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‘Was he black?’ The first thing I ask when I hear about a crime | Solomon Jones

Solomon Jones: Feeling responsible for the bad acts of strangers is not normal. But for myself and many other black people, it is often the reality.

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Pete Buttigieg’s record on race should have been scrutinized earlier | Solomon Jones

Pete Buttigieg has a troubled — and undercovered — history with his city’s black community.

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After racist Facebook posts, what should happen next for Philly police? | Solomon Jones

Desk duty is not enough. The culture of the department must change.

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‘You wouldn’t hold an AA meeting in a bar’: Kensington neighbors don’t want a supervised injection site | Solomon Jones

Just days after the Philadelphia primary election, Kensington is in the throes of the opioid crisis.

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Johnny Doc’s outsize influence on the mayoral primary | Solomon Jones

Would a Jim Kenney loss move John Dougherty aside and create more opportunities for Philadelphians of color in the city’s booming construction industry?

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Synagogue shooting yet another reminder that people of faith must come together | Solomon Jones

Places of worship must guard against dangers that recently have taken lives. Many black churches have known this for some time.

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Scam or sheriff’s sale? When a man with a badge shows up asking for property taxes. | Solomon Jones

When the Philadelphia Department of Revenue showed up on his doorstep, columnist Solomon Jones got worried about his house.

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Class, like race, shouldn’t decide who gets a voice in the opioid debate | Solomon Jones

In recent weeks, I’ve seen more clearly how class also determines who suffers injustice — especially in Philadelphia's fight over the opioid crisis.

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The frightening effectiveness of black sellouts like Candace Owens | Solomon Jones

The New Zealand shooter cited the black conservative commentator as one of his greatest influences.

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Note to 2020 candidates: Showing up for today’s black Americans more important than symbolic Selma marches | Solomon Jones

Rather than posing for a photo op in Selma, I want to see our politicians fight for civil rights right now.