Police said Daunte Wright’s death was an accident. I don’t believe that’s true.

I don’t care that Kim Potter, the police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright during a car stop, has resigned. I don’t care that Police Chief Tim Gannon stepped down either. I’m still enraged, because wright didn’t have to die. It happened Sunday in BrooklynCenter, Minnesota—a suburb just 10 miles from the Minneapolis courthouse where former officer Derek Chauvin…

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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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Dr. Tim Golden: There’s more to the R. Kelly case than we think

Lawyer and critical race theorist Dr. Tim Golden joined Solomon Jones on Praise 107.9 HD2 to talk about the cultural and legal implications of the R. Kelly sexual assault case. Golden’s analysis went well beyond the legal implications of the R. Kelly indictment on sexual assault charges. It went to the heart of what’s happening…

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Krasner talks exclusively to Solomon Jones after controversial dismissals

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner forced 31 people out at the District Attorney’s office, prompting criticism from some and celebration from others. In an exclusive interview with Praise 107.9 FM host and Daily News columnist Solomon Jones, Krasner explained his motivations. “We did it because this is an office in need of culture change,” Krasner…

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Tariq El Shabazz on running for District Attorney

Tariq El Shabazz is a Philadelphia lawyer who worked as a defense attorney and as an assistant DA before being appointed as head of investigations and first assistant in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. He resigned and is now a candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney. Listen to Solomon’s Wake Up With WURD interview now. Photo: Tariq El Shabazz…

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Bill Cosby rape stories no laughing matter

“We’re coming at you with music and fun… And if you’re not careful, you may learn something before it’s done… So let’s get ready, okay? Hey, Hey Hey!” That is how Bill Cosby sent us into episodes of “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,” one of the traditions of my childhood. I used to watch that…

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Bill Cosby should receive due process

The Bill Cosby I know is a generous man who advised me as I sought to write a book of family humor, introduced me to an editor at a national magazine, and did similar things for many others. But that’s not the only reason I’ve had mixed emotions as I’ve watched the media train wreck…

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Two girls, an Uzi, and a playground

BULLETS AND BURGERS. That’s the name of the gun range (and burger joint) where firearms instructor Charles Vacca handed a 9-year-old girl an Uzi to shoot. When it was on manual, she had no problems handling the gun, which was originally designed for the Israeli army. When he made the gun fully automatic, however, the…

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For colored girls whose needs have been ignored

If you’ve been watching television news here in Philadelphia over the last two weeks, you’ve probably seen the mug shots of Najee Bilaal, Zaria Estes, and Kanesha Gainey. The three girls were arraigned in connection with a series of attacks on Temple University’s campus, one of which featured a woman being it in the face…

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