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Driven by the fight against racial inequality, attorney Bryan Stevenson, author of the bestseller “Just Mercy,” talked with Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones to discuss how his upbringing in a segregated Delaware led to his career fighting for the wrongfully accused. Stevenson also discussed little-known facts about northern states’ participation in the slave [...]
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 [...]

#BlackWURDs Book Club is a monthly book club that airs on the second Tuesday of each month on Evening WURDS with Nick Taliaferro on WURD Radio. Each segment Nick will hold a contest for a giveaway book bundle which consists of 4 titles from Kensington’s Dafina’s authors of colors newest release. ForWURD Members can get […]

On Labor Day, the five inaugural recipients of WURD Radio's Founder’s Day Community Impact Awards shared playlists that represented the soundtrack of their lives as part of WURD's "Puttin' In the Work" Labor Day Special. In case you missed their audio-biographies, take a listen to their playlists below.   THE WURD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Black Talk Media sent [...]
This Black Music Month, as the city starts to reopen and we embrace the spirit of Juneteenth, WURD Radio celebrates Songs of Freedom. All month long, we’ll share stories behind some of the most recognizable classics and spotlight artists producing music about Black liberation.   Loading… THE WURD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Black Talk Media sent straight [...]
Here’s how to start -- and continue -- the ‘Day of Healing’ The fight against the systemic brutalization of Black bodies started long before the heinous murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. We have a long history of trauma and abuse at the hands of white America. But through it all we always [...]
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​ – [...]
The May 18 primary election in Pennsylvania features a number of city-wide and state judicial races, in addition to several ballot questions. In our special #WURDonPolitics Election coverage, the last public debate between the Democratic Party candidates running for District Attorney in the City of Philadelphia happened Wednesday, May 12, exclusively on WURD Radio. Incumbent [...]
By Solomon Jones | WURD Radio Sometimes you meet people who influence you in ways you can’t immediately see. Leroi Simmons did that for me. He called me one Saturday out of the blue while I was outside with my children. At the time I had just debuted a self-published CD called Wisdom, which I’d [...]

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