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Women & Gender

These Black female lawyers were attending a convention when Roe was overturned. What they plan now

As we grapple with the fallout from the reversal of Roe v Wade, we turned to a prominent Black lawyer to help us make sense of the legal foundation that led to this landmark court ruling. Professor Lécia Vicente is a Business Law Professor and advisor with a deep understanding of risk management in different corporate cultures.  We caught up with her recently after she returned from her first Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Workshop and Writing Retreat. […]

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Submit a nomination for WURD’s Community Impact Award

This year for Founder’s Day, WURD Radio will acknowledge five members of the community who work tirelessly to strengthen and uplift the community. Read about last year’s recipients here. Please nominate an individual or group worthy of WURD’s Community Impact Award. Nominations will close at 11:59 p.m. July 24. Loading…

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Black-led nonprofits in Philadelphia still face funding barriers

ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio. Black-led Nonprofits: Kelly Woodland, executive director of the national kids activity nonprofit After School All Stars, and Sharmain Matlock-Turner, CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition, joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about a recent report on how Black-led nonprofits in Philadelphia still face barriers in making substantive connections with regional funders.  Bill Cosby: Former Superior Court judge and Atlantic County prosecutor Damon Tyner […]

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Politics & Government

Charles Ellison’s Reality Check on the Jan. 6th Hearings

By Charles Ellison | WURD Radio How would you summarize the last few weeks of the Jan. 6th hearings? First: The January 6th Committee itself and these public hearings are an essential exercise. We need to have them. It's absolutely crucial Congress investigate and hold those who attacked it accountable because this is about governance, confidence and stability. If Congress fails at this function, public confidence in government (which is barely at 25%, according to Gallup polling) will erode further. […]

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An organization is working to remove police from schools in favor of investing in counselors and support staff

ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio. Schools: Marcus Pollard, a staff attorney with the Justice System Reform team for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, spoke about how one organization is working to remove police from schools in favor of investing in counselors and support staff. Sophia Schmid, an environmental reporter for WHYY’s PlanPhilly, also joined WUWW to discuss her recent article on the rise in temperature in Philadelphia schools. […]

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WURD Radio hosts Roundtable on Violence with city leaders

Driven by the ongoing violence in Philadelphia, including the recent mass shooting on South Street that left three people dead and 11 injured, WURD Radio hosted a special Roundtable on Violence on June 10..  Groundings host Brother Shomari, Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones and Black Women's Leadership Council host Joann Bell moderated the roundtable, which featured Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, District Attorney Larry Krasner, City Council President Darrell Clarke and City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart. […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Listen to WURD’s Black Music Month playlist

WURD is celebrating Black Music Month by honoring the history and impact of gospel music! Listen to this playlist of vignettes to learn more. We’ll be updating it throughout the month of June. WURD’s Black Music Month vignettes are sponsored by Comcast, Keystone First, Bank of America, PECO, AARP Philadelphia, PA Lottery, Dedicated Senior Medical Center and Kimmel Center.  

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Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate Juneteenth with WURD Radio

WURD Radio will be out and about in Philadelphia for Juneteenth – come celebrate with us! Stop by our table during any of the following Juneteenth events to learn more about our programming and memberships:10 a.m to 2 p.m. June 19: Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade & Festival, Malcolm X Park, 52nd and Pine streets. Noon-4 p.m. June 19: Juneteenth Block Party, African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.4-8 p.m. June 19: Barnes on the Block, Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.The […]

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Remembering M. Claire Lomax, Esq. – December 28, 1962 – May 31, 2022

By Sara Lomax-ReeseMary Claire Lomax. M. Claire Lomax, Esq. MCL. The common denominator is Claire - which means clear in French. And Claire was clear. Straight no chaser. Strong, opinionated, smart as a whip, hilarious, no holds barred. All in. Ride or die. A true conversationalist. The kind of person who sits on a plane and by the end of the flight knows everything about the person next to her. Fast friends. Enduring lifelong relationships. As she often said, “I […]

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