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This week on WURD: Beyoncé makes history on country music charts, an interview with Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler about church vandalism and more

Reverend Mark Kelly Tyler, pastor of the historic landmark Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, spoke in a recent interview with Solomon Jones on Wake Up With WURD and shed light on the unfortunate vandalism. Benjamin Taylor has become the first Black president of the Arizona State Bar in its 90-year history, he joined Tonya Pendleton on Reality Check to provide insights into his historic appointment and disclosed his experience on the challenges and opportunities facing Black lawyers. Levi Joynes of the […]

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Press Release

WURD Radio, Pennsylvania’s only independent Black talk radio station, to broadcast live from White House grounds on February 26th, kicking off ‘WURD on Democracy’ 2024 election coverage

For immediate releaseContact Ashanti Martinamartin@wurdradio.comWURD RADIO, PENNSYLVANIA’S ONLY INDEPENDENT BLACK TALK RADIO STATION, TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS ON FEBRUARY 26th, KICKING OFF ‘WURD ON DEMOCRACY’ 2024 ELECTION COVERAGEPHILADELPHIA, Feb. 21, 2024 — WURD Radio, the only independent Black talk radio station in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is set to hold an exclusive live broadcast from the White House on Feb. 26, featuring key members of the Biden-Harris administration. This special event marks the kickoff of WURD on […]

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This week on WURD: Laughs with actor Alfonso Ribeiro, Gov. Shapiro on his proposed budget, redlining and what you need to know about fibroids

Alfonso Ribeiro, best known for his role as Carlton Banks on the hit TV sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," joined Wake Up With WURD with Solomon Jones to talk about the upcoming season of "America's Funniest Home Videos." Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro joined Wake Up With WURD to discuss his proposed budget, school funding, and the ongoing dispute between the state and the city's district attorney Larry Krasner over the prosecution of crimes on SEPTA. Dr. Katherine Sherif is […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 216


This week on WURD: What future Black homeowners should know, Sheriff Bilal addresses recent controversy, Penn holds Black skeletal remains with no communal input

Sheriff Rochelle Bilal joined Solomon Jones on Wake Up With WURD to address the recent controversy of what she claims are AI-Created news articles praising her work on her website, all of which are unaccounted for online. Activist and writer Abdul Aliy Muhammad with Solomon Jones on Wake Up With Word to detail his pivotal role and the legal battling in the controversy surrounding the treatment of skeletal remains of African Americans held in Penn Museum’s Morton collection. U.S. Secretary of […]

todayFebruary 8, 2024 249


Philadelphia tax break program fails to deliver hoped-for benefits to students

By Emily Rizzo | ChalkbeatSign up for Chalkbeat Philadelphia’s free newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system.Every so often, Philadelphia’s school board members have to decide whether to grant huge tax breaks to property developers through a program that, on the whole, siphons money away from the city and the district they govern.These tax breaks are a lynchpin of Keystone Opportunity Zones, a 25-year-old state program that officials say spurs development on abandoned or underutilized land by […]

todayFebruary 7, 2024 261


This week on WURD: Prominent discussions on race, education and law with Ava DuVernay, Tony Watlington and Pedro Rosario

Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay joined Wake Up With WURD with Solomon Jones to discuss her new highly acclaimed film, “Origin.” Jones and DuVernay’s conversation detailed the behind-the-scenes process of putting the film together and her experience of getting the project green-lit in Hollywood.Keith Boykin, author and political commentator, and The Brothers’ Network founder Gregory Walker joined Dr. James Peterson on Evening WURDs to discuss Boykin’s newest book, “Why Does Everything Have to Be About Race?” and the drift of Black […]

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Black History Month 2024: Special Events and Programs from WURD Radio

WURD Radio has a robust lineup of events and programs planned for February, starting Feb. 1 with a special conversation about the history of the Seventh Ward and cultural preservation featuring WURD President and CEO Sara Lomax and Tayyib Smith, the force behind the Legacy Reclaimed project. You can watch a sneak peek of this conversation on YouTube; it will air on Evening WURDs at 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1. WURD is proud to present a special audio vignette […]

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This week on WURD: The anniversary of Roe V. Wade, negligence at Philly’s Citizen’s Police Oversight Commission, remembering a medical pioneer and more

Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, made an appearance on Evening WURDs with Dr. James Peterson on the 51st anniversary of the historic Roe V. Wade case to discuss how the overturning of the ruling has influenced the lives of Americans and the political climate today.Dr. Walter Kimbrough also joined Evening WURDs with Dr. James Peterson to speak on the White House initiative on propelling educational equity and leveling economic opportunity throughout historically Black colleges and universities.Isaac Avilucea, an Axios […]

todayJanuary 25, 2024 375


Remembering Paula Peebles, Sister Warrior

There’s no mistaking the power she exudes when she walks into a room; it's not her beauty — although she is beautiful. It’s not just her grace — because she is gracious. It’s not her many admirers. It’s the power of her convictions. Paula Peebles is our Sister Warrior whose activism spans 50 years: from a teenage Black Panther fighting injustices in our criminal justice system to a housing activist who boldly led a sit-in in the mayor’s conference room […]

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