Solomon Jones interviews U.S. Senator Cory Booker about the Syria missile strike, the Gorsuch fight in the Senate, the death of the filibuster, and Booker’s bill to ban the box on the federal level. Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and editor of Solomonjones.com and morning host…

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As darkness draped the streets of West Philadelphia, Edward Archer was caught on video walking up to a police cruiser, extending his arm, and pumping 13 bullets into the vehicle, hitting Officer Jesse Hartnett three times. The gravely wounded officer returned fire, hitting the fleeing suspect, and Archer was captured shortly thereafter. But it wasn’t…

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If ideas died with people, America would have won the fight against modern-day terrorism by killing al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. If killing people were the only answer , then America would have won the day with the invasion of Iraq, or the war in Afghanistan, or with drone attacks. Ending terrorism isn’t just about killing…

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ON SUNDAY, my son and I and watched President Obama speak from the White House in the wake of the deadly San Bernardino attacks that killed 14 and wounded 17 others. I was numb as I listened. Perhaps I was still trying to grasp the reality. After all, the fact that Syed Rizwan Farook, 28,…

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I can still remember the day my daughter, Eve, promised to take me to Paris. I was sitting at the kitchen counter, and she was telling me of her dreams. It’s something she’s always done because, from the time she could talk, Eve has been a dreamer, and I have been her kindred spirit. Eve’s…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday April 2  1. Atlanta schools cheating scandal: 11 of 12 defendants convicted  All but one of 12 defendants charged with racketeering and other crimes in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal were convicted Wednesday. “We’ve been fighting for the children in our community, particularly those children who were deprived by this…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Thursday February 26  1. Giuliana Rancic apologizes on air for Zendaya hair insult at Oscars E! network host Giuliana Rancic offered an extensive on-air apology Tuesday for a controversial, and some have argued racially charged, joke at the expense of 18-year-old biracial Disney star Zendaya. The singer and actress sported her…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Monday February 11  1. School’s latest budget forecasts $80 million deficit The news remains grim: Without major cash infusions from the city and state, the Philadelphia School District faces a deficit of roughly $80 million for the coming school year, officials said Monday night. School Reform Commissioner Feather O. Houstoun, opening…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday February 6  1. Two Philly cops charged with brutality  Philadelphia police officers Kevin Robinson and Sean McKnight have been charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy and other offenses after beating a man they falsely charged with assault. A grand jury investigation resulted in the charges,  District Attorney Seth Williams said at a…

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“Generals gathered in their masses, just like witches at black masses…” – Black Sabbath, War Pigs If you’ve ever seen the movie “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka!” you know that the way you can tell if someone is a real hero is if he has a band behind him playing his theme music. [blocktext align=”right”]Thanks…

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