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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Strong Black Men Are Created by Strong Black Men

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons discusses his Foundation’s focus on Black males and his solution-oriented Program featuring national experts Etan Thomas, Boyce Watkins, and David Miller that provides tangible answers and resources related to fatherhood and manhood issues, including opportunities for experienced fathers to volunteer to mentor young fathers.

Don’t Blame The Kids: America’s Adults and Pop-Culture Whats Wrong With Youth

After spending the last couple of weeks at three Tulsa Public High Schools mentoring 7th grade Black males enrolled in our All-In Mentoring Program. I am convinced that there is nothing inherently wrong with this generation of kids. Yes, on average, today’s youth are more disrespectful of authority, more sexually active, and more violent than twenty years ago. Of course, …