Reality Check

This article is part of The Toll: The Roots and Costs of Gun Violence in Philadelphia, a solutions-focused series from the collaborative reporting project Broke in Philly. You can find other stories in the series here and follow us on Twitter at @BrokeInPhilly. By Charles Ellison | The Philadelphia Citizen Multiple studies find that environmental fixes to low-income neighborhoods [...]
Would adequate or generous relief during an economic disaster really "overheat" the economy? the b|e note Dec 28   Publisher’s Riff   The $900 billion pandemic stimulus relief bill along with $1.4 trillion in federal government funding through September 2021 has now been signed by President Trump. For the moment, complete disaster averted - at [...]
We Told You The Electoral College Is An HBCU .... over a year ago. But, a lot of folks didn't want to hear it - well, someone finally listened by Charles D. Ellison | the B|E note Special insights heard daily at #RealityCheck on WURD every Mon - Thur, 10am - 1pm ET LIVE at wurdradio.com or facebook.com/forwurd  Few people love the [...]
AMERICA RAN OUT OF LANDSLIDES  First impressions of what transpired during the most consequential election of our lifetime by Charles D. Ellison | WURD As of this date, it’s perhaps a fool’s errand to get too immersed in the numbers because ballots are still being counted and lawyers are already getting into it. What we [...]
By Charles Ellison | The Philadelphia Citizen Want to get more young protesters casting a vote? WURD's midday hose urges that we start by taking them seriously In a moment like this, everyone is trying to figure out exactly “what do we do with the kids?” There’s no doubt around the fact that it is, [...]
Three years ago, Mayor Kenney “reestablished” the department’s civilian oversight board. So, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, what’s so different this time? Every big city mayor, hand forced in the moment, has to act big. In Philadelphia, that act is Groundhog Day. Pushed publicly to do something dramatic—in the wake of George Floyd, Philly police violence and [...]
OPINION: We must honor them with clear political action versus the impatience of a microwave movement As outrage, fear and angst bubble up in Georgia and, now, Kentucky over the grisly murders of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, one question fails to appear in the broader dialogue: How will these tragedies impact the 2020 elections? We can’t do [...]
It’s nearly 50 days into the pandemic and thousands of school kids still aren’t able to access online learning. WURD’s midday host wonders, why can’t we be more like Detroit? It’s unclear what led to the fantastically moronic idea this week to herd disconnected Philadelphia public school students into WiFi-accessible parking lots. What we are [...]
OPINION: Charles Ellison writes that calls to 'Reopen America Now' speak to the country's continued disregard for Black bodies Are you Black, possibly COVID-infected (since testing kits aren’t available for you), either bed-ridden at home because the hospital turned you away or in a hospital dying alone? Were you one of more than 20 million [...]

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