Walter Wallace Jr. would still be alive if he were white

When I watched the video of Walter Wallace Jr., 27, being gunned down by two Philadelphia police officers on Monday, I was overcome by sadness and rage. Then a sense of calm certainty overtook those roiling emotions, because I was sure of one thing. This would not have happened if Walter Wallace Jr. were white.…

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The plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer exposes the hate for women in power

This week 13 men were arrested on federal or state charges for plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Fortunately for Gov. Whitmer and the rest of us, these guys weren’t necessarily professional in their approach. They got caught because they shared their crazy ideas on social media. Then they started making plans with people…

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Trump shows us what NOT to do when you get COVID

Last week ended with the news that President Trump and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19. And this week, things got even crazier. We learned that Trump’s oxygen levels dropped more than once. We learned that he was transported to Walter Reed military hospital. We learned that he was being treated with an experimental…

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Trump and the GOP want to steal Philly’s votes and steal the presidency

Philadelphia will decide the presidential election, because whoever wins Philly will probably win Pennsylvania, and whoever wins Pennsylvania will probably win the White House. It’s really that simple, and both parties know it. That’s why when coronavirus made in-person voting dangerous, Democrats pushed to make satellite election offices available in Philadelphia. The offices are possible…

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Watch Solomon’s exclusive interview with Kamala Harris

Hours before a presidential debate that erased the boundaries of decency, I spoke to Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. I asked her about the concerns of Black Philadelphians—a community that could very well decide the election. The need for Black votes makes Harris, a woman of Black and South Asian heritage, more…

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