Philly Fighting COVID disaster strikes another blow to vaccine trust in Black communities

The Philly Fighting COVID debacle, where a group of self-described “college kids” with little-to-no medical experience was given a city partnership to run a mass vaccination program, is more than a national embarrassment. It could very well worsen the Black community’s mistrust of the COVID-19 vaccine—a mistrust our community can’t afford.  Having watched for months…

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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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Trump shows us what NOT to do when you get COVID

Last week ended with the news that President Trump and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19. And this week, things got even crazier. We learned that Trump’s oxygen levels dropped more than once. We learned that he was transported to Walter Reed military hospital. We learned that he was being treated with an experimental…

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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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