When fellow columnist Stu Bykofsky said Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania’s Asa Khalif should not be allowed to interrupt government news conferences while protesting the killings of black men by police, I was flummoxed. The First Amendment grants every American the right to free speech. It’s what protects my right to pen this column, or speak […]
I think Donald Trump is lying. When he says, “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the words stand in stark contrast to the president’s actions. Trump’s […]
Philadelphia native and aerospace legend Colonel Guion Bluford, the first African American astronaut, stopped by the WURD Radio studios to speak to host Stephanie Renée about the importance of STEM education, continuing to inspire talented youth to reach to the stars, and the honor of having his life story told in music on The Mann […]
WURD host Stephanie Renée chats with Nolan Williams, Festival Artistic Director for The Mann Center, about A SPACE ODYSSEY, an evening of orchestral celebration for African American astronaut Col. Guion Bluford, the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley and Langston Hughes, and the indelible connection between classical music and the soundtrack to our favorite science-fiction films through […]
There was a time I respected John McCain. After all, he was a patriot — a hero who had endured torture in the service of his country. But now, with his vote to set in motion a process that will cause millions of Americans to lose their health care, McCain has betrayed the most vulnerable […]
Solomon Jones writes that the drowning death of Jamel Dunn as five teens watched and filmed it represents the death of compassion in our society.
In the wake of a new temporary DA being named, a WURD host calls out the undemocratic process of choosing Kelley Hodge The last thing Philly needed right now was a shadow election. Yet, that’s what we got: an anti-transparent, somewhat anti-democratic and shadowy process whereby a near Star Chamber of 88 Philadelphia city judges […]