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 …

War on Drugs or War on Blacks?

With drug usage virtually identical across race why is that there are 3  Black for every 2 Latinos, and 1 white arrested, convicted, and sentenced for non-violated drug offenses.  This unexplained and troubling statistic must be forthrightly confronted and an eliminated as soon as possible.   A major factor in our justice system working properly, is our collectively respect and …

What All Championship Teams Know About Winning in the 21st Century

“Just as in sports, the business team with the best talent, that is the best trained and the most motivated, usually wins the championship.”  This is how I started my presentation on Diversity and Inclusion at Conner & Winters’ annual partners’ retreat in September, 2013.  Conner & Winters is one of Oklahoma’s oldest and most prestigious law firms, with over …