For five days, a 10-year-old boy named Nasyre Jones has been missing. He disappeared as snow fell in the city, as expectations fell in our community, and as the vast majority of the media fell silent. And while we need to talk about police shootings and impeachment trials,  Nasyre is more important than all of that,…

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The Philly Fighting COVID debacle, where a group of self-described “college kids” with little-to-no medical experience was given a city partnership to run a mass vaccination program, is more than a national embarrassment. It could very well worsen the Black community’s mistrust of the COVID-19 vaccine—a mistrust our community can’t afford.  Having watched for months…

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Hank Aaron died this weekend at the age of 86, after a lifetime of breaking barriers.   Funny thing is, most of us have no idea what Hank Aaron did or what it meant, or why a baseball player would be so important. But here’s the reality. Baseball is a sport that’s defined America from the…

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As a father, my heart breaks because a 9-year-old girl was shot dead by another child when they were left alone with a gun.    It happened Wednesday morning, when police responded to a report of a shooting on North Bouvier Street. Officers found the girl in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the…

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I get mad on King Day. I get mad because we’re still fighting for the same things King fought and died for. I get mad because the ones who killed him are still fighting us today. But more than anything, I get mad because we celebrate a King who had nothing but a dream. And…

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Run me my money. That was my response when I heard Joe Biden propose a $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan that includes a $2000 check for most Americans. I’ve spent decades paying taxes, tickets, fines and fees to the government, not to mention my time in the Department of Motor Vehicles, a hellish place where…

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