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Speaker Youssef Kromah. More about the rally and POWER at www.powerphiladelphia.org/news/black-liv­es-matter-protestors-plan-mlk-day-march

This year’s Let’s Move It: Philly charity event is truly star-studded, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff, rapper Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots, DJ Rich Medina, rapper Talib Kweli, 
Aja 
Dantzler of
 Kindred
 The
 Family 
Soul
 and
 radio personality Laiya
 St.
Clair
. Proceeds will benefit Philadelphia’s Lingelbach
 Elementary
 School, which received 
only
 $160
 in 
discretionary
 funding
 for
 the 
current school
 year.

Stay tuned to WURD all this week for exciting changes to our weekday schedule, including the addition of an early-riser news broadcast called Daybreak at WURD and the introduction of a 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. weeknight block titled The Power Hour!

Thanks to the release of the movie “SELMA” and the King holiday, there will be a lot of conversation about social justice, civil rights, and equality. But how many of us move beyond the Dr. King sound bytes to embrace the much more durable idea that love should be at the root of it all?

Perspective from members of our WURD youth consultant team about the film “SELMA” and its application to the modern protest movement and their lives.

How do you destroy the myths created by hundreds of years of propaganda, passed down in social studies classes and casual conversation, about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Is it reasonable to expect a vocal minority to convince the comfortable majority to willingly unplug from The Matrix?

Together, our voices our stronger, and we are raising them to protest the relentless, sanctioned assaults on our brothers and sisters throughout the Disapora.  #PhillyDIEin took place on December 3 (2014) at 4:15 p.m. inside Philadelphia’s 30th Street Amtrak Station, followed by a protest march to City Hall.

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.

In November 2014, WURD partnered with Eastern State Penitentiary for the second in a series of symposiums focused on crime and incarceration, and the overarching impact that both of these matters have on our society.


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