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 [...]
By Sara Lomax-Reese Photos By Langston Reese “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” James Baldwin My son was tear gassed on Monday. On 676. In the so-called “City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.” He sent me a scrambled [...]
Sweet Honey in the Rock sang, “We who believe in freedom cannot rest…until it comes…” And when will that be? I thought I saw a glimpse of a new American reality with the election of our first Black president. But now I’ve come to realize that this was not a breakthrough. It wasn’t a new […]
Solomon Jones writes in his Philadelphia Daily News column that the School Reform Commission is rigged against Philadelphia’s mostly poor and black children.
Solomon Jones writes in his weekly Philadelphia Daily News column that race, politics and religion have made for a poisonous mix in America.