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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Praise 107.9 FM host Solomon appeared on CNN with Brooke Baldwin to talk about Trump’s assertion that African countries, Haiti and El Salvador are s—hole countries. Democrats, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, to censure Trump for his remarks.   Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and…

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It’s become increasingly apparent that state and local politics are more important than ever when it comes to preventing total chaos, especially in light of the racial conflict playing out on the national stage. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez knows that, and he’s traveling the country trying to deliver a message of unity. It…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday  October 28 1. Nutter: Dissolve the School Reform Commission Mayor Nutter on Tuesday recommended replacing the School Reform Commission, which has governed the Philadelphia schools for the last 15 years. In a major policy speech, Nutter advocated creation of a Board of Education that would be composed of five people picked by the…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday May 20 1. Jim Kenney wins democratic nomination for mayor A former longtime Philadelphia councilman with broad union backing is poised to become the next mayor of the nation’s fifth largest city after his resounding win Tuesday in a six-way Democratic primary. Jim Kenney captured the nomination despite a pro-charter school…

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On Thursday evening, as I waited with the press corps for President Obama’s address to the House Democratic Caucus Retreat in Philadelphia, I knew the themes he would cover. He would chastise Republicans for their intransigence, and challenge Democrats to unite. He would speak of an abiding hope for the middle class, and highlight an…

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