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Solomon and son talk Ferguson on Nightline

In the wake of Ferguson, I worry about my son. Those words, from a Philadelphia Daily News column I wrote, led to a call from a producer at ABC’s Nightline. Within 24 hours, my son and I were in our house with anchor Byron Pitts and a film crew talking about race, class, police, and life as a black man. A white family was featured, as well. The result was honest, needed, and real. Watch now …

Want to hear more from Solomon Jones on family and fatherhood? Order the ebook, Daddy’s Home: A memoir of fatherhood and laughter.

51IlSj1Yj-L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Fresh off his appearance on Nightline, award-winning parenting columnist Solomon Jones releases his hilarious new memoir, Daddy’s Home. In one crazy diary entry after another, Jones spirits readers along on a comical ten-year journey from wedded bliss to smelly diapers to panhandling toddlers and teens. Along the way, Jones reveals the links between fatherhood, weight gain and poverty—and manages to do so with love. Funny, endearing and true, Daddy’s Home: A memoir of fatherhood and laughter is a loving tribute to marriage and fatherhood—a must-read for dads and the people who love them.

Don’t want it from Amazon? You can order it here: Daddy’s Home: A memoir of fatherhood and laughter

If you’d like to read Solomon’s critically-acclaimed mysteries, including the groundbreaking debut, Pipe Dream, or the Coletti crime series, Please click here

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Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and editor of and morning host on 900 am WURD radio. Click here to learn more about Solomon

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