February 26 marked the Leeway Foundation’s opening night of art exhibit “Release: An Exhibition and Program Series on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration.” This riveting exhibit seeks to raise awareness of a subject that doesn’t get as much coverage as it should—women’s incarceration.

Miss the January 12 broadcast of “The MOJO?” Read our recap to get the rundown!

The January 6 edition of “The Nick Taliaferro Show” fell on a Tuesday, which means it was time for Nick’s weekly Pressing Matters segment — a roundup of Philadelphia-area journalists who provide a fresh take on local news and topical events.

Were you unbelievably busy from 10am – noon and unable to listen to “The Mojo” with Stef Renee? Or maybe you were stuck on a desert island with no wifi from 4 – 7pm last night and missed “The Nick Taliaferro Show.” No problem — we’ve got you covered. Introducing ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) – a recap of recent WURD programs, brought to you by Super Intern Kendall Alexander. Enjoy!

Protestors rallied outside of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex this past Sunday to take a stand against law enforcement injustice. Members of Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild (POWER) Organization were on hand as early as 6pm as men and women of the cloth and their congregations were brought together to pray and help raise their voices against injustice in our city as well as across the country.

State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams, along with his family and other public officials, gathered on November 11 to celebrate Veterans Day by opening an advocacy facility for their benefit. The building was named in the senator’s father’s honor, as he fought in the Korean War and was also a politician in the city.

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots recently made a special appearance at their South Philadelphia alma mater, The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA). They were there to encourage students to reach for their dreams and to launch a nonprofit they started that will raise money for the improvement of the school.


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