This week on WURD: Philadelphia’s first Reparations Task Force meeting, Missy Elliott launches first headlining tour, how Diddy’s domestic abuse impacts victims

todayMay 23, 2024

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Sara M. Lomax, President and CEO of WURD Radio, hosted a special edition of Evening WURDs titled “WURD on Health and Healing” featuring leading experts in women’s health. Topics ranged from maternity care to physical fitness and practices of healthy well-being.

Mona Scott-Young is the manager of Missy Elliott’s first headline tour, kicking off in July. She joined Reality Check with Tonya Pendleton to talk about the star-studded line-up which includes Busta Rhymes, Ciara and Timbaland. 

Nnennia Mazagwu is the founder and creative director at N’ụlọ Adaeze and finalist of WURD’s Level Up pitch competition. They joined The Source with Andrea Lawful Sanders to discuss their business of selling furniture designed to promote healing and relaxation.

Dr. Helena Fontes is the founder and CEO of NewView Institute. She joined Solomon Jones on Wake Up With WURD to discuss how the video of Sean “Diddy” Combs assaulting then-girlfriend Cassie impacts survivors of domestic violence and how victims can find help and healing. 

Councilmember Jamie Gauthier joined Wake Up With WURD to invite members of the public to the inaugural convening of the Reparations Task Force and discuss the various ways reparations can be made to Black residents of Philadelphia.

Malika Armbrister, a registered nurse, holistic health practitioner and founder of Osainista Healing Center, joined P.O.C. on ecoWURD Magazine and discussed how she incorporates traditional healing and health practices from the African diaspora, particularly methods of Rastafarians from Jamaica.


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Written by: Kiara Santos

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