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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.

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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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