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One person was critically injured in a double shooting on Wednesday, police say. It happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. on the 7200 block of Limekiln Pike in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood. Police say a 49-year-old man was shot multiple times throughout his body and is in critical condition. A 21-year-old man was shot once […]

Nathan Byrd, 9, challenged a teacher who said Martin Luther King killed himself. His father, Bill Byrd, joined Solomon for an exclusive interview to recount the story and talk about what’s next.

A Commonwealth Court judge has set a trial date for a landmark case that seeks to overhaul how Pennsylvania pays for public schools. The case, brought by plaintiffs including the William Penn School District in Delaware County, will tentatively be heard in summer 2020, according to the order Thursday by Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer. Discovery […]

A landmark lawsuit challenging how Pennsylvania pays for public education is moving closer to trial after Commonwealth Court dismissed state lawmakers’ last remaining objection to the case. Republican state senate leader Joe Scarnati argued for dismissal on the ground that in 2016, Pennsylvania  adopted a formula directing more money to school districts with greater student […]

  Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25). Jesus made it CLEAR: Never worry as we see the apostle Paul […]

Yara Shahidi has got her pick of schools to attend this fall! As college acceptance season begins to wind down, many high school seniors are still waiting to find out which school they got into. The Black-ish star, however, doesn’t have to wonder because she got into all the schools she applied for. Yara, who […]

Two Staten Island parents were hit with racism this past week when a chiropractor sent them racist threats. The spine specialist was arrested after sending threatening notes to a Black NYPD officer and a White crossing guard with a Black child. On Monday, the police officer, Ebony Glover, was sent a letter reading, “My next opportunity […]

Radio One founder Cathy Hughes is the first black woman to head a publicly traded company, and she is also the woman responsible for the largest black-owned broadcasting company in the United States. Howard University recently decided to honor Ms. Hughes by renaming its communications school after her! She talks about her experience at Howard- […]

Dr. Steve Perry is a former principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford Connecticut, a school that sees 100% of its predominantly low-income students off to four year institutions. Dr. Steve Perry is revolutionizing education in America. He says it is a blessing when you have the opportunity to help a child discover who […]

In this edition of the Ericaism, Erica Campbell talks about the importance of valuing time. She even pulls from the scriptures of the bible that talk about being on time to events and meetings. We joke around a lot, she notes, about things like “colored people time,” but the truth about being late is that […]

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF comes to God in a “grateful spirit” now that school has started and the kids are out of the house and in their classrooms! He laments about his house full of children and empty of food over the summer, and how much he looks forward to the days […]