Philadelphia to pay over $9 million to protestors in new settlement
Michael Coard hosted a discussion with lawyers Marni Jo Snyder, Riley Ross and Paul Hetznecker about a settlement announcement regarding the protesters that got pepper sprayed on the parkway during the George Floyd protests. The settlement includes $9 million in damages to those impacted and the establishment of a community mutual fund of $500,000.
Race: Massarah Mikati is an award-winning journalist who covers communities of color on the Philadelphia Inquirer’s communities and engagement desk. She joined Wake Up With WURD’s Solomon Jones for a deep dive into her story about the white woman who pretended to be Arab, Latino and more.
Politics: For almost a month, Philadelphia native Joanna McClinton has served as the 143rd Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She joined Andrea Lawful Sanders on The Source to talk about what it means to be the first Black woman to take on the role.
History: Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought Emerita at the University of Pennsylvania, joined Nick Taliaferro on Evening WURDs to discuss her life’s work, activism and the rise of Ron DeSantis.
Level Up: Level Up: Sara Lomax, President and CEO of WURD Radio; Melody Spann-Cooper, President and General Manager of Chicago’s WVON-AM; and Karen Slade, Vice President and General Manager of KJLH Radio, joined CrossWURDz with Kala J and Danae to discuss the Level Up Contest and participate in a mock pitch party for their favorite hobby.
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