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Your voice counts. Join the conversation and learn about the candidates for Pennsylvania U.S. Senate at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. There will be candidate introductions, platform presentations, and a question-and-answer session. The conversation will be hosted by the Rev. Alyn Waller, Evening WURDS host Nick Taliaferro, friends and Philadelphia-area [...]
Press Release The city of Philadelphia announced today preliminary findings of the investigation into a devastating fire that claimed the lives of 12 people in the city’s Fairmount section on Jan. 5. An investigation by the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office – with support from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Philadelphia [...]
Hello, friends: I grew up about an hour north of Philadelphia in Hilltown, Pa., a rural, blue-collar community in Bucks County in the 1970s. Today we would describe it as a Trump stronghold. Then I was just a little Black girl in an all-white elementary school that reinforced the gospel of white supremacy quietly and [...]
PRESS RELEASE The Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement (OBME) launched the Black Male Resource Finder, a virtual interactive tool that enables Philadelphia residents to access City and community resources more effectively through a digital platform. This new platform is OBME’s latest tool to bridge the opportunity divide for men and boys of color by [...]
The City of Philadelphia announced Wednesday the fourth and final round of the Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grant Program awardees. The final round of awardees includes 18 additional organizations that will collectively receive more than $7 million in funding, bringing the total amount distributed through this program to the total $13.5 million allocated for the Community [...]
By: Daphne Sashin | Penn Medicine News Black Americans are more likely to get colorectal cancer — and even more likely to die from the disease — than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. And while Black people experience health disparities across a host of diseases, colorectal cancer is largely preventable [...]
WURD is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty and the city’s push towards economic mobility. Follow us at @BrokeInPhilly. By Steve Volk | Billy Penn Thousands of young people in Philly who spent time in foster care have not yet received their share of federal [...]
Solomon Jones | The Philadelphia Inquirer  I’ve long known that some of the Philadelphia police officers who were fired after their racist or bigoted Facebook comments were exposed by the 2019 Plainview Project were trying to get their jobs back through arbitration. That’s why reading about it in The Inquirer was no surprise. I was, [...]
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​ – [...]

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