Solomon Jones is featured in a new ad campaign from Temple University, his alma mater. In it, his life story of overcoming obstacles to succeed is told with dignity and grace. Watch the video now: Solomon Jones, KLN ’97, can trace his writing career back to a grade school bet. He was in seventh grade, in…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday November 9 1. Black football players at Missouri: We’ll sit out until system president resigns Black football players at the University of Missouri have joined calls demanding the ouster of the president of the state’s four-campus university system over alleged inaction against racism on campus. About 30 players made their thoughts…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday July 22 1. U.S. hits top terror leader in strike  The leader of a terrorist group bent on attacking the United States and other western targets was killed in a targeted strike earlier this month, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Muhsin al Fadhli, a Kuwaiti-born jihadi with a $7 million bounty on his…

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Before Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., there was Erin Forbes in Lower Merion, Pa. Forbes, the African American son of a microbiologist and a Temple University professor, was a student who worked nights as a security guard in the Philadelphia suburbs. He once told a relative that Lower Merion police stopped him at least three…

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