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ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation this week on WURD Radio. Empowering WURDS: Dr. Robin Smith, best known as the therapist in residence on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," is the keynote speaker for WURD's Empowerment Experience! She spoke to Evening WURDS' Nick Taliaferro to preview the event. Spotlight on Camden: Camden, [...]
Corporations vowed to diversify their boards (so much for the racial reckoning) By Madhusmita Bora Maria Frizelle Roberts is tired of waiting. An alum of the University of Pennsylvania, University of California at Berkeley and St. Joseph’s University, she has an impressive academic and corporate resume. As the CEO of MFR Consultants, Inc., a full-service [...]
By Madhusmita Bora George Floyd’s high-profile police killing and the ensuing public discourse on anti-Black racism, through protests on city streets and on editorial pages in newspapers across the U.S., compelled the biggest financial institutions in the country to take notice and have their own reckoning. “We can do more and do better to break [...]
May 20, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WURD AND PHILADELPHIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PARTNER TO SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES In their ongoing commitment to connect Philadelphians with jobs and business development opportunities, WURD Radio joins forces with The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia for a strategic partnership.               PHILADELPHIA, PA​ – [...]
WURD Radio is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on economic mobility. Read more at brokeinphilly.org or follow at @brokeinphilly. By Nicole Blackson Black women are the fastest, largest growing group of entrepreneurs. Not only are Black women dominating entrepreneurship, but according to the 2018 State of Women Owned Business Report, in [...]
WURD Radio is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on economic mobility. Read more at brokeinphilly.org or follow at @brokeinphilly. By Michael Butler I am a freelance journalist and content creator, and I find that every day is a different adventure. Some days may be more exciting than others, but my work [...]
WURD Radio is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on economic mobility. Read more at brokeinphilly.org or follow at @brokeinphilly. By Sincerely Syreeta In the spring semester of 2010, I was a 21-year-old woman attending Temple University full-time, working part-time and raising two daughters under the age of 6. It was one [...]

In the city of Philadelphia, young Black entrepreneurs often take leaps into entrepreneurship and struggle to achieve their dreams while battling a culture of poverty. In Trial By Fire, the short documentary produced by WURD Radio in partnership with the Poverty News Network and MSN, two entrepreneurs share their stories. Looking towards a solution, WURD’s […]


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