Talk host Solomon Jones to the airwaves of WURD 900 AM / W241CH 96.1 FM, Pennsylvania’s only black owned talk-radio station, where the Inquirer and Daily News columnist previously worked as a host from 2014 to 2017. Starting May 6, Jones will host the Wake Up With WURD morning show, replacing current host, Aaron Smith, who…

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There’s so much happening that sometimes it’s easy to be overwhelmed. The president is lying about coronavirus, the homeless are camped out on the Parkway, fires are raging in California, and the most important election of our lifetimes is less than two months away.  But in Philadelphia, the most immediate danger is gun violence. Gun…

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Imagine you run a country and something’s killing the people you’re supposed to protect. Now imagine being so selfish, so utterly triflin’, that you lie about it because you care more about power than you do about the people. If you can imagine doing that, congratulations, you’re Donald Trump. Because no one else would tell…

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Black businesses have suffered terribly during the coronavirus pandemic. When the shutdowns began, barbershops and beauty salons, businesses that double as centers of black culture—were closed as nonessential. Black restaurants were shuttered almost from the start. Book stores and coffee shops were shut down and told they weren’t needed. Then, as the lockdown dragged on,…

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I heard Trump talk about law and order at the Republican National Convention, and I like peace just like the next person. But when there is no justice, there can be no peace. Donald Trump and his minions have spent a week making a mockery of justice during their national convention. They say there must…

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Juneteenth is a celebration that can’t be contained in twenty-four hours, because while it commemorates the day that African Americans were truly freed from slavery, freedom is not finite. And so, this weekend as I watch Donald Trump hold a political rally at an indoor arena even as a deadly virus circulates, I will celebrate…

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For three years, I called for the Frank Rizzo statue to be moved from its taxpayer-funded perch in the shadow of City Hall. But in the chaos leading up to the Kenney administration’s decision to remove the notorious monument this week, I learned that there are those who unabashedly support the brutality the statue represents. I learned…

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