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Losing one mentee to Philadelphia violence was hard. Losing two is just unbearable. And losing a third will simply be unacceptable. By Alex Peay 11.20.17: Philadelphia – When I met Philadelphia 4th grader Azim Chaplin, he was too young to participate in Rising Stars, the afterschool mentoring program that Rising Sons – the organization I […]

With Philadelphia now in the post-School Reform Commission world and headed rapidly towards local control of its schools, the question turns to something city officials have given little thought to: How to pay for it. Forget, for the moment, whether a new school board should be appointed by the Mayor or if it should be […]

Watch the Wake Up With WURD team as they chat with Black-ish Actress, Jenifer Lewis. Lewis discusses her memoir, “The Mother of Black Hollywood.”  

See WURD hosts “In The Community” for a special education fundraising event hosted by the Rho Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

The Philadelphia District Attorney-elect said his campaign relied heavily on neighborhoods where politicians don’t even go to lie. 11.8.17: Philadelphia – (Politics): Positioned under a big umbrella held by a close associate, Mr. Larry Krasner on Tuesday night took a short stroll from his victory party, where he had to navigate through a crowd of […]

This election season could prove that “the resistance” is really all bullshit. On Tuesday, in states like Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and on Dec. 12 in Alabama, there are big chances to begin striking back—and in a language that can scare people like White House chief of staff John Kelly, his boss, Bannonites, congressional […]

Let’s first kick this off by saying that I’ve got nothing against Democratic District Attorney candidate Larry Krasner. In fact, it would be nice if Krasner won simply because, not unlike many others, the Philly D.A.’s race is emerging as something of a barometer for the general state of national competition between Democratic and Republican […]

Wake Up With WURD Hosts Mark Kelly Tyler, Denise Clay and Chris “Flood the Drummer” Norris spoke with activist and journalist Marc Lamont Hill about current issues and his return to Philadelphia.

Of the many questions surrounding the routinely bizarre public conduct of President Trump, one of the more perplexing is his recent entrance into national anthem protests from Black National Football League players. That reached a fevered pitch in the recent week as the president launched into another tirade blasting players and the league, directed his […]


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