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Wake Up With WURD

Top 5 Live – Friday May 22

Everyday on Wake Up Wirh Wurd we list the top five stories of the day. Today's top stories include: Grand jury indicts 6 Baltimore officers in Freddie Gray's death, Loretta Lynch vows to investigate John Crawford's death, and city council postpones plan to buy land

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Race & Diaspora

Systemic racism and… government surveillance

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 government surveillance.

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Arts & Entertainment

“My Son Matters” Photo Exhibition on Display at Mt. Airy Art Garage Through May 31

My Son Matters is a moving solo portrait exhibition by photographer Denise Allen that showcases images of Black mothers and their sons. The show runs through May 31, 2015 at the Mt. Airy Art Garage, and will then be on display at Art Sanctuary.

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Solomon Jones Opts for Schools Over Jails

How, in a city that can't find $85 million for education, can we find $500 million for a prison?

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Embracing My Inner Blueswoman

Forgive me if I seem a little sassier than usual on the air this week. I've been inspired by Dee Rees' amazing new HBO biopic BESSIE, starring Queen Latifah. It's time for me to reclaim some of my artsy edge.

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Arts & Entertainment

31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing

The 31st annual Celebration of Black Writing (CBW), one of the most prominent African-American literary events in the nation, puts the spotlight on black literary, visual and performing arts. Takes place the entire month of May!

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