Former Louisville Police Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in the incident that killed Breonna Taylor. But no one, including Hankison, has been charged with killing her. That is not justice, and in my view, there should be no peace. Hankison faces up to five years on each count…

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I’m glad the city of Louisville agreed to pay Breonna Taylor’s family $12 million dollars. Months after Taylor was killed by police in her own home. It’s the largest settlement ever paid in the killing of a black woman by police. And as  Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said of Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, “I cannot…

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I’m accustomed to Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby denouncing black protesters and white allies who speak out against police shootings of African Americans. He did so in 2014, using words such as “professional hatemongers” and “convicted thugs” to describe those who protested after grand juries declined to charge the white police officers who…

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AFTER THE RECENT actions of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, even the few black voters who supported Donald Trump despite his bigoted campaign rhetoric must now admit the obvious. A vote for Trump was a vote for racist policies. Sessions’ decision to order a broad review of federal agreements with dozens of law-enforcement agencies is nothing…

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THE ONLINE backlash against 16 black female West Point cadets who took a raised-fist photo in uniform is a fascinating study on race and politics in America. The picture has led to a U.S. Military Academy probe on whether the raised-fist gesture represents banned political activity. It has sparked a debate on the loyalty of…

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On his 900 am WURD radio show, Solomon Jones speaks with newly appointed Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross about Black Lives Matter, diversity in police recruitment, corruption community relations, and more. Photo: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross in Love Park by Philadelphia City Council Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He…

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FOR JIM KENNEY, the first white mayor to helm the majority-non-white city of Philadelphia in 16 years, the central conflict of his first term was revealed in two sentences he uttered during his inauguration speech. “We will have to all put aside our differences and acknowledge two things,” he said. “That black lives do matter,…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday  October 23 1. Near-broke Phila. schools must borrow to make payroll Close to broke, the Philadelphia School District will soon have to borrow money to make payroll through the end of the year. The School Reform Commission will soon meet to authorize temporary borrowing that will allow the district to function…

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Daron Goforth, a Houston-area sheriff’s deputy, was killed when Shannon Miles allegedly approached from behind and pumped 15 bullets into his body. I am appalled by the crime. If, as the video evidence seems to show, Miles took this officer’s life, Miles should face justice through our legal system. I have seen the speculation that Miles…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday August 12 1. Clinton’s attorney hands over private e-mail server, thumb drive to FBI  Hillary Clinton’s attorney has provided the FBI with the private server that housed her e-mail during her four years as secretary of state. Her attorney also gave agents a thumb drive containing copies of thousands of e-mails…

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