The Philadelphia Experiment

Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones
  • June 30, 2015 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Will love really win on same sex marriage?

    In the past week, the Supreme Court has reshaped, recast, and in some ways, redefined what it means to be American.
  • June 18, 2015 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Putting books before bars starts now

    This week, City Councilman Bobby Henon decided not to advance a bill that would have authorized the city to spend over $7 million for land that could ...
  • June 2, 2015 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    Wolf taking Kenney's cue on marijuana?

    In the wake of Jim Kenney's convincing win in Philadelphia's Democratic mayoral primary, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he believes marijua...
  • 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...
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