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Respect on her name: AAMP’s new director of programming has deep roots in activism and the arts

This article was originally published by Love Now Media.By Sherry L. Howard | Love Now MediaPhoto Credit: Tezarah WilkinsNina Elizabeth Ball had no idea her passion for poetry and love of the arts would take her on a fulfilling work-life journey.Around the Baltimore School for the Arts, the high-schooler was known for her writing. Musicians, poets and dancers came to her with their poetry and their raps. So much talent, she thought, should be shared with the school and community.  So, […]

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The Importance of Financial Access to Build Confidence in Your Money Management Skills

By Dr. Michelle Burroughs | WSFS BankBuilding financial confidence can go a long way in achieving your goals.Gaining that confidence goes hand-in-hand with having proper access to financial products and services for your needs and feeling comfortable leveraging these resources.A WSFS Bank study found that 80% in the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware region are confident managing their money in general, but 33% have trouble understanding the financial products and services available to them.Here are ways to build your financial confidence […]

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Legendary author Alice Walker speaks on new book, life and career

WURD Radio held a special in-person edition of the Black WURDs Book Club on Thursday at Comcast Technology Center! WURD President & CEO Sara Lomax-Reese and Harriett's Bookshop owner Jeannine Cook conducted an exclusive interview with legendary author Alice Walker, appearing virtually, on her new book "Gathering Blossoms Under Fire." Singer Laurin Talese also performed to open the event. If you weren't able to attend, you can replay the interview below., check out some of the amazing photos from the event! CLICK […]

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How period tracking apps and data privacy fit into a post-Roe v. Wade climate

Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.Roe v. Wade: Lydia X. Z. Brown, policy counsel with the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Privacy and Data Project, joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about how period tracking apps and data privacy fit into a post-Roe v. Wade climate. Child Welfare: Dorothy Roberts, J.D., professor of Africana Studies, Law & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, is author of a new book called “Torn […]

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Politics & Government

Missed WURD’s Pennsylvania Senate debate? Replay it now

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Congressman Conor Lamb squared off on WURD Radio on Wednesday during a live broadcast debate moderated by Black Women's Leadership Council host JoAnn Bell, Reality Check host Charles Ellison and Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones. If you missed it, you can watch the replay below. THE WURD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Black Talk Media sent straight to your inbox. BECOME A MEMBER The forWURD Movement is your way toprotect and preserve Independent Black […]

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Unpacking the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade

Photo Credit: Nitin Mukul / EpicenterICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.Roe v. Wade: A draft opinion leaked to Politico this week indicating the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade has sparked heated discussion nationwide. Here are WURD hosts' interviews on the topic:Dr. Zakiya Luna, a scholar at Washington University, joined Evening WURDs to discuss the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade. Dr. Jamila K. Taylor, a senior fellow […]

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If state’s rights can kill abortion rights, they can kill Black rights, too

By Solomon Jones | The U.S. Supreme Court is on the cusp of striking down Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that guaranteed federal protections of abortion rights, and I keep wondering what it means. To be clear, I am not in favor of abortion, but I am also against tying my political decisions to an issue that does not personally affect me. I am a man. I will never have an abortion, and I will never know the emotional turmoil that a […]

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ICYMI: Check out highlights, conversations from Earth Day at Bartram’s Garden

WURD Radio and ecoWURD, in partnership with Bartram’s Garden, celebrated Earth Day with a special live broadcast hosted by Charles Ellison on April 22 at Bartram’s Garden. The event, “Food, Faith and Violence & the Environment,” featured a conversation on the future of food movements in Black faith communities, as well as a roundtable with local leaders exploring place-based solutions and the intersection of sustainable use of green space and its impact on reducing violence in our communities. If you missed […]

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New documentary ‘The Color of Care’ examines how people of color receive substandard health care

ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.'The Color of Care': This new documentary from the Smithsonian Channel and Harpo Productions chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard health care in the United States. Dr. Neel Shah, chief medical officer of Maven Clinic and assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School, joined Wake Up With WURD to discuss the documentary. Jump Around: Three members of the […]

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