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By WURD Radio In honor of Black Music Month, WURD Radio host Tiffany Bacon interviewed musicologist, pianist, composer and University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Guthrie Ramsey about the history of “Freedom Music” and its impact on Black culture and community.  Hear the interview in full below, listen to our Songs of Freedom playlist and share [...]
This Black Music Month, as the city starts to reopen and we embrace the spirit of Juneteenth, WURD Radio celebrates Songs of Freedom. All month long, we’ll share stories behind some of the most recognizable classics and spotlight artists producing music about Black liberation.   Loading… THE WURD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Black Talk Media sent straight [...]
The star-studded voting rights music video, “I Have a Right To Vote”  features “Hamilton” original cast member Christopher Jackson, tennis great Billie Jean King, entertainer Billy Porter, chef Carla Hall, Hill Harper, Ebony Jo-Ann, Ryan Jamaal Swain (from F/X Network’s POSE)  and others reciting the words of voting rights icons including John Lewis, Frederick Douglass [...]
July 13th through August 20th 1:00pm to 2:30pm The Summer of Freedom Neighborhood Love Tour virtual broadcast series will kick off on Monday, July 13th with host, Dr. Aaron Smith. Each broadcast will shine a light on one of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, with a focus on neighborhood history, Philadelphia’s freedom fighters, and community resources that are [...]
In June of 2020 WURD Radio will present a Celebration of Black Women In Music and Literature. The month-long celebration will run throughout June and will highlight Black women musicians, authors, and their work which is often at the center of cultural preservation and movement building. The series will highlight the work of Maya Angelou, [...]
Author: Kai Davis When I tell people I’m a poet for a living I’m often met with surprise. I get a lot of, “How do you make that work?” and “I didn’t know there were people that did that full time.” The truth is, I get it. There aren’t a lot of stable working writers [...]

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 […]

In the lead-up to Women’s History Month, WURD president and CEO Sara Lomax-Reese sat down for an exclusive interview with Katherine Johnson, the main character portrayed in the movie “Hidden Figures.”

In a Black community dealing with the shooting deaths of numerous children in recent months, another story is vying for top billing — the proposed boycott of the Civil War-era biopic, “Harriet.” It seems to be part of a disturbing pattern of Black folks telling each other not to support Black films.  And not just […]


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