Tariq El Shabazz is a Philadelphia lawyer who worked as a defense attorney and as an assistant DA before being appointed as head of investigations and first assistant in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. He resigned and is now a candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney. Listen to Solomon’s Wake Up With WURD interview now. Photo: Tariq El Shabazz…

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Milo Yiannopoulos, now the former senior editor at right-wing Breitbart News after being forced to resign, has finally found the boundaries of free speech. After President Trump and others fiercely defended Yiannopoulos’ right to speak hatefully about blacks, Muslims, transgender people, and immigrants online and on college campuses, the provocative writer and commentator finally went…

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immigrant battle

I WATCHED with mixed emotions as my elected representatives rushed to the aid of immigrants and refugees whose rights had been violated by the Trump administration. They were right to speak out. President Trump’s ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries was unconstitutional. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when ordinary citizens joined with elected officials to protest.…

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I’ve watched with mounting concern as religious freedom has been challenged at the highest levels of American government. At the center of this religious fight is a presidential executive order that banned most travel to America from seven majority Muslim countries. Several judges, including US District Court Judge James Robart, have issued rulings that temporarily…

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MAKE NO MISTAKE. The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of Education on Tuesday is a direct attack on America’s children of color. That’s because black and brown children now constitute the majority of students in America’s public schools. And according to the National Center for Education Statistics, the percentage of whites is expected to…

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In the hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday, the battle for America’s soul took shape. President Trump and Press Secretary Sean Spicer sparred with journalists as the New York Times and other media reported that anti-Trump protesters at the Washington DC Women’s March outnumbered crowds for the inauguration itself. Cities like…

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