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Together, our voices our stronger, and we are raising them to protest the relentless, sanctioned assaults on our brothers and sisters throughout the Disapora.  #PhillyDIEin took place on December 3 (2014) at 4:15 p.m. inside Philadelphia’s 30th Street Amtrak Station, followed by a protest march to City Hall.

We must recognize that the high levels of addiction, abuse, mental illness and suffering still being endured by Black people today is the price we continue to pay for daring to believe that freedom is possible.

900AM-WURD is committed to ongoing coverage of the August 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson, MO. It was announced on November 24 that the St. Louis County grand jury convened to determine whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson has not brought criminal charges against him.

Can we embrace the good in the man, the legacy by which he has risen to power, and still properly scrutinize, chastise and hold him accountable for the glaring missteps and abuses?

I understand those who view Abu-Jamal’s murder conviction as a pseudo-lynching. I understand the grief of Maureen Faulkner, the widow of the officer who was killed. But I don’t understand what happened after Abu-Jamal delivered a recorded graduation speech this month.

From August 25 to September 7, WURD partnered with Global Citizen 365, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, the School District of Philadelphia and Uber to collect school supplies for donation to the School District of Philadelphia. On September 15, the supplies will be presented to the principal and students at James Rhoads Elementary School in West Philadelphia.

900AM-WURD is carrying the livestreaming coverage of the homegoing service for Michael Brown, courtesy of WPDE NewsChannel 15. You may also listen to the service at 900AM in the Philadelphia area, online worldwide at 900amwurd.com, or on the 900AMWURD app for Android or iPhone.

Then last week in Ferguson, Missouri happened and it made me realize that my on the fence position was exactly where I should be. It’s not a battle between which faction can be more effective, but rather a collaborative effort which makes this whole thing work.

“Up You Mighty Race! You Can Accomplish What You Will!” Afrocentricity International and the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies join forces in the celebration of the life of Honorable Marcus Garvey upon the centennial of the UNIA/ACL.


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