Join us at Philadelphia City Hall at 12:30 pm August 31st for A Prayer for the City: Celebrating Aretha Franklin’s Legacy. Aretha Franklin brought prayer to the top of the charts with, “I Say A Little Prayer.” On Friday, as the world says its final farewell, Philadelphia will celebrate her legacy through prayer. We’ll pray…

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Solomon Jones and Praise 107.9 FM teamed with every day Philadelphians to host “Safe Injection Sites: A Community Forum.” Neighbors had the opportunity to pose questions to city leaders after the Kenney administration, faced with a drug crisis that killed an estimated 1200 people last year, proposed Safe Injection Sites where intravenous drug users can…

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Amid the drug crisis that caused an estimated 1200 overdose deaths in Philadelphia last year, city leaders have proposed Safe Injection Sites where intravenous drug users can inject drugs under the supervision of medical personnel. Philadelphians have many concerns about this proposal. On Friday February 9th at 6:30 pm at Mt. Tabor AME Church at…

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The Eagles Super Bowl win is not just a story of inspiration and perseverance. It is the story of Philadelphia, because this is our year. Yes, Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate of any big city in America. We’ve seen more overdoses than any major American city. We’ve seen political corruption rear its ugly head.…

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After Philadelphia saw 950 people die from overdoses through September of last year, the city wants to green light safe-injection sites. Those are places where you can BYOD — bring your own drugs — and shoot up with medics nearby. Advocates say safe-injection sites save lives by preventing overdoses. But, in my view, “safe” and…

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Philadelphians will don Eagles gear in a show of unity to pray for success in the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl bid, and to pray against the opioid crisis that has overtaken our city. We’ll pray for our leaders and seek direction as we stand on the compass at the center of City Hall. This powerful…

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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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When fellow columnist Stu Bykofsky said Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania’s Asa Khalif should not be allowed to interrupt government news conferences while protesting the killings of black men by police, I was flummoxed. Last time I checked, the First Amendment granted every American the right to free speech. It’s what protects my right to pen…

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Because he oversaw and maintained police brutality in the black and brown communities in which I grew up, the statue of Frank Rizzo must immediately be removed from the steps of the taxpayer-funded Municipal Services Building. Not one more cent of my tax dollars maintaining it. Not one more moment of my property housing it.…

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