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Summer of Freedom, sponsored by Comcast, encourages Philadelphia residents of all ages to think of their local Free Library of Philadelphia branch when they are looking for fun, free activities this summer!

The fifth session of the F.A.C.T. program (Fathers and Children Together) is underway at Graterford Prison in Skippack Township, PA. The program makes it possible for the children of men incarcerated at Graterford to have consistent, dedicated time to access and bond with their fathers.

In recognition of the birthday of our founder, Walter P. Lomax, Jr., MD, we offer a series of tributes to his legacy that were collected since his transition in October 2013. We encourage you to honor his memory by joining WURD and supporting progressive and proud, Black Talk Radio.

Brother Michael Coard, criminal defense attorney and host of “Radio Courtroom” on 900AM-WURD, has commemorated the birthday and memory of our founder Walter P. Lomax, Jr. MD with an update of the Philadelphia Magazine article he penned last October at the time of Dr. Lomax’s transition.

The two men accused of carjacking a real estate agent in North Philadelphia, then taking her car on a reckless high-speed joyride that ended up killing three young children, have been arraigned on numerous charges and denied bail. The funeral for the slain children will be held on August 4.

After many months of controversy and internal disagreements, Rev. Kevin Johnson — Senior Pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, has resigned.

After pressure from “Wake Up With WURD” host Phil Allen (@MtAiryPhil) — and mention on his popular “Nuisance Report” segment — L & I Commissioner Carlton Williams has approved the demolition of 2509 North Chadwick Street.

In winter 2014, the White House launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to leverage long-term mentorship to provide better outcomes for the millions of boys and young men of color suffering from the effects of widespread systemic discrimination, poverty, poor education and interactions with the criminal justice system.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Art Sanctuary’s “Celebration of Black Writing” literary event! Keep reading for more information about this month-long series of events.


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