The Philadelphia Experiment

Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones
  • October 30, 2014

    Michael Brown and the deadly effects of colorism

    The outcry triggered by the killings of unarmed men by police officers — from Michael Brown's shooting death in Ferguson, Mo., to the choking dea...
  • October 22, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Corbett's Mumia stunt is a political ploy

    I've never been emotionally invested in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the radio journalist convicted for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer...
  • October 9, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    It's time for the School Reform Commission to go

    On Monday, Philadelphia public-school teachers reported to work, as they always do, in a workplace fraught with the most dangerous of all pitfalls: Ho...
  • September 22, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    SRC sells schools for pennies when the district needs millions

    The School Reform Commission (SRC) recently announced the pending sales of 11 schools for $14.2 million, an amount that will net the School District j...
  • September 15, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    On Adrian Peterson, spanking, fatherhood and more

    I have used corporal punishment, but when I did so,I never wanted to see fear in my children’s eyes. Nor did I want to see apprehension or hurt. The...
  • September 2, 2014

    Jay-Z Made In America bash should benefit schools

    If past is prologue, Budweiser Made In America, the Labor Day concert series helmed by Hip Hop impresario Jay-Z, will gross over $5 million. How much ...
  • August 25, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Hard questions as Michael Brown is laid to rest

    Rest in peace. It’s the platitude we will hear today as Michael Brown’s parents bury their child.
  • August 20, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Chaos in Ferguson, Mo. leaves the U.S. Constitution in tatters

    The fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown is a story whose aftermath has left the U.S. Constitution in tatters.
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