Social Justice

Driven by the fight against racial inequality, attorney Bryan Stevenson, author of the bestseller “Just Mercy,” talked with Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones to discuss how his upbringing in a segregated Delaware led to his career fighting for the wrongfully accused. Stevenson also discussed little-known facts about northern states’ participation in the slave [...]
WURD is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty and the city’s push towards economic mobility. Follow us at @BrokeInPhilly. Story by Steve Volk | Next City Illustrations by Dylan B. Caleho | Next City Last winter, when the temperatures dipped below freezing, Miracle [...]
Solomon Jones | The Philadelphia Inquirer  I’ve long known that some of the Philadelphia police officers who were fired after their racist or bigoted Facebook comments were exposed by the 2019 Plainview Project were trying to get their jobs back through arbitration. That’s why reading about it in The Inquirer was no surprise. I was, [...]
Solomon Jones | The Inquirer I don’t care that Kim Potter, the police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright during a car stop, has resigned. I don’t care that Police Chief Tim Gannon stepped down either. I’m still enraged, because Wright didn't have to die. It happened Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota—a suburb just [...]
By Solomon Jones | Inquirer.com As the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is accused of killing George Floyd by mercilessly pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck, begins this week, I am convinced that Black people need healing as much as we need justice. There is a persistent heartache that [...]
Sara Lomax-Reese is the president and CEO of WURD, the only African-American owned talk radio station in Pennsylvania and one of only three of its kind in the nation. She speaks about the importance and evolution of her station. NBC10’s Jacqueline London has the story. THE WURD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Black Talk Media sent straight to [...]
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. Brianna Bailey | The Frontier A federal economic relief package passed by Congress in March promised to provide a lifeline for hospitals, particularly those in rural communities [...]
WURD Radio is a proud partner with Sullivan Progress Plaza in presenting the celebration of Rev Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, taking place on air and online Friday, October 16th from 12pm to 2pm. In this video, Rev. Sullivan delivers his farewell speech to his Zion Baptist congregation, recapping 4 virtues that should be followed, to [...]
In June, Sara Lomax-Reese told attendees as a keynote speaker of the annual Institute for Nonprofit News conference something that many people intuitively know, but don’t often crystalize into action: “Black media—and my expertise is in Black media—is an endangered species. If there's not a wholesale investment in reviving and supporting and providing resources to Black-owned media, [...]

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