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Race Forward, publisher of Colorlines, has launched a video series called “What Is Systemic Racism?” featuring socio-political commentator and deejay Jay Smooth. This video, second in the series, focuses on the connection between racism and incarceration.

Race Forward, publisher of Colorlines, has launched a video series called “What Is Systemic Racism?” featuring socio-political commentator and deejay Jay Smooth. This video, second in the series, focuses on the connection between racism and government surveillance.

My Son Matters is a moving solo portrait exhibition by photographer Denise Allen that showcases images of Black mothers and their sons. The show runs through May 31, 2015 at the Mt. Airy Art Garage, and will then be on display at Art Sanctuary.

How, in a city that can’t find $85 million for education, can we find $500 million for a prison?

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Obama lauds Camden police, and bike gang members face organized crime charges.

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we talk about the biggest stories of the day.

On May 13, 2015, WURD observed the 30-year commemoration of the tragic city government-sanctioned bombing of the Osage Ave. M.O.V.E. residence in 1985. Click for a recap, plus a podcast of reflections from WURD’s Barbara Grant, M.O.V.E. member Ramona Africa, and radio veteran/activist Cody Anderson.

Freddie Gray’s death and the lack of answers surrounding it precipitated a day of violence. If we hope to avoid the next riot, we must create an atmosphere in which words are heard, action is taken, and circumstances change.

Maryland state attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has announced that prosecutors plan to file homicide, manslaughter and misconduct charges against six police officers involved in Gray’s arrest.


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