The Philadelphia Experiment

Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones
  • November 22, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    The Cosby accusations have grown bigger than facts

    The Bill Cosby I know is a generous man who advised me as I sought to write a book of family humor, introduced me to an editor at a national magazine,...
  • November 11, 2014 |  The Philadelphia Experiment

    From addiction to stability: One veteran's fight for home

    It was the day after Christmas 2012, and Robert Long was out of options. The New Jersey native had seen his share of misery. From a childhood he desc...
  • November 10, 2014

    Miracle of the midterms: The return of Carlesha Gaither

    "I feel numb. I feel disgusted. I feel devastated." That's what Keisha Gaither told me in an interview on 900 AM WURD, last Wednesday,...
  • 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...
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