Black-led nonprofits in Philadelphia still face funding barriers

todayJune 28, 2022

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ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.

Black-led Nonprofits: Kelly Woodland, executive director of the national kids activity nonprofit After School All Stars, and Sharmain Matlock-Turner, CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition, joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about a recent report on how Black-led nonprofits in Philadelphia still face barriers in making substantive connections with regional funders. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-62022-kelly-woodland-and-sharmain-matlock-turner 

Bill Cosby: Former Superior Court judge and Atlantic County prosecutor Damon Tyner discussed this week’s verdict against Cosby, who was found liable in a civil case brought by a woman who claimed he sexually assaulted her as a teen in the 1970s.


Children and Health: Dr. Wanjiku Njoroge, medical director of the Young Child Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talked about children’s mental health. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-62222-dr-wanjiku-njoroge 

Entrepreneurship: Peter Gonzales, president/CEO of the Welcoming Center, and Nicole Marcote, the center’s director of entrepreneurship programs, discussed Brightly, a cooperative business franchise that’s expanding to Philadelphia. The immigrant-owned cleaning franchise offers high living wages for its owners and entrepreneurship opportunities. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-62222-philadelphia-citizen 

Medicare: Susan Neff is a supervisor with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Education and Outreach Office and is director of Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight, a program providing Medicare benefits counseling. She joined Reality Check to discuss the programs and their benefits. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-62122-susan-neff 

Daughters Fight Dad’s Sentencing: Carine and Anaise Kanimba, adopted daughters of Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan politician and hero during the Rwandan genocide, discussed details of their father’s detainment, what they are doing to fight the sentencing and other matters regarding the region of Africa being held under an unforgiving dictatorship. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-62022-carine-and-anaise-kanimba 

Faith Matters: Chaplain Dr. Paul Anderson, a certified life coach and former Seventh-day Adventist pastor, and Anwar Muhaimin, certified “hafiz” of the Quran and president and spiritual leader of the community at Masjid Quba, discussed a decrease in Americans’ faith in God.


Written by: WURD Radio

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