Health & Wellness

ICYMI: From pandemic news to police shootings, here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation this week on WURD Radio. The Kim Potter Case: Linn Washington Jr. is a professor of journalism at Temple University, where he is a co-founder of the award-winning Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab. In addition to his Temple degrees, Washington [...]
By: Daphne Sashin | Penn Medicine News Black Americans are more likely to get colorectal cancer — and even more likely to die from the disease — than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. And while Black people experience health disparities across a host of diseases, colorectal cancer is largely preventable [...]
This story is part of the SoJo Exchange of COVID-19 stories from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. By Peak Johnson | Solutions Journalism As Philadelphia’s homicide count rises, community groups and medical professionals are using trauma-based cognitive therapies to better serve victims. Now, Portland [...]
As part of WURD Radio’s Go to Know campaign, award-winning author and professor Dr. Ibram X. Kendi joins Nick Taliaferro for a conversation about his life, fight and recovery from stage IV colon cancer. Dr. Kendi, a Temple University graduate, has written three books: “Stamped from the Beginning,” “How to Be An Antiracist” and “400 [...]
WURD Radio is sharing a harvest for the world! From Oct. 11 through Dec. 31, visit wurdradio.com each week to find information on upcoming give-back events in Philadelphia. We will feature organizations hosting free food and clothing giveaways, workshops and more.     TechGirlz.org What is it? Free virtual tech workshops for middle school girls in [...]
By Ngakiya Camara | WURD Radio Dr. Ala Stanford, pediatric surgeon and the founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, joined Solomon Jones last week on WURD Radio to announce an amazing initiative to vaccinate Philadelphians who’ve been impacted the most by this pandemic.  Beginning last Friday at noon, the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium began [...]
    Day of Information 215-277-5450 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA, PA: As the nation moves into flu season, The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will begin offering free flu shots to help mitigate the morbidity and mortality associated with the coronavirus. Additionally, the group will continue to offer no-cost, barrier-free coronavirus and coronavirus antibody testing on [...]
Darryl C. Murphy | WHYY.org Omar Tate tells stories through food. With his pop-up food event Honeysuckle, the 34-year-old chef applies his skills in painting, sculpture, and the written word to bring the Black experience, with a Philly influence, to the palate of diners. For example, in one dish, Tate uses turkey necks coated in [...]

WITF’s series of virtual community conversations hosted by Charles Ellison addressing systemic racism and injustice in Central Pennsylvania and beyond continues Thursday, July 2 at 7:00pm. Join us as we examine Black Trauma & Mental Health. Repeated incidents of micro-aggression, workplace discrimination, racial profiling and police brutality have taken a toll on Black Americans. What […]


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