The Philadelphia Experiment

Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones
  • April 21, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Michelle Obama and the truth about school segregation

    It's odd that anyone from Topeka, Kan. would balk at having Michelle Obama speak at a high-school graduation. It was Topeka, after all, that was ...
  • April 13, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    The attack on voting rights could hurt Philadelphia the most

    On Friday, when President Barack Obama told a New York audience that the push to restrict voting rights was a political ploy, he had a point. But, the...
  • April 7, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Remembering Chuck Stone: 1924-2014

    Philadelphia is segregated and diverse, impoverished and affluent, corrupt and pristine. But even with all its contradictions, it is a better Philadel...
  • April 3, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Not every veteran is the Fort Hood shooter

    Wednesday, around 4 p.m. A tranquil Texas afternoon was shattered by the sound of a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun. In the chaos that followed, th...
  • March 24, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    A black dad reacts to racial school-discipline disparities

    As a black father, my concerns for my children are much the same as those of other parents. I want my children to be safe, to be brilliant, to be succ...
  • March 17, 2014

    A figure of speech: Lessons from Connecticut

    Last month, I traveled to New Haven, Conn., to deliver speeches to two groups of young people. There were 300 middle school students in the first grou...
  • March 10, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Philly Schools: It's the principal of the thing

    To paraphrase a saying that I heard once, “If you can bind up the strong leader, you can plunder the whole house.”
  • March 3, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Lupita Nyong'o broke a different color barrier with Academy Award win

    On Sunday night, as Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o climbed the stairs to accept her Academy Award, her dazzling ebony skin contrasted her ice blue...