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White protesters in Richmond got it wrong: Limiting gun purchases is not slavery | Solomon Jones

Even in the face of such callous misuse of the black experience, I am drawn back to the words of Martin Luther King Jr., who said in his “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” that tension is necessary for growth.

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Stop using tax dollars from black Philadelphians to support the racist Mummers | Solomon Jones

There are many people to blame for the Mummers racist behavior.

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For black folks, impeachment doesn’t mean much | Solomon Jones

When it was clear that virtually nothing about Trump’s presidency was going to change as a result of his impeachment, we went back to working our jobs and paying our bills. We went back to living while black.

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Promoting police officer accused of misconduct is a bad look for Philly | Solomon Jones

Philly police officer Thomas Tolstoy was a key member of a controversial narcotics squad accused of wrongdoing. Why did he get promoted?

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Black men in Philadelphia can reduce gun violence, if we work together | Solomon Jones

I’ve seen past efforts peter out because men tend to operate in silos, competing with each other rather than lifting each other. But not this time.

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Black men owe it to each other to help end Philly’s gun violence crisis | Solomon Jones

Could we reduce homicides by 10 percent if a black doctor talked to a young man who wants to be one? Could we reduce them by 20 percent if we helped a young brother get a job?

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Despite ‘HBCU-ish’ shirts, Temple University is not historically black | Solomon Jones

Temple was born as a place where working-class students could earn a college degree through night classes and hard work. But that origin story is about choice. The story of HBCUs is about necessity.

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Justice is served: Botham Jean’s killer, ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger, faces up to 99 years in prison | Solomon Jones

Solomon Jones: My response when hearing the verdict in the Amber Guyger case? Good.

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Black people see themselves in viral video of North Philly teen in police cruiser | Solomon Jones

It brings memories flooding back for black men who have buried their own emotional scars.

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It’s time to start profiling white men as could-be killers | Solomon Jones

Ignoring the telltale signs that someone is preparing to carry out a mass shooting can be a deadly mistake.