Women & Gender

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Forgive me if I seem a little sassier than usual on the air this week. I’ve been inspired by Dee Rees’ amazing new HBO biopic BESSIE, starring Queen Latifah. It’s time for me to reclaim some of my artsy edge.

In order to prosper, you have to take the leap of faith and leave your comfort zone. Stacy Thomas, owner of the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel did just that. Watch and follow Stacy as she guides you through her leaps of faith to brings you along her entrepreneurial journey.

When Mother’s Day rolls around, the tributes and memories are plentiful for many people. My mother has been gone for more than 30 years, and it gets harder to distinguish the remembrances from the myths.

On April 28, Nigerian Armed Forces raided several Sambisa Forest camps occupied by members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The operation also rescued 200 girls and 93 women who were being held captive.

After being selected as President Obama’s first inaugural poet and the critical acclaim she’s gaining for her new memoir, Elizabeth Alexander is destined to become the household name that her pedigree demands. But she’s been a rock star to me ever since my freshman year at Penn, when she helped an insecure teenager accept her gift of verse.

On April 7, Postmaster General Megan Brennan will be joined by Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew Young and other notables to dedicate the Maya Angelou Forever stamp in Washington, DC.

February 26 marked the Leeway Foundation’s opening night of art exhibit “Release: An Exhibition and Program Series on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration.” This riveting exhibit seeks to raise awareness of a subject that doesn’t get as much coverage as it should—women’s incarceration.

Wellness 101 is 900AM-WURD’s community health education symposium series. In honor of Women’s History Month 2015, we presented Wellness 101 – Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: A Woman’s Guide to Wholeness.

While we all need to stand up and do our part to eliminate racism and injustice, very few of us like to have our arms twisted to advance the issue.

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