Health & Wellness
https://youtu.be/is2gz3y9uOA A Conversation on "Healing Rage" Between WURD President, Sara Lomax-Reese, and Ruth King, Author of "Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible" and "Mindful of Race: Transforming Race from the Inside Out"
Ryan Briggs | WHYY.org Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration has come under fire for failing to support more Black-led organizations in the battle against the coronavirus. One such group, the all-volunteer Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, which garnered national attention for operating mobile testing sites in underserved communities, held a press event at Salem Baptist Church on Thursday to draw [...]
In Philly, the poorest big city in the country, low-income communities of color were already faced with unequal access to healthcare, a broken social safety net, and one of the highest eviction rates in the country long before COVID-19 hit. As the pandemic has progressed, rampant inequality, the digital divide, and the affordable housing [...]
By Melissa Clarke, MD Just two months ago, at the height of Black History Month, the COVID-19 epidemic seemed a world away from the hearts and minds of black Americans. The general thought was: “Black people don’t get the Rona.” Idris Elba hadn't come down with it yet, and neither had Ellis Marsalis. In President [...]
OPINION: Charles Ellison writes that calls to 'Reopen America Now' speak to the country's continued disregard for Black bodies Are you Black, possibly COVID-infected (since testing kits aren’t available for you), either bed-ridden at home because the hospital turned you away or in a hospital dying alone? Were you one of more than 20 million [...]
The City, like the country, was unprepared for Covid-19, WURD’s midday host contends. How do we do better now? At the time of publication, Pennsylvania has made its way into the top five states with the most coronavirus cases (just below Michigan) and it’s still in the top ten with the most Covid-19-related deaths. For [...]
https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/sara-lomax-reese-interviews-tuere-sala WURD Radio’s President & CEO, Sara Lomax-Reese interviews Tuere Sala, a seasoned meditation teacher and leader in the insight meditation movement. Sala will be in Philadelphia this weekend (Feb. 1st & Feb. 2nd) leading a retreat specifically for People of Color. She will explore how we can cultivate emotional states that will heal rather [...]