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“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.

At 1:30 P.M. on August 12 a press conference was convened in Ferguson, MO about the police shooting death of Michael Brown.

The hashtag IfTheyGunnedMeDown has taken off on the social network Twitter to protest the practice by media outlets of using negative, racist, or false-stereotype images of African Americans when portraying them in the news, especially as victims of crimes.

Wake Up With WURD host Phil Allen speaks with “Attorney-at-War” Alton Maddox, Jr., a brilliant and dedicated civil rights activist who became known to many in our community as one of the lawyers representing Sister Tawana Brawley.

The Philadelphia Freedom Festival kicked off in February, linking the arts with civil rights history in a seven-month series that commemorates the life and legacy of Octavius V. Catto. The grand finale concert is July 19 – join WURD for pre-concert activities at 6:00 P.M.!

In May 2014, The Atlantic published “The Case for Reparations,” an article by national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates. This topic has been discussed for generations, but rarely as thoroughly as Coates’ masterful feature. Click the photo or headline to read more.

We join the international community in expressing shock over the largely uninvestigated abduction of 234 Nigerian girls from a school exam. Click headline for more coverage.

WURD’s 2012 “Say It Loud” panel discussion, featuring Haki Madhubuti, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Dr. Molefi K. Asante, and Bob Law.  MOJO host Stef Renee moderates the conversation.


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