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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News

Top 5 Live Thursday May 21

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: More video on Freddie Gray arrest; Councilman Goode says it's about service, not elections; Nebraska votes to abolish death penalty; L.A. raises minimum wage to $15

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Education

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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Wake Up With WURD

Top 5 Live – Wednesday May 20

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Jim Kenney wins democratic nomination for mayor, judge awards over $300.000 to a whistle-blower, and Dougherty wins spot on November ballot for Supreme Court race.

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The MOJO

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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