My heart is broken at the news that Seth Williams has been indicted on charges of corruption. But the pain I feel is not for Williams – a man I’ve known for several years. Rather, my pain is for Philadelphia’s black community. Having read through the federal indictment that lays out Williams’ alleged crimes, the…

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Political commentator Jay McCalla talks Philly District Attorney’s Race, Trump budget, the walk-back of the Trump wiretap accusation, Muslim Ban 2 and more on Wake Up With WURD. Photo: Jay McCalla in WURD studio/ Wake Up With WURD staff Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and editor…

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Tariq El Shabazz is a Philadelphia lawyer who worked as a defense attorney and as an assistant DA before being appointed as head of investigations and first assistant in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. He resigned and is now a candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney. Listen to Solomon’s Wake Up With WURD interview now. Photo: Tariq El Shabazz…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday May 28 1. Texas floods: Cleanup continues — and so does the search for bodies At least 34 people — 14 in northern Mexico, 14 in Texas plus six in Oklahoma — have died in tornadoes and flooding from raging rivers. Another 10 people are missing. “It’s just very heartbreaking, that…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday May 19 1. Obama lauds Camden police; ‘city is on to something’ Camden’s recently formed police force has made headway in cutting crime and gaining the trust of the community, but still has a way to go and cannot lift the struggling city by itself, President Obama said Monday. “No one is…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday March 20  1. The NAACP called on the Justice Department to investigate after the body of a missing man was likely found hanging in the Mississippi woods Thursday morning. Sheriff’s deputies and agents of the Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Department discovered the body about 50 miles southeast of Jackson as…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday March 10  1. Okla. University disowns ‘disgraceful’ fraternity after racist chant  Even with the national chapter shutting down the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at Oklahoma University, the school president said the university’s affiliation with the fraternity is permanently done as a campus group called for the expulsion of several of…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday February 19  1. SRC votes to approve 5 new charter school applications The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Wednesday night to approve five new charter schools from among 39 applications. The approved schools were offered three-year charters and have until May 31 to agree to terms with the SRC. Absent…

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