Author: Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones writes in his Daily News column that Pope Francis’s visit could leave behind impoverished Philadelphia families who are most in need of a blessing.
Solomon Jones says the Ahmed Mohamed story shows that Muslims are now experiencing the kind of prejudice that blacks have seen for years.
Solomon Jones says the start of a new school year will either force us to hold everyone accountable, or lose a generation to failure.
Solomon Jones writes, “Some seem to believe that it is incumbent upon black people to remain silent when police unjustly beat, shoot, or otherwise harm us. If we dare to speak up about such treatment, then we are deemed responsible for whatever negative actions occur afterward.”
When you’re writing two weekly columns, doing television commentary and hosting a daily radio show, there’s very little glamour involved. In my darkest moments, I am huddled in a bathroom with a phone and computer.
Solomon writes: A string of government studies has shown that black children are treated differently. The latest, a scathing Justice Department report on the juvenile-justice system in St. Louis County, Mo., found that when black youth get in trouble, they are treated more harshly than whites.
When we fail to prioritize learning, we fail to prioritize our children. It is children, after all, who most poignantly illustrate the passage of time. And if our children don’t matter, then all the talk of marriage in our society is empty, selfish rhetoric, designed to create hollow pleasures that don’t last.