The Philadelphia Experiment

Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones
  • 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.
  • August 12, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    What happens when students of color become the majority

    When American public schools reconvene this fall, they will do so in the shadow of a historical demographic shift: White students will no longer be th...
  • August 8, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Keisha Williams and her children are at peace, but those left behind are not

    Two weeks ago today, a carjacked vehicle spun out of control and struck Keisha Williams, three of her children and a family friend. They were selling ...
  • July 31, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Corrupt cops and Philly's drug game [audio]

    I remember Philadelphia’s open-air drug markets. They thrived in the city’s poorest communities like drug-fueled drive-thrus that sometimes stretched ...
  • July 23, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Watching Philly education go up in smoke

    Is Philadelphia so desperate for funding that we are now dependent upon drug sales to pay for public education? That’s what Philadelphia’s proposed $...
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