The recent spate of violent deaths of women shot during purse snatchings has led to rallies and vigils and cries of ‘No more.’ Solomon Jones reflects on the grief and the causes of such senseless shootings, done by “empty men.”
The Sharswood section of North Philadelphia has suffered from blight and neglect for years. Now, with a federal grant, there is a chance there will be a plan to change that. Solomon Jones looks at the potential — and the perils — facing the neighborhood.
Solomon Jones explored charges of racism and sexism leveled against the Carpenter’s Union by four black women in “Where There’s Smoke.” In Part Two, Jones reveals how ugly the discrimination allegedly became for one woman who worked at the Philadelphia Housing Authority.