Race & Diaspora

Systemic racism and… incarceration

Race Forward, publisher of Colorlines, has launched a video series called "What Is Systemic Racism?" featuring socio-political commentator and deejay Jay Smooth. This video, second in the series, focuses on the connection between racism and incarceration.

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Wake Up With WURD

Top 5 Live – Thursday May 28

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the top five stories of the day. Today's stories include: Texas flood cleanup; Will black voters give Hillary Clinton a second chance?; Rick Santorum's presidential Bid; Tracy Morgan's Walmart settlement; and School District employee indicted for steering contracts

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Business & Technology

Mind Your Business Episode 4: The A-List Look

In the fourth episode of "Mind Your Business," Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones speaks with Hanifa Samad, owner of The A List Look - a fashion boutique in Philadelphia.

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Health & Wellness

Free Hunger Hotline for Pennsylvanians

Did you know that nearly 12 percent of Pennsylvanians residents live in households that can’t always afford enough food? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) now funds a toll-free hotline to help people access food.

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Schools require both funding and accountability

Solomon Jones's Daily News column says the School District should get the money it's requesting for its budget, but the district should submit to an annual audit first.

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Top 5 Live – Tuesday May 26

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the top five stories of the day. Today's top stories include: Cleveland Officer Acquitted In 2012 Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Suspects; B.B. King's Daughters Allege He Was Poisoned; Chicago Bears Release Ray McDonald After Arrest For Domestic Violence.

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