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By Hadriana Lowenkron | The Plug From Black Lives Matter and police brutality, to COVID-19 and racial disparities in public health, millions of people took to the streets last summer to protest injustice. For many Americans, however, their words and posters do not match their financial investments — a disconnect two organizations are attempting to [...]
This story is part of the SoJo Exchange of COVID-19 stories from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. By Sarah Gustavus | Solutions Journalism Network SJN’s Economic Mobility Beat needs open-minded journalists willing to shed biases, tired narratives and musty ideas A few years ago, [...]
By Solomon Jones | WHYY.org Before COVID-19 shut down the world, I would often take my family to a bowling alley in East Norriton, Montgomery County. Back then, it was called the Facenda-Whitaker Bowling Lanes. Now it’s called the Our Town Alley Bowling Lanes, and it’s called one thing more — a murder scene. In the days [...]
This story is part of the SoJo Exchange of COVID-19 stories from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. By Sara Catania | Solutions Journalism Network Going into her senior year as a journalism major at FAMU, Nallah Brown was having serious doubts about her chosen [...]
Solomon Jones | Inquirer.com In homes that are even the least bit conscious about America’s long history of racial bias, one of many lessons Black parents teach their children is this one: You have to be twice as good to get half as much. That key verse from what I like to call “The Big [...]
WURD Radio is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on economic mobility. Read more at brokeinphilly.org or follow at @brokeinphilly.   By Eugene Sonn | Resolve Philly Month after month, we hear report after report about how one of the more painful parts of losing a loved one to COVID is not [...]
By Sara Lomax-Reese | President & CEO of WURD Radio On Wednesday white supremacy was on parade in full view, in all its twisted manifestations. As I watched the Capitol being stormed, I was struck by the laissez faire attitude of the police, the entitlement of the mob and the incredulity of the media commentators. [...]
Solomon Jones | WHYY.org The scene was unlike anything we’d ever witnessed. An angry mob descended on Capitol Hill after attending a rally where President Donald Trump erroneously claimed the election was stolen and directed his followers to confront members of Congress. “We’re going to walk down there, and I’ll be there with you,” Trump [...]
Solomon Jones | solomonjones.com What must we do to get justice? That’s what I’m asking after the Kenosha Wisconsin D.A. failed to charge a white cop for shooting a Black man in the back. The victim, Jacob Blake, had been trying to break up an argument between two women, and as he walked back to [...]

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