Descendant of Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings discusses new docuseries

todayFebruary 11, 2022

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Also this week on WURD: Cheesesteak wiz ‘D’ Hayes discusses his journey (and that Essence cover) ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation this week on WURD Radio. An Untold Story: Veteran TV host and author Shannon LaNier, a descendant of former President Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, spoke about his family history and a new docuseries produced by Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance, “One Thousand Years of Slavery – The Untold Story.” https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-2-3-22-shannon-lanier  NJ mask mandate: WHYY reporter Tennyson Donyea discussed New Jersey’s mask mandate and the fight against racism and segregation in New Jersey’s schools. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-2822-tennyson-donyea  Garvey’s Son Speaks: It has been over 80 years since the passing of Marcus Garvey. Dr. Julius Garvey discussed how he is working to exonerate his father and asking for the Biden administration to provide a posthumous pardon. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-2422-dr-julius-garvey  ecoWURD: Jeannine Kayembe is the new senior program manager of climate justice at the Center for Cultural Power, creating inclusive art and content. She joined Reality Check to talk about recent environmental news and issues. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-2822-jeannine-kayembe Philadelphia City Councilwoman At-Large Helen Gym also joined the show to discuss the Community Health Act to advance environmental justice for Philadelphia’s communities. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-2322-councilwoman-helen-gym  Michael Lynche: The former “American Idol” finalist is a new breed of soul singer with completely classic influences. He talked about his career and what is next for him. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-2722-michael-lynche  Microaggressions: UC Riverside’s Aerika Loyd discussed her recent paper published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence about how Black girls and women may offset the health – including mental health – impacts of microaggressions. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-2722-aerika-lloyd  BlackWURDs Book Club: Dr. Nyasha Junior, associate professor in the Department of Religion at Temple University, joined this month’s BlackWURDs Book Club to discuss her book “Black Samson,” the reason for her penning this work and the analysis of the biblical character Samson himself. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-2822-black-samson-with-dr-nyasha-junior  Voting Rights: Blair Bowie, Esq., attorney at the Campaign Legal Center and manager of its Restore Your Vote Program, discussed voting rights and the story of Pamela Moses, who was convicted of a felony for a voting identity situation.  https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-2822-blair-bowie-esq  Amir Locke Case: Becky Dembach, reporter for the Sahan Journal, joined the show to talk about the no-knock warrant situation resulting in the death of Amir Locke. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-2722-becky-dembach  Black Women in Business: The BOSS Network, led by Cameka Smith, has partnered with Sage to launch the “Invest in Progress” grant program, with a commitment of $1.5 million over the next three years to invest in Black woman-owned businesses. She discussed her fund and elevating Black woman-owned businesses. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/the-source-w-andrea-lawful-sanders-272022-cameka-smith  Black Love: Cheri Syphax is an executive by day and host of “The Leader & Lover” podcast by night. Each Tuesday, Cheri joins The Source to discuss love in the Black community and demystify myths about finding Black love. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/the-source-w-andrea-lawful-sanders-282022-cheri-syphax  Closing the Literacy Gap: Throughout February, Andrea Lawful-Sanders will highlight a Black entrepreneur under age 20. In this segment, Tommi Crump, a sophomore at Abington High School, joined The Source to talk about her website that helps close the literacy gap for young children. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/the-source-w-andrea-lawful-sanders-272022-tommi-crump  The Inspiration for ‘Abbott Elementary’: Joyce Abbott, the inspiration behind “Abbott Elementary,” joined CrossWURDz to talk about the new hit show and her life as a teacher in the Philadelphia School District. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-2922-joyce-abbot  Hayes: Derrick Hayes of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks, who recently appeared on the cover of Essence along with his wife, Pinky Cole, discussed his journey from Philadelphia to Atlanta and shared his ups and downs of entrepreneurship. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-2322-dhayes Interfaith Conversations: Bishop Dwayne Royster spoke about a civil rights leader and pastor many aren’t familiar with: James Farmer, a founder of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-2322-bishop-dwayne-royster


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