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In this episode of WURD Backstage, MOJO host Stef Renée interviews actor Omari Hardwick.

We had a capacity crowd for WURD Speaks: Sisters in the Struggle – The Women of the Black Panther Party at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and we have loved all the calls, emails and other accolades letting us know that this was one of your favorite WURD events yet!

It’s now been 5 years since my father made transition. I miss him terribly, but when his birthday rolls around, I am more buoyed by the remembrances of what I learned from him (and about him) while he was here.

Last week, NYC Lens published an in-depth story about the important role women played in the Black Panther Party. The article is a great preview of WURD Speaks: Sisters in the Struggle – The Women of the Black Panther Party. Get your tickets today!

Joie Nearn, Imani Weeks and Sydne Hopkins of Science Leadership Academy scripted, filmed and edited a mini-documentary investigating colorism in the Black community. The project is called For the Love of Brown Girls.

In tandem with our MLK Day of Service live broadcast and on-air salutes to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please read on to learn more about his incredible life and legacy.

One of the ways WURD is supporting the Global Citizen MLK Day of Serviceis a clothing drive to collect new and gently worn men’s and women’s business attire. Donations will benefit Career Wardrobe and Ready, Willing and Able.

2015 was a defining year of social and political achievements in the African-American community, ranging from Bree Newsome relieving South Carolina of its Confederate flag to the lack of police officer indictments in the Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland cases.

Renowned race scholar and activist, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, died on January 2 at the age of 80. Her family states that she had been hospitalized earlier in the week after suffering a stroke.


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