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 We must support the Black men in Philadelphia being destroyed by gun violence

In the streets of Philadelphia, young Black men are the likeliest victims of gun violence, and they…

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BlackBerry iPhone and me: A love triangle

I thought when I got a younger, slimmer electronic wife, I’d be happier. But I can’t relate to this new girl. She’s just too complicated.

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Happy wife happy life? I put it to the test

A friend mentioned an old Swedish proverb on Facebook: “He who buys what he does not need robs himself.” I immediately thought of all the things I buy that I really don’t need. Then I thought of the real spender … my wife.

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Learning about women from my cat

I’m learning that female behavior is universal, and my lessons are coming from an unusual source – our cat, Styx.

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The Tadpole Conspiracy – Pt 1

The birth of an anti-pet parent May 28, 2011  I’ve had a longstanding rule for my kids: No…

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Words on the Street

Solomon’s life story and his book, The Last Confession, were featured nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition. Listen now!

In other news, Solomon’s Words on the Street writing and literacy program, which is sponsored by the BME Challenge and Verizon, just finished its second year. Click here to learn more.

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Join me, Mayor Jim Kenney and Dr. Ala Stanford for, “Unmasking COVID: Where does Philly go from here?” tonight at 7 pm on Classix 107.9 FM
Just saw this brother going door to door talking to voters. He’s running for the Court of Common Pleas. I liked what he had to say!
We believe in giving the mothers in our family their roses while they’re here, so my children and I did just that for my mother, my mother in law, my aunt and my wife. Whole table covered with flowers. LaVeta in the background making up #mothersday songs. Lol! Love my family.
My #Mom and my #Grandmom dancing at my wedding. Love you Mom! Miss you Grandmom! Love you both!
Join ManUpPHL tonight at 6 pm on Facebook live as we discuss mental health, trauma, and how to heal in the age of gun violence with @helena.fontes.73
Join me now at #EatibleDelights Catering at 1540 E. Wadsworth Ave. I’m signing books! Come by and #BuyBlack
My wife’s shirt from Northeast High 1985. If you look carefully you can see both our names— LaVeta Hewlett and Solomon Jones. Who knew that all these years later we would be married with children? God is full of surprises.
The #COVID monster has nothing on me. I got my shot!
At 8 am we talk to @PPDCommish #DanielleOutlaw about the gun violence happening in #Philly on 900 AM/ 96.1 FM  WURD @onwurd
I got my first shot of the Moderna vaccine in January from a Black nurse at a Black church in North Philly. Dr. ⁦‪@alastanford‬⁩ filmed it. Got my second shot in February. I’m glad I did. Do your research and do what’s best for you. But if I did it anyone can.
Join Great Commission Church for our online Good Friday Service today at 6 pm on Facebook. I will be delivering the 7th last word from Luke 23:46
Join @ManUpPHL as we continue our push against gun violence. Go to ManUpPHL.org to join, to donate, or get help.