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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?

Be sure to tune in on Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for our EXCLUSIVE broadcast of Michelle Alexander’s April 30 keynote address at the Ending Mass Incarceration Conference, held at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA.

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Report: Freddie Gray sustained injury in back of police van, Taser: 16 major U.S. cities now have police cameras, Nepal earthquake: Teenager pulled alive from rubble on Day 6, and Rally Underway In Philadelphia In Solidarity With Baltimore Protests.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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