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Holidays always pose a unique challenge for the unchurched. But when the narrative makes it way onto worldwide movie screens, it gives me a chance to soapbox a bit about God and the way we present divinity.

How do you destroy the myths created by hundreds of years of propaganda, passed down in social studies classes and casual conversation, about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Is it reasonable to expect a vocal minority to convince the comfortable majority to willingly unplug from The Matrix?

900AM-WURD is committed to ongoing coverage of the August 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson, MO. It was announced on November 24 that the St. Louis County grand jury convened to determine whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson has not brought criminal charges against him.

Ntozake Shange’s Lady In Green lamented the notion of someone walking off “wit alla her stuff.” I now understand that it’s impossible to do so. Even when the stuff is gone, the memories remain.

Join 900AM-WURD to invigorate your mind, body and spirit with a day of total wellness – Zumba, Yoga, Nutrition and a powerful Dollars and Sense symposium titled “The Economics of Wellness.” This will be the launch of an ongoing WURD event series called “Wellness 101” that will continue in 2015.

WURD’s Eye on Education series tackles the difficult issues currently facing the Philadelphia education system with a particular focus on models of success both locally and nationally. Our final event is the WURD Speaks: Eye on Education Symposium on September 30 at the Franklin Institute.

The beautiful and talented actress Lupita N’yongo recently filmed a short skit with beloved “Sesame Street” character Elmo –where they discuss the wonders of skin and the importance of loving the “skin you’re in.”

Morning Inspiration is designed to bring to our listeners two hours of inspiration and encouragement from 5:00 A.M. to 7:00 A.M. (weekdays) from a wide range of renowned inspirational voices. Better still, we will involve respected speakers, both local and international and from both the present and the past.

As with most girls who benefited from growing up in a functional, two-parent household, there are qualities I’ve looked for in a mate that were modeled by my Daddy. I can readily admit that I’ve always been attracted to guys who are do-it-yourselfers, artistically visionary and talented, and handy. But there is a line.


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