For the Culture with Farajii: Interview with Palestinian Youth Movement
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BALTIMORE, MD(WEAA) —Laura Albast with the Palestinian Youth Movement joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss the latest round of violence occurring between Israel and Palestine ..read more
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For the Culture with Farajii: HUD secretary says student loan debt is limiting Black homeownership
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BALTIMORE, MD(WEAA) — Black homeownership is on the decline and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge says student loan debt is a major factor. During an interview for " Axios on HBO ," Fudge said, "Who has student debt?... Poor people, Black people, brown people. We're the people who carry the most debt. And so the system's already skewed toward us not being creditworthy". Susan M. Ifill, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with NeighborWorks America , joins Farajii Muhammad for the discussion. Ifill shares her expertise on affordable housin ..read more
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For the Culture with Farajii: Report on traffic stops reveals racial disparities in Baltimore County
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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Farajii Muhammad and callers weigh in on a new report that states Black drivers in Baltimore County are being pulled over, cited and arrested at higher rates than other ethnicities. The report, recently released by the Baltimore Sun , cites data from the county’s traffic stop dashboard. The report states, Black people represent 30% of Baltimore County’s population but were involved in 58% of all traffic stops in 2020. White people, who make up 60% of the county’s population were involved in over 31% of vehicle stops in 2020. Click below to hear the discussion ..read more
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For The Culture: Celebrating Juneteenth and Father's Day
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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —President Joe Biden on Thursday, signed a legislation into law declaring June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day — a US federal holiday. Juneteenth is a celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on June 5, 1863 and Juneteenth was first celebrated on June 19, 1865, it wasn’t until the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified on December 6, 1865, that slavery truly ended. United States Congressman Kweisi Mfume joins guest host Anthony McCarthy to discuss his effor ..read more
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Happy Birthday! | Ernestine Shepherd, the local bodybuilder turns 85
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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — WEAA is celebrating Ernestine Shepherd, an 85-year old competitive bodybuilder, personal trainer and model! The Guinness Book of World Records recognized her as one of the oldest professional bodybuilders in the world ..read more
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Celebrating 54 years: Couple talks legalization of interracial marriage
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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Interracial marriage became legal in the United States 54 years ago. On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously in the case of Loving v. Virginia ending race-based restrictions on marriage throughout the nation. Guest host Anthony McCarthy speaks to Ondria Vines Leary and George Leary , an interracial couple who have been married for 54 years. The couple shares how they met, eye-opening experiences and how they overcame obstacles as an interracial couple. Download the WEAA Mobile App ..read more
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Baltimore artist talks faith and art; Weekend getaway ideas
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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore artist Loring Cornish joins guest host Anthony McCarthy to share how his faith in God continues to guide him on his artistic journey. Later in the show, Wanda Watts from The Wattsline joins Anthony to share weekend getaway ideas for those looking to escape reality and relax. Download the WEAA Mobile App ..read more
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Exclusive interview with former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa
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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — In his first public interview since leaving the police department, former Baltimore City Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa joins guest host Anthony McCarthy to talk about his career, time spent in federal prison and what he believes should be done to address the ongoing violent crime in Baltimore City. Download the WEAA Mobile App For the second hour of the show, click here ..read more
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Fells Point businesses threaten to withhold taxes amid violence
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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) – Following a violent weekend in Fells Point, outraged businesses owners have threatened to withhold taxes and fees if Baltimore City officials don’t resolve issues surrounding crime, violence and trash pickup. Thiru Vignarajah, former Deputy Attorney General of Maryland and Baltimore mayoral candidate weighs in on the neighborhood’s concerns and actions needed to deter crime ..read more
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Community activist bringing skatepark to West Baltimore; Entomologist shares expertise on cicadas
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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, former President of the Baltimore NAACP and a community activist discusses his latest project, a skatepark for Baltimore City youth. Later in the show, Dr. Samuel Ramsey, an entomologist, shares his expertise on Brood X cicadas! Dr. Sammy shares how long we can expect the critters to stick around, why they are emerging after 17 years and the impact they have on the environment. Click below to listen. Download the WEAA Mobile APP For the first hour of the show, click here ..read more
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