The Philadelphia Experiment

Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones
  • May 22, 2015 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    The school to prison pipeline must end here

    Late last week, as the mayoral primary barreled toward its anticlimactic conclusion, PlanPhilly published a story about a bill that would allow the ci...
  • April 30, 2015 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Baltimore riots speak loudly on police abuse

    The Baltimore Police Department has completed its investigation into the April 12 death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of a spina...
  • April 24, 2015

    The return of the invisible black men

    This week, the New York Times reported that there are 1.5 million missing black men between the ages of 25 and 54 in America. The report, based on an...
  • April 15, 2015 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Ending mass incarceration starts at home

    I read with interest of singer John Legend's "Free America" campaign, which aims to bring awareness to the problem of mass incarceratio...
  • April 3, 2015 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Oliver: 'Police have good reason to fear black men'

    “The sad truth is that the police have good reason to fear black men,” said Philadelphia mayoral candidate Doug Oliver during a mayoral forum on Monda...
  • March 24, 2015 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Justice Department report isn't enough to change the police

    On Monday, when the Justice Department released its report recommending changes in the Philadelphia Police Department's use of deadly force polic...
  • March 17, 2015 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    What I saw in the Brandon Tate Brown videos

    Like all of us, I wanted the truth. A man had been shot. A life had been lost. A family and community were grieving. That's why, on Feb. 26, I w...
  • March 7, 2015 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    We must follow Officer Wilson's example to heal our city

    Robert Wilson was killed on a winter afternoon at a North Philadelphia strip mall, and if that were the end of the story it would be tragic. But it�...
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