While crisis abroad is trending, local crisis hides in the shadows

While the world watches the crisis in Afghanistan, I’m watching the crisis at home. In fact, I’m watching more than one crisis at home.   COVID is a crisis, and I fault Trump because he created an atmosphere where his followers don’t trust common sense advice for doctors, and it’s now so bad that when…

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Dear Joe Biden — Run me my money!

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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Watch Solomon’s exclusive interview with Kamala Harris

Hours before a presidential debate that erased the boundaries of decency, I spoke to Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. I asked her about the concerns of Black Philadelphians—a community that could very well decide the election. The need for Black votes makes Harris, a woman of Black and South Asian heritage, more…

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What Kamala Harris told me when I asked about her and Joe Biden

On Thursday, Democratic Vice-Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris came to Philadelphia, and in a surreal twist of fate, my block was one of the stops on the campaign trail. But it wasn’t the time that she spent on my street that told me the most about Harris. It was what happened in the hours before. Around…

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Stacey Abrams is warning us about voter suppression. We better listen.

When I spoke to former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams about the perils voters might face in the upcoming presidential election, two words kept coming back to me: voter suppression. Fairly or not, that phrase will be forever linked to Abrams’ legacy. Not because of what she did wrong in her political career, but because…

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Stacey Abrams pours the sting of loss into making sure others can vote

When I spoke to former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams about the perils voters might face in the upcoming presidential election, two words kept coming back to me: voter suppression. Abrams, a lawyer who rose to become minority leader during her decade in Georgia’s House of Representatives, resigned in 2017 to run for governor. Her…

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Top 5 Live-Thursday October 22

Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday October 22 1. Biden: I’m not running for president in 2016  Ending months of will-he-won’t-he speculation, Vice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he is not running for president in 2016, saying the process of grieving for his son Beau had sidelined him for too long. “Unfortunately, I believe we’re out…

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