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Black Community Needs More Lawyers To Systematically Fight Injustice, Ensure Equality

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons discusses the extreme importance of Black attorneys to work on the behalf of Black, Brown, and poor people who are struggling to obtain the elusive but necessary equality and opportunity for all citizens regardless if they are Plaintiff’s attorneys, Defense attorneys, or corporate attorneys. Damario explains that is it is lawyers and the law that serve on …

Damario Solomon-Simmons Joins Oklahoma’s Premier Full Service Law Firm Riggs Abney

April 1, 2015 TULSA—Riggs Abney is proud to announce the addition of Damario Solomon-Simmons as Of Counsel in our Tulsa office. Solomon-Simmons brings over 11 years of experience to the firm in his areas of practice. He is also a nationally sought-after speaker and social commentator on civil rights, the business of sports, and public policy. Solomon-Simmons is a University …

Trial date is set for Former Oklahoma City Police Officer Accused of Raping Women While on Duty

Source: Matt Dinger/Oklahoman A trial date has been set for a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of raping and assaulting women while on duty. The trial for Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 28, will begin Oct. 26, it was decided during a hearing Wednesday morning.  Holtzclaw will be tried in Oklahoma County District Court on 36 counts, including eight counts of …

The New Jim Crow: Report Shows Voter ID Stops Blacks From Voting

Source: Reid Wilson / The Washington Post Laws requiring voters to show identification when they cast a ballot impact have a greater impact on African Americans and younger voters than on other racial and age groups, according to a new analysis. The report, issued Wednesday by the General Accounting Office [pdf], found that fewer African Americans have the types of …