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Vincent Thompson, political correspondent for 900AM-WURD and Principal of Thompson Mediaman Communications, interviews NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks as the organization kicked off its 106th convention in Philadelphia, PA.

The Monarchs recently embarked on a civil rights barnstorming tour that will take them to a number of landmarks around the United States, including Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church and Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge.

There are many more people waking up in America today, in light of the Charleston church shooting, feeling anxious and afraid about the safety of Black folks in this country. A gunman’s bullet has reminded us that most of us really are homeless in the world.

Rachel Dolezal probably had no idea that she would become the new face of White Privilege in America, because of making a conscious decision to mislead the public into believing that she is Black. But what exactly is Black (or White), anyway?

The goal of the Philadelphia Black Political Coalition is consolidating the political potential of Black voters to leverage commitments from candidates running in this year’s city elections to change the conditions of our communities for the positive.

De La Soul is my favorite hiphop group of all time. And as they near their 30th anniversary in the music business, they are rethinking their relationship with the creativity they love and seeking new collaborations and forms of expression to extend their storied career. I am watching and learning.

This dynamic and interactive Youth Mayoral Summit will unite young men and women from across the Philadelphia region to learn about local government and the voting process.

On April 7, Postmaster General Megan Brennan will be joined by Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew Young and other notables to dedicate the Maya Angelou Forever stamp in Washington, DC.

February 26 marked the Leeway Foundation’s opening night of art exhibit “Release: An Exhibition and Program Series on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration.” This riveting exhibit seeks to raise awareness of a subject that doesn’t get as much coverage as it should—women’s incarceration.


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