Rev. Al Sharpton: 40 Years of “No Justice, No Peace!”

Enjoyed speaking with Rev. Al Sharpton backstage at the Essence Music Festival.  Among other things, Rev. Sharpton told an excited Essence crowd that President Obama needed their unwavering support and enthusiasm to win in November, that the struggle for full equality was far from over, and continue to pray and stand with the parents of Trayvone Martin who accompanied Rev. Sharpton on stage. No …

Beyond the Dream: OCU Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

  Oklahoma City University will host a prominent civil rights attorney as the guest speaker for its Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The program is free to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on N.W. 23rd Street between Blackwelder and Kentucky avenues. Damario Solomon-Simmons will give a presentation titled “Beyond …

Beyond the Dream: OCU Students Committ to Truly Knowing Dr. King

Had a blessed time last night giving the keynote for Oklahoma City University’s annual MLK Celebration.  The lively crowd included former United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge and current Oklahoma City University president Robert Henry, hip-hop star Kanye West’s grandfather (pictured right and who participated in the nation’s first ever sit-in), and prominent […]