Together, our voices our stronger, and we are raising them to protest the relentless, sanctioned assaults on our brothers and sisters throughout the Disapora. #PhillyDIEin took place on December 3 (2014) at 4:15 p.m. inside Philadelphia’s 30th Street Amtrak Station, followed by a protest march to City Hall.
Great news, WURD family! Philadelphia Daily News columnist Jenice Armstrong, creator of the “Sexy Singles” contest, joins “Wake Up With WURD” every Monday for a weekly look at news, pop culture, and the world through the eyes of a woman who’s seen it all.
Join 900AM-WURD this Saturday, October 4, to help clean up the legendary 16th and Susquehanna basketball courts! This community clean up day runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the first 10 volunteers will receive a free 16th and Philly t-shirt!
In a community where poverty and affluence are locked in an uncomfortable embrace, properties that once sold for less than $5,000 have been sold for nearly $2 million. And as the complexion of the community changes, along with the name—Templetown—the courts stand as a reminder of the way things used to be, when 16th and Susquehanna was not only the center of the basketball world. It was the center of a community.
On September 2, Solomon Jones kicked off his first day as the new host of “Wake Up With WURD” with a bang by talking with U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (2nd District) about recent allegations of misappropriation of campaign contributions during his 2007 run for mayor of Philadelphia.