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: Project 2025, How to stay cool through the heatwave, Philly’s summer street cleaning 

David Madland is the strategic director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress. He joined Evening WURDs with Dr. James Peterson to break down Project 2025 and the potential civil rights infringements on Americans. Director of the Office of Clean and Green Initiatives Carlton Williams spoke with Solomon Jones on Wake Up With WURD about the street cleaning initiative that has cleaned 5,000 city blocks so far. […]

todayJuly 11, 2024


This week on WURD: Supreme Court broadens presidential immunity and punitive measures on homelessness, an organization striving for Black youth in STEAM fields

Keir Bradford-Grey is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s litigation department. She joined The Source with Andrea Lawful-Sanders to discuss last week’s presidential debate, Trump’s immunity from prosecution and the Supreme Court case to allow punitive fines or arrests for people living with homelessness. Dr. Timothy Golden, visiting professor of philosophy at Whitman College and Wake Up With WURD contributor, joined Solomon Jones to discuss the Supreme Court decisions, what acts […]

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More funding could be coming to a Pa. affordable housing program

Trebor Maitin for Spotlight PASpotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit newsroom producing investigative and public-service journalism that holds power to account and drives positive change in Pennsylvania. Sign up for our free newsletters.HARRISBURG — State legislators are haggling over what to do with Pennsylvania’s $14 billion budget surplus. A funding increase for an affordable housing program is a prime contender for a piece of the pie.The Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and […]

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This week on WURD: John Legend on the importance of voting, a Black town gets to vote after 60 years, Black Americans speak on institutional racism

Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend joined Dr. James Peterson on Evening WURDs to talk about the importance of voting and the upcoming election in the fall.Linn Washington Jr. is a journalism professor at Temple University. He talked to Solomon Jones on Wake up With WURD about Newbern, Ala., a predominantly Black town that hasn't had elections in 60 years and where a Black mayor was barred from taking office by white […]

todayJune 27, 2024


This week on WURD: DA Larry Krasner loses legal battle over SEPTA, Camden school board president alleged sexual assault, improving Black birth outcomes

District Attorney Larry Krasner spoke on Wake Up With WURD with Solomon Jones about the newly appointed SEPTA prosecutor who will handle SEPTA-related crimes through Act 40. Krasner argued that it unconstitutionally dismantled his geographic jurisdiction and stripped the DA’s core prosecutorial functions. Inquirer journalist Melanie Burney and Lawyer Jeffrey Fritz spoke to Solomon detailing the controversial case of the Camden School Board President who allegedly sexually abused a student over […]

todayJune 20, 2024






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