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The mothers of Tamir Rice, Sean Bell, Eric Garner, and Sandra Bland (Samaria Rice, Valerie Bell, Geneva Reed-Veal, and Gwen Carr), join Brother Shomari to talk about violence in our community, where they are in the fight for justice for their children, and to talk about the movie Jason’s Letter. Jason’s Letter, written by Terrance […]

The mothers of Tamir Rice, Sean Bell, Eric Garner, and Sandra Bland (Samaria Rice, Valerie Bell, Geneva Reed-Veal, and Gwen Carr), join Brother Shomari to talk about violence in our community, where they are in the fight for justice for their children, and to talk about the movie Jason’s Letter. Jason’s Letter, written by Terrance […]

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.

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Click the headline or image to read the full stories. Today’s stories include Walmart increases minimum wage, the 76ers trading key players, online fundraisers claiming to be for Eric Garner’s family, Bobbi Kristina brown being taken off of a breathing tube, and Eddie Murphy refusing to act as Bill Cosby in a skit on SNL.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley doesn’t represent those who are calling for justice in the deaths of unarmed men and women killed by police. He represents himself, and he alone is responsible for his actions. Just as I have repeatedly said that the policemen who killed unarmed men don’t represent the majority of officers, Brinsley is not a metaphor for the protesters seeking justice. He is an individual. In fact, we’re all individuals, no matter how we look, or where we work.

You’ve heard of, participated in, or maybe even led a “Die-In” in response to the horrific deaths in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland and around the nation. WURD Radio, in partnership with The Painted Bride Art Center and Blue Banyan Yoga Studio, invite you to a “Live-In” to harness our raw emotions to transform pain, anger and frustration into a life affirming, empowering and healing experience. *UPDATE* – Interview with WURD president Sara Lomax-Reese added to post!

I wrote of the knot that forms in my stomach when I think of the danger to my son. I wrote my truth, and wrote it unfettered, and something miraculous happened. Producers at ABC reached out to me. Within 24 hours of the initial conversation, my 10-year-old son and I were sitting in my kitchen with a crew from “Nightline,” having an intimate talk about race, police and Ferguson.

Preachers, poets and activists – including the great Sonia Sanchez – reflect on the last words of seven Black men and women killed by police in 2014.

On December 13, the National Action Network will stage the “Justice For All March Against Police Brutality” in Washington, DC.  For more information, click the headline or thumbnail.


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