Music Is My Life

Black Music Month is like a second birthday celebration. It is a wonderful reminder of the role that music has played not just in my own development, but as a vehicle for expression and success for my entire family.

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Wake Up With WURD

Top 5 Live – Friday May 29

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the top five stories of the day. Today's stories include: former U.S. House Speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges, molestation claim against Michael Jackson estate dismissed, and city schools say why they need more money.

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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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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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