Solomon Jones | The Philadelphia Inquirer When I watched the video of Walter Wallace Jr., 27, being gunned down by two Philadelphia police officers on Monday, I was overcome by sadness and rage. Then a sense of calm certainty overtook those roiling emotions, because I was sure of one thing. This would not have happened [...]
Associated Press | The Philadelphia Tribune Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife. The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. as officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon, police spokesperson Tanya Little said. Officers were called to [...]
This story is part of the SoJo Exchange of COVID-19 stories from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. Darrick Hamilton & Naomi Zewde | Solutions Journalism The protests in every city rallying against police killings and racialized violence directed at Black bodies are inseparable from [...]
By Kathy Y. Times For Black Women Unmuted Finally, America is feeling what I’m feeling — fired up and fed up — over the deadly consequences of racism. Nationwide calls for justice triggered memories of two life-changing experiences for me: witnessing the 1980 Miami riots sparked by the acquittal of white police officers who killed [...]
By Sara Lomax-Reese Photos By Langston Reese “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” James Baldwin My son was tear gassed on Monday. On 676. In the so-called “City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.” He sent me a scrambled [...]
WURD President/CEO Sara Lomax-Reese speaks with the BBC about reactions to the protests against police violence in Philadelphia in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. WURD Radio · WURD's Sara Lomax-Reese Speaks With BBC
Of the many questions surrounding the routinely bizarre public conduct of President Trump, one of the more perplexing is his recent entrance into national anthem protests from Black National Football League players. That reached a fevered pitch in the recent week as the president launched into another tirade blasting players and the league, directed his […]
Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include a deadly earthquake in Nepal, violence in Baltimore over police custody death and the kidnapping of a Korean War vet and his wife.
Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include Lorreta Lynch makes history, U.S. drone strike accidentally kills two hostages, and protesters and police clash in Baltimore.