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Press Release | CoveringClimateNow.Org The Guardian, VICE Media Group, NBC News, NowThis, and Covering Climate Now announce “First-Time Voter Youth Takeover Day” to launch week of Climate Politics 2020 coverage. To kick off Covering Climate Now’s week of US elections coverage September 21 to 28, some of the world’s leading news organizations will share their [...]
Solomon Jones | WHYY.org So much that’s happened in the last week has been emblematic of the chaos of 2020. Iconic civil rights leaders John Lewis and C.T. Vivian died. Federal agents snatched protesters off Portland streets at the Trump administration’s behest. Then, after months of downplaying their importance, President Trump finally admitted that masks [...]
Want to get more young protesters casting a vote? WURD's midday hose urges that we start by taking them seriously In a moment like this, everyone is trying to figure out exactly “what do we do with the kids?” There’s no doubt around the fact that it is, indeed, young people who are the primary [...]
Both sons were 10 in 2014. Now, they share their perspective as teens. By Ashley Louszko, Meagan Redman and Allie Yang | ABC News For Solomon Jones Jr., a Black father, difficult conversations with his son aren’t optional. They’re essential. “The talk,” a discussion Black parents have had with their children for generations, is now rooted [...]
Juneteenth, celebrating the end of slavery, is a City holiday for the first time today—but Black Americans’ fight for freedom is long and enduring Justice delayed is justice denied; or so they say. Juneteenth, a day that should soon be a national holiday, commemorates the unofficial but actual end of slavery in these United States. [...]
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, [...]
Three years ago, Mayor Kenney “reestablished” the department’s civilian oversight board. So, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, what’s so different this time? Every big city mayor, hand forced in the moment, has to act big. In Philadelphia, that act is Groundhog Day. Pushed publicly to do something dramatic—in the wake of George Floyd, Philly police violence and [...]
By Kathy Y. Times For Black Women Unmuted  Finally, America is feeling what I’m feeling — fired up and fed up — over the deadly consequences of racism. Nationwide calls for justice triggered memories of two life-changing experiences for me: witnessing the 1980 Miami riots sparked by the acquittal of white police officers who killed [...]
Polling shows Joe Biden leading Trump as protests continue. By Li Zhou | Vox.com President Donald Trump is betting that his support for law enforcement is going to help him this November. “I am your president of law and order,” Trump said last week in his first formal address on the subject of protests against [...]

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