Author: Solomon Jones

Solomon Jones | The Philadelphia Inquirer When I watched the video of Walter Wallace Jr., 27, being gunned down by two Philadelphia police officers on Monday, I was overcome by sadness and rage. Then a sense of calm certainty overtook those roiling emotions, because I was sure of one thing. This would not have happened [...]
Solomon Jones | SolomonJones.com This week 13 men were arrested on federal or state charges for plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Fortunately for Gov. Whitmer and the rest of us, these guys weren’t necessarily professional in their approach. They got caught because they shared their crazy ideas on social media. Then they started [...]
Solomon Jones | SolomonJones.com Last week ended with the news that President Trump and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19, and this week, things got even crazier. We learned that Trump’s oxygen levels dropped more than once. We learned that he was transported to Walter Reed military hospital. We learned that he was being treated with [...]
Solomon Jones | Inquirer.com Hours before a presidential debate that erased the boundaries of political decorum, I spoke to Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. I asked her about the concerns of Black Philadelphians—a community that could very well decide the election. In the state’s most populous city, where African Americans make up nearly [...]
Solomon Jones | WHYY.org   Former Louisville Police Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in the incident that killed Breonna Taylor. But no one, including Hankison, has been charged with killing her. That is not justice, and in my view, there should be no peace. Hankison faces up to five years [...]
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams talks voter suppression, the 2020 campaign, and why she supports Joe Biden on Wake Up With WURD with Solomon Jones.
Solomon Jones, host of Wake Up With WURD on WURD Radio, interviews Symone Sanders who is a seasoned political strategist and former CNN political commentator. Ms. Sanders currently serves as senior advisor for former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. She joins Wake Up With WURD to talk about her current role and also [...]
Solomon Jones | WHYY.org So much that’s happened in the last week has been emblematic of the chaos of 2020. Iconic civil rights leaders John Lewis and C.T. Vivian died. Federal agents snatched protesters off Portland streets at the Trump administration’s behest. Then, after months of downplaying their importance, President Trump finally admitted that masks [...]
Solomon Jones | The Philadelphia Inquirer During my teen years in North Philly, we had a label for the guy who got a little too comfortable before he really got a chance to know you. He was the guy who said things that might’ve been appropriate coming from your cousin or your best friend. However, [...]

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