black Boys

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity,” is the first  verse of one of my favorite scriptures Psalms 133. The premise of  this powerful scripture  was the motivation for the MVP Foundation’s All-In Mentoring Program  1st Black Male Cipher (“BMC”) with our 8th graders KIPP Tulsa  last Friday November 21st.   The BMC was a …