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  In Philly, the poorest big city in the country, low-income communities of color were already faced with unequal access to healthcare, a broken social safety net, and one of the highest eviction rates in the country long before COVID-19 hit. As the pandemic has progressed, rampant inequality, the digital divide, and the affordable housing [...]
Apollo Uptown Hall: Movement Required was motivated by the themes from the Apollo and Opera Philadelphia’s October 2017 opera, We Shall Not Be Moved. This community conversation featured an excerpt of the award-winning documentary Let the Fire Burn, which covered one of the most tumultuous (and largely forgotten) clashes between government and citizens in modern American history. There [...]
Philadelphia’s Black Talk radio station devoted an entire day to environmental issues that directly impact Black communities. (PHILADELPHIA, PA) – WURD Radio (96.1FM / 900AM / WURDRadio.com / WURDApp), the only African American-owned talk radio station in Pennsylvania, recently convened its first ecoWURD “Earth Day” Summit, a full day of complete environmental justice-focused programming on-air, [...]
On Thursday, April 9th, REVOLT and music mogul and producer Diddy hosted to offer perspective and advice on how to respond to COVID-19's impact on the Black community. Speakers included Angela Rye, Big Sean, Reverend Al Sharpton, Fat Joe, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Killer Mike, Charles Blow, Van Jones and more. [...]

WURD Radio will receive $170,000 from the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund, a joint venture of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the Knight Foundation. The funding is part of the $2.5 million Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund, announced jointly by Independence Public Media Foundation and the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund. A broad-based, collaborative […]

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA JAMES F. KENNEY Office of the Mayor 215 City Hall Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 686-2181 FAX (215) 686-2180   Fellow Philadelphians: Every year since 2016 I’ve been thrilled to take part in Philly Free Streets as thousands of residents from every neighborhood came out to walk, bike, roll, and play after we [...]

The Racial Equity in Journalism (REJ) Fund at Borealis Philanthropy has awarded $2.3 million in grants to 16 news organizations serving communities of color across the country. “The COVID-19 global pandemic and the sometimes overwhelming stream of information makes clear the need for trusted news sources that prioritize the needs of underserved communities, who will […]

For immediate release: March 24, 2020 Published by: Office of Domestic Violence Strategies, Board of Health, Managing Director’s Office, Department of Public Health, Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, Office of the Mayor, Office of Emergency Management | Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications press@phila.gov  Mayor Kenney today voiced dismay at federal inaction on aid to cities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and criticized the President’s […]

Set to be released on March 18, 2020 on HULU, “Little Fires Everywhere” is based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, which follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious […]


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