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Inertia – the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion, including changes to its speed and direction. It is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant velocity.

Wake Up With WURD‘s Solomon Jones (and his son!) appeared on a recent edition of ABC’s Nightline titled Two Fathers, Two Sons, Two Different Conversations on Race. It was an excellent follow-up to Solomon’s recent article about the pain and fear many Black fathers feel about the safety of their sons — not just in the wake of Ferguson, but all the time.

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.

He’s back… Solomon Jones of Wake Up With WURD appeared on HLN’s “Nancy Grace” on both Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the November 2 abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, and will join the show again tonight (November 6, 8 p.m. EST ) to review the details of her rescue and the capture of her attacker, Delvin Barnes. HLN is carried on Comcast, FiOS, DirecTV and Dish.

This is the second in a series of symposiums that will focus on crime and incarceration, and the overarching impact that both of these matters have on our society. Featured guests include individuals from all aspects of criminal justice, from the formerly convicted to the highest level of administration.

On Tuesday, October 21, please join the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia for their “Know Your Rights” Town Hall Meeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Bright Hope Baptist Church. Hear from leaders in your community about what to do if stopped or questioned by the police, and how to best exercise your constitutional rights.

On Tuesday, September 9, National Action Network’s (NAN) Ferguson, MO chapter will hold a press conference at 10:00 CST (11:00 A.M. Philadelphia time) to publicly question why Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Michael Brown, has still not been arrested.

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.

We’ve got a great line-up of guest hosts while Nick Taliaferro is on vacation this week. Today, it’s author Solomon Jones (@solomonjones1), who is ready to take your calls and questions about #Ferguson at 215-634-8065 or 1-800-866-0900.


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