Race & Diaspora

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Description:  Larry Krasner, the Democratic nominee for District Attorney of Philadelphia, has a higher profile today than he’s ever had. The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Nation are just a handful of the national media outlets that have profiled the longtime criminal defense attorney who has sued the City of Philadelphia and its […]

WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past and those who continue to keep the torch lit. We know that music has played a pivotal role in every movement for Black liberation. Today is no different. This interactive event […]

WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past and those who continue to keep the torch lit. We know that music has played a pivotal role in every movement for Black liberation. Today is no different. This interactive […]

In recognition of Black Music Month, we bring you a conversation about message music — protest music, socially conscious music, whatever you want to call it — and the roots of Philadelphia-raised rapper ARSIN. After an upbringing in a rough neighborhood known as The Bottom — where, by his count, 45 friends of his friends have […]

Now available – part two of our in-depth look at the politics of pot, with guests Anthony Hirschbuhl, re-entry activist, and Keir Bradford-Grey, chief defender of the Philadelphia Defenders Association.

Philly doesn’t very much like its black kids. We’ve kind of known that for some time, but when you have data to back it up, the trending hostility towards the city’s black children becomes that much more vivid.

Reality Check started watching an otherwise (and predictably) dull DA general election phase with interest when Philly Inquirer/Daily News political reporter Chris Brennan reported something about black Court of Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker exploring a hostile takeover of Grossman’s GOP nomination perch.

Talking about race can evoke fear, anger, misunderstanding. So it often remains the elephant in the room. This panel discussion asks the question, “What do we lose when we don’t talk about race and how could our lives improve if we did?”

One couldn’t help but notice the Ghost of Low Voter Turnout haunting voter mood once more on Election Day. But let headlines and reigning wisdom from that day tell it, and Philadelphia witnessed a near holy, comet-sighting surge of voters.


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