Finance

By Hadriana Lowenkron | The Plug From Black Lives Matter and police brutality, to COVID-19 and racial disparities in public health, millions of people took to the streets last summer to protest injustice. For many Americans, however, their words and posters do not match their financial investments — a disconnect two organizations are attempting to [...]

By Monica Melton | The Plug The racial wealth gap has ballooned after 41% of small Black-owned businesses were forced to shutter because of the coronavirus pandemic. Since 2016, the average white American family has had a net worth of $171,000, ten times the net worth of $17,150 for the average Black family. The pandemic further aggravated systemic racism and financial […]

Vincent Thompson, political correspondent for WURD and host of “City Council Live,” spoke with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney just before he give his annual budget address to City Council.

Introducing “Reality Check with Charles Ellison,” every Monday through Thursday from 4-7pm. Hosted by Charles D. Ellison — veteran political strategist and Philly native — “Reality Check” will discuss issues rippling through the nation’s capitals, state houses and city halls.

With a new administration on its way in, WURD is one of few independently owned media outlets that offer our community a place to speak and be heard, especially when our voices are increasingly marginalized, ignored and silenced.

Be a “conscious consumer” this holiday season! Join WURD Radio and The Enterprise Center for one-stop holiday shopping experience where you buy local and learn more about the amazing businesses in our community.

Vote for your favorite Mind Your Business team and join us LIVE at The Enterprise Center for a special acknowledgement of the latest group of participants!

The Treasury Department has announced that Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson as the new face of the U.S. $20 bill.

How often have we lamented the state of Black institutions and limited opportunities for Black economic empowerment? All month, WURD presents THE BLACK LIST – Creating A Path to Economic Self-Determination. Click to learn more about how YOU can participate.


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