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While we all need to stand up and do our part to eliminate racism and injustice, very few of us like to have our arms twisted to advance the issue.

“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”

Last week the U.S. Department of Justice released a scathing report detailing years of racist, discriminatory and financially predatory practices by the Ferguson police department and other city offices. This week, high-ranking city officials are resigning right and left.

This past weekend, nearly 100,000 people flooded Selma, AL to commemorate the 50th anniversary of marches to show support for African Americans’ right to vote. President Obama delivered a moving speech considered by some to be his best since taking office.

WURD Speaks: 150 Years of Freedom Fighting featured historians, academics and experts discussing the evolution of Black activism – past, present and future. Read on for the event podcast, exclusive interviews with our panelists, videos, articles, and books written by members of the panel.

Speaker Youssef Kromah. More about the rally and POWER at­es-matter-protestors-plan-mlk-day-march

Speaker Aja. More about the rally and POWER at­es-matter-protestors-plan-mlk-day-march

Valentine’s Day is for suckers. Save the high-priced flowers, chocolates and bubbly for someone who doesn’t treat herself well on a regular basis. If we’re really going to have a conversation about love, let it be the kind that heals lives, far beyond one fancy outing.

When I’m in the zone, deep in my cultural bag, I feel beautiful, powerful…damn near invincible. There are many aspects of how to convey this information to the masses that I have yet to refine. But I know my mission and will employ heroic efforts to see that it is accomplished.

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