Race & Diaspora

By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat Last week’s fatal, officer-involved shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., a  Black man from West Philadelphia’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, has brought into focus a ballot question that would allow greater oversight of city police. The officers involved in the incident are being investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department’s investigative unit. Unlike [...]
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. Darrick Hamilton & Naomi Zewde | Solutions Journalism The protests in every city rallying against police killings and racialized violence directed at Black bodies are inseparable from [...]
https://youtu.be/7pECWTl0mis WURD President Sara Lomax-Reese continues her conversations with Black healers and spiritual teachers. This week she sat down with Dr. Beverly Toporowski, a physician, energy healer and Awakening Mind Minister. Dr. Toporowski shared her thoughts on Covid-19, the protests and the spiritual dimensions of this moment. 
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"

In the lead-up to Women’s History Month, WURD president and CEO Sara Lomax-Reese sat down for an exclusive interview with Katherine Johnson, the main character portrayed in the movie “Hidden Figures.”

This past weekend in Philadelphia a 2-year-old was shot in the head and died. Just a day before, an 11-month-old baby was shot four times and lived. And while my prayer is that something good can come from this assault on our children, reality says prayer is not enough. Philadelphia’s black and brown community — […]

“TRANSMIT/TRANSFORM,” was a two-day event celebrating the lives of community members lost to violence in the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood of North Philadelphia. Done in partnership with the Village of Arts and Humanities, this project, timed to coincide with Memorial Day, was a part of the WURD on Violence Collaborative. Using the Village’s ArtBuilt Mobile Studio, WURD […]

Honoring one of Philadelphia’s own creative giants – James Mtume – on the celebration of his TVOne UNSUNG special and so much more!

Before you make your way to theaters for the historic opening weekend of Disney/Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER, it is worth it to refamiliarize yourself with the voices, works and vision of some of the film’s leading characters.


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