This article is part of The Toll: The Roots and Costs of Gun Violence in Philadelphia, a solutions-focused series from the collaborative reporting project Broke in Philly. You can find other stories in the series here and follow us on Twitter at @BrokeInPhilly. By Charles Ellison | The Philadelphia Citizen Multiple studies find that environmental fixes to low-income neighborhoods [...]

The questionable death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell – allegedly a suicide – has forced me to revisit the ugly realities I explained to my children in the aftermath of the Michael Brown case.

WURD is carrying a live video feed of the funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and Democratic member of the SC Senate. Pinckney was among nine churchgoers murdered on June 17 by suspected gunman Dylann Roof.

In the wake of the murder of Freddie Gray, the city of Baltimore has experienced shock, anger, polarized protesting and, sadly and counterintuitively, destructive violence and looting. The violence and looting have been denounced as “senseless”… but what we are seeing is NOT senseless.

On February 28, 2015 – the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death – Arcadia University hosted “Letters to Trayvon” – the culminating event of an engaging project celebrating Black men and boys through art and conversation.

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.

We are all following the conflict in Gaza between Palestine and Israel, but do you actually know what it’s all about? There are so many perspectives to consider, and it’s important to research before you take a stance.

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 trial of Theodore Wafer has concluded with the jury finding him guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter and felony firearm in a fatal shooting. McBride shot and killed Renisha McBride (19), who was unarmed, on November 2, 2013.

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