A Black journalist dubbed the “original civil rights photographer” was also an FBI informant

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

Black History: Journalist Wesley Lowery joined Wake Up With WURD to discuss his new podcast about the story of Ernest C. Withers, an African-American journalist dubbed the “original civil rights photographer” — who also was an FBI informant. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-7-11-22-wesley-lowery 

A Father’s Grief: Kent Julye spoke about the tragic killing of his son Zachariah Julye over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.


Schools: NBC News reporter Erin Einhorn talked about her recent article on children in foster care being deprived of their education, and Chalkbeat reporter Kalyn Belsha discussed her story on the rise in classroom disruptions and school fights.



Cash Bail: Rachael Eisenberg, senior director of criminal justice reform for Center for American Progress, discussed a new suite of reports on America’s unjust cash bail system. 


Jayland Walker: Clarence Okoh, an Equal Justice Works fellow at the Legal Defense Fund, spoke about the fatal police shooting of Walker, a 25-year-old Black man who was stopped by law enforcement for an alleged traffic matter.


Gun Violence Coverage: Cydney Hargis, senior researcher at Media Matters, discussed the organization’s formal guide for how to responsibly and ethically report on gun violence.


Wellness: Dr. Edith Mitchell serves as the leader of the Jefferson Cancer Network’s GI Cancer Working Group, which allows physicians throughout the network to participate in program-initiated clinical and translational science efforts. She joined The Source to talk about a program being run at Jefferson called “The Power of W.E. (Wellness & Education).” 


Black Love: Executive and podcast host Cheri Spigner-Syphax joined The Source to discuss the beauty of Black love and the components that go into maintaining a healthy love life.


Teen Curfew: Katherine Gilmore Richardson, councilmember at large for the city of Philadelphia and chair of Philadelphia’s Environmental Committee, talked about the citywide teen curfew instituted due to the recent rise in violence. 


Teen Violence: Mike Males, Ph.D., senior researcher at the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and principal investigator for Youth Facts, helped unpack findings for possible reasons for teen violence and the proper disciplinary response.


Ice Cream Chronicles: Savory & Sweet host Tonya Hopkins, aka “The Food Griot,” joined CrossWURDz to discuss the history of ice cream and how its roots stem from African Americans, and a new ice cream brand for people over 21.


Healthy Sex: Jasmine Richardson joined CrossWURDz to talk about healthy sex practices, sharing what people of all ages need to do to foster conversation and healthy sexual behaviors.


Prayer in Schools: Kala J and Bishop Dwayne Royster talked about the Supreme Court decision to allow prayer back into schools and how it will affect Christian students.


ecoWURD Magazine: Casey Kuklick, chief of staff for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Tommy Joshua Caison, executive director of North Philly Peace Park, discussed ecoWURD’s “PHLBlockbyBlock” call to action, which will emphasize a four-step “place-based strategy” for violence reduction and community growth: trash clean-up; vacant lot reclamation/remediation (and removal of abandoned cars); tree canopy/tree planting expansion; and home upgrades and repairs. 




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