2023 Empowerment Experience Photo Gallery

On Saturday, December 9, WURD Radio celebrated Black commerce, the holidays, and the spirit of ujamaa at our annual Empowerment Experience marketplace. More than 25 vendors, selling high-quality items like eyeglasses, crocheted goods, dolls, health supplements, clothing, books, beauty products and much more, gathered in the Family Life Center at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church East. For five hours, WURD welcomed the public to shop, eat and have fun alongside friends and […]

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This week on WURD: Atlantic City mayor and spouse charged with assault, Mayor Parker’s first 100 days, chronic absenteeism across Philly schools

Kenny Burns, a South New Jersey reporter for WHYY, detailed on Reality Check with Tonya Pendleton, the charges against Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and his wife La’Quetta Small of abusing and assaulting their teenage daughter on multiple occasions. Mayor Cherelle Parker outlined her 100 day address to Solomon Jones on Wake Up With WURD. Parker focused on public safety, less restrictions on economic development and accessible, robust education for […]

todayApril 18, 2024


Celebrating environmental justice and activism: EcoWURD presents EcoFest on Saturday, April 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Belmont Mansion

The event will feature compelling conversations, hands-on workshops and live performances PHILADELPHIA — On Saturday, April 20, WURD Radio and ecoWURD present ecoFEST, an annual celebration of activism and journalism squarely focused on the impact of environmental justice on Black communities in Philadelphia and the nation. P.O.C., host of the weekly show ecoWURD Magazine on WURD Radio every Friday at 10 a.m., serves as emcee, facilitator of conversations, and convener […]

todayApril 13, 2024


This week on WURD: The legacy of O.J. Simpson, the Philly Muslim community mourns on Eid, advocacy for a greener Philadelphia

O.J. Simpson passed away Thursday at the age of 76 from prostate cancer. Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones dedicates his opening monologue to Simpson’s death and how the acquittal of the 1995 trial riveted the nation and revealed tensions on race and the criminal justice system. Multiple people were injured in an Eid Al-Fitr shooting that included 1,000 attendees. Police have taken five people into custody and recovered […]

todayApril 11, 2024


WURD Radio’s Tonya Pendleton to moderate student debt panel hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris on April 8

Reality Check Host Tonya Pendleton PHILADELPHIA — On Monday, April 8, WURD Radio host Tonya Pendleton will moderate a roundtable discussion on student debt hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris. Harris is visiting Philadelphia following the announcement of plans from the Biden-Harris administration to expand student debt relief efforts to 23 million Americans. The vice president will host a roundtable discussion Monday afternoon featuring Philadelphia residents impacted by the administration’s student debt cancellation. Pendleton, host […]

todayApril 8, 2024


This week on WURD: Delco DEI director dismissed, Mississippi torture case, what you need to know about AI and more

Lauren Footman was the first DEI director for Delaware County. She joined Solomon Jones on Wake Up With WURD to discuss her termination from the job this week after filing a racial discrimination alleging that her boss, a Black man, treated her and other women employees unfairly. Malik Z. Shabazz is the attorney representing the two Black men tortured by Rankin County sheriff's deputies in Braxton, Miss. He detailed the […]

todayApril 4, 2024






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