Race & Diaspora
Solomon Jones | Inquirer.com In homes that are even the least bit conscious about America’s long history of racial bias, one of many lessons Black parents teach their children is this one: You have to be twice as good to get half as much. That key verse from what I like to call “The Big [...]
Solomon Jones | Inquirer.com The Philly Fighting COVID debacle, where a group of self-described “college kids” with little-to-no medical experience was given a city partnership to run a mass vaccination program, is more than a national embarrassment. It could very well worsen the Black community’s mistrust of the COVID-19 vaccine—a mistrust our community can’t afford. [...]
NATIONAL PANEL Rev. Eugene Rivers, III - Anti-Gang Violence Activist; Boston MA Bishop Yvette Flunder - Equal Rights Activist, Womanist Theologian; Oakland CA (Contributor) Rev. Dr. William Barber - Anti-Poverty Activist; Goldsboro NC PHILADELPHIA PANEL Rev. Dr. Donna Jones - Cookman Beloved Community Baptist Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler - Mother Bethel AME Bishop Audrey [...]
By Sara Lomax-Reese | President & CEO of WURD Radio On Wednesday white supremacy was on parade in full view, in all its twisted manifestations. As I watched the Capitol being stormed, I was struck by the laissez faire attitude of the police, the entitlement of the mob and the incredulity of the media commentators. [...]
Solomon Jones | WHYY.org The scene was unlike anything we’d ever witnessed. An angry mob descended on Capitol Hill after attending a rally where President Donald Trump erroneously claimed the election was stolen and directed his followers to confront members of Congress. “We’re going to walk down there, and I’ll be there with you,” Trump [...]
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"