solomon jones

In August 1619, English pirates landed at Point Comfort, Virginia with more than 20 Africans they’d taken captive from a Portuguese slave ship. The pirates traded the Africans for food, and thus began the African slave trade in what would later become the United States.  So 400 years of discomfort began at Point Comfort. Four […]

There was a time I respected John McCain. After all, he was a patriot — a hero who had endured torture in the service of his country. But now, with his vote to set in motion a process that will cause millions of Americans to lose their health care, McCain has betrayed the most vulnerable […]

This week’s Mind Your Business features “Got Laundry?” — a laundromat run by husband-wife team Takiyah Green and Ray Wall. Stay tuned to WURD for more about their business growth plans!

This week’s Mind Your Business features Zurifab Fashion Boutique, a unique mobile business that brings fashion to you wherever you are. The challenge? Moving to the next level.

WURD family, here’s the latest edition of Mind Your Business, where Solomon Jones speaks with Aisha Al Muid of Miss Mahogany Boutique. Be sure to tune in every other Thursday for more Mind Your Business!

WURD family, here’s the latest edition of “Mind Your Business,” where Solomon Jones speaks with Mike Monroe of Philadelphia’s ESPM Hair Zone barber shop. Tune in Thursday morning to hear about Mike’s dreams to turn his business into a chain.

Check out the latest “Mind Your Business” segment on Wake Up With WURD! Solomon Jones spoke with Phyllis Carter, the owner of Philadelphia’s A Part of Me consignment shop, about her road from tragedy to triumph.

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.

The questionable death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell – allegedly a suicide – has forced me to revisit the ugly realities I explained to my children in the aftermath of the Michael Brown case.


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