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In a city with such deeply-rooted musical legacy, Philadelphia’s residents should be doing everything in our power to experience creative genius live on stage. Often.

After months of complaints about overt racial discrimination on the campuses of the University of Missouri, Black student groups have succeeded in forcing the resignation of Tim Wolfe, the university system president.

Listen to some of our Youth WURDs hosts speak up about their vision for the future of Philadelphia!

It is physically impossible to affirmatively respond to each and every request to appear at events and speaking engagements. But lately, the benefit to selectively deciding to show up and be counted has been clearer than ever before.

It’s been 10 years since we were transfixed by news reports of the destruction that Hurricane Katrina left in her wake, and the subsequent indifference of our national resources to help the stranded. How would YOU handle losing it all and going on?

After decades of running and resisting, Sonia Sanchez locked down a permanent residence in Philadelphia. And after 30 years or so, her vast influence in this amazing-but-troubled city is finally being fully celebrated.

The questionable death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell – allegedly a suicide – has forced me to revisit the ugly realities I explained to my children in the aftermath of the Michael Brown case.

Join WURD on July 31 to celebrate the life and legacy of Walter P. Lomax, Jr., M.D.! We will honor his birthday with a day-long tribute and live broadcast from the African American Museum in Philadelphia (701 Arch Street) from 7am -7pm.

There is a thread on Black Twitter called #HappyBlackGirlDay, where posts are used to uplift and celebrate Black femininity. In the wake of Sandra Bland’s death and so many other insults and insensitivity toward sisterhood, this social media practice feels more like urgent necessity.


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