About Your Voice with Solomon Jones

Philly.com- About 3,000 demonstrators ignored scorching sun and heat Saturday to deliver a fiery, emotional rebuke to the Trump administration, massing on Logan Square to demand an end to the separation of migrant families and the jailing of their children. The frustration of a week of losses and setbacks for supporters of more generous immigration policies […]

The Baltimore Sun- A gunman blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis with a shotgun Thursday afternoon, killing five people, authorities said. Journalists dived under their desks and pleaded for help on social media. One reporter described the scene as a “war zone.” A photographer said he jumped over a dead colleague and […]

CNN- Karen Peconi, the mayor of Arnold, Pennsylvania, is apologizing for posting Facebook images urging police to “bring the hoses” and blast protestors with water cannons. Her posts surfaced Monday along with a 1963 image of water cannons being used against demonstrators in Alabama. “I’m posting this so the authorities everywhere sees this … bring the […]

Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney and Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. are expected to announce Friday that they are directing millions in new, emergency funds to help clean up toxins — such as damaged lead paint and asbestos — inside some of the district’s most rundown schools. “The more than $15 million investment that begins […]

CNN- Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who provided key votes for same sex-marriage, abortion access and affirmative action, will retire from the Supreme Court. The retirement is effective July 31, Kennedy said in a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Kennedy’s decision to step down could transform the Supreme Court for generations. Trump will have […]

NBC News– President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to hold a summit meeting, with the time and place to be announced on Thursday, Russian and U.S. officials said Wednesday. The meeting — the first between the two men not on the sidelines of a larger gathering of world leaders — is […]

CNN- The watchdog for the government agency that’s housing thousands of migrant children — including the ones separated from their parents by the Trump administration at the border — is preparing a massive review of the facilities that house the children. The inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services announced the review […]

Philly.com- Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley has denied Meek Mill’s most recent attempt to have his decade-old conviction overturned. Brinkley wrote in a 47-page opinion that Mill did not meet his burden of proof in seeking to cast doubt on the evidence used to secure his arrest in 2007 on gun and drug charges. The […]

Washington Post- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that President Trump has the authority to ban travelers from certain majority-Muslim countries if he thinks it is necessary to protect the United States, a victory in what has been a priority since Trump’s first weeks in office and a major affirmation of presidential power. The vote was 5 […]

Politico.com- On Tuesday, a coalition of 17 states filed suit over President Donald Trump’s family separation policy, arguing that it unconstitutionally infringes on parents’ rights and is motivated by “animus” toward Latinos. Blasting Trump’s policy as “abhorrent and indefensible,” the lawsuit argues that the administration’s move to separate more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents […]

Bernard Hopkins, one of the most successful boxers of the past thirty years joined us this morning on Your Voice with Solomon Jones. A native of North Philly, Hopkins walked Solomon and his listeners through his journey as a young man growing up on the streets of Philadelphia, the tough prison system and boxing with […]

  Philly.com- Two brothers accused of fatally shooting a city police officer during a 2015 robbery in a North Philadelphia video game store pleaded guilty to their crimes Monday morning, drawing life sentences and avoiding the possibility of facing the death penalty if convicted at trial. The proceedings offered a stage for police officers, former prosecutors, […]