Authorities in Los Angeles have identified a girl found dead inside a duffel bag last week. In a statement released Sunday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said the victim, 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones, was a resident of Los Angeles County. Her identity was confirmed by the county medical examiner. Authorities say Jones’ body was […]

Singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in court Wednesday in Chicago regarding his child support case. Kelly’s ex-wife is expected to be in court as well. Last Saturday, Kelly was released from the Cook County Jail after paying more than $161,000 owed in back child support. Kelly is charged with 10 counts of criminal […]

Philadelphia officials are expected to announce Wednesday afternoon the launch of a low-interest loan program aimed at providing low- and middle-income homeowners with funds to fix up their aging or deteriorating homes. The program, called Restore, Repair, Renew, will offer Philadelphia residents with credit scores as low as 580 the ability to borrow as much […]

Philadelphia police on Monday identified the officer who shot a 25-year-old Ethiopian immigrant Wednesday in West Philadelphia. Officer Kevin Pfeifer, a four-year department veteran working in the 18th District, fired multiple shots at Kaleb Belay in the 4900 block of Hazel Avenue, police said in a news release. Belay has been charged with aggravated assault, […]

The Eagles have reached a deal with Tampa Bay to acquire wide receiver DeSean Jackson five years after they unceremoniously released him, according to sources familiar with the trade. NFL Network first reported the news. The Eagles are trading a 2019 sixth-round pick and get back a 2020 seventh-round pick, according to ESPN. No trade […]

President Donald Trump called on Monday for spending more U.S. taxpayer money on the military and a U.S.-Mexico border wall, while overhauling social safety-net programs in a budget plan likely to die in Congress but live on in his 2020 re-election campaign. Like past presidential budget proposals, Trump’s plan was highly unlikely to become law. […]

To the people who know him, it’s unfathomable that Kaleb Belay, 25, could have provoked a police officer to shoot him multiple times. Yet, Philadelphia police say that’s just what happened Wednesday on the 4900 block of Hazel Avenue in West Philadelphia. “I just can’t see him being an aggressive person toward anybody,” said Nazareth […]

News that a grand jury had indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into 16. The reasons Smollett […]

In the Leaving Neverland documentary, two men make explosive allegations that Michael Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. Tonja Renee Stidhum wrote about it for TheRoot, and spoke with Solomon Jones on Praise 107.9 Click here to read Tonja’s story on TheRoot.com

Both the Sacramento District Attorney and California Attorney General  have determined that no charges will be filed in the police shooting of Stephon Clark, who was shot dead baby police in his grandmother’s backyard. Lawyer and critical race theorist Dr. Tim Golden spoke with Solomon Jones on Praise 107.9 about the case. Click the link […]

Leaving Neverland puts Jackson’s estate in jeopardy When Michael Jackson died in 2009, the singer had hit a low point, dogged by personal scandals and diminishing star power that paled in comparison to the rarefied heights he achieved in his record-setting career. But the decade since his death has seen a wholesale rehabilitation of his […]

One of the most powerful men in the Roman Catholic Church was found guilty of multiple historical child sex offenses at a secret trial in Melbourne in December, the existence of which can only now be revealed. Australian Cardinal George Pell, 77, is almost certain to face prison after a jury found him guilty of […]