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Both sons were 10 in 2014. Now, they share their perspective as teens. By Ashley Louszko, Meagan Redman and Allie Yang | ABC News For Solomon Jones Jr., a Black father, difficult conversations with his son aren’t optional. They’re essential. “The talk,” a discussion Black parents have had with their children for generations, is now rooted [...]
Juneteenth, celebrating the end of slavery, is a City holiday for the first time today—but Black Americans’ fight for freedom is long and enduring Justice delayed is justice denied; or so they say. Juneteenth, a day that should soon be a national holiday, commemorates the unofficial but actual end of slavery in these United States. [...]

In a new series of blog posts, MOJO host Stephanie Renée invites the WURD family to learn more about our collective histories through the stories our ancestors leave behind.

Be sure to tune in on Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for our EXCLUSIVE broadcast of Michelle Alexander’s April 30 keynote address at the Ending Mass Incarceration Conference, held at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA.

WURD Speaks: 150 Years of Freedom Fighting featured historians, academics and experts discussing the evolution of Black activism – past, present and future. Read on for the event podcast, exclusive interviews with our panelists, videos, articles, and books written by members of the panel.

In celebration of Black History Month, 900AM-WURD and The Library Company of Philadelphia present WURD Speaks: 150 Years of Freedom Fighting on February 25, where we will discuss the evolution of Black activism – past, present and future. Professor and historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar recently published the New York Times op-ed “George Washington, Slave Catcher,” which provides the perfect backdrop to our event. Click the headline or image to read more.

“On the evening of Nov. 24, Lesley McSpadden stood in front of a crowd waiting for news of an indictment in the shooting death of her son by Officer Darren Wilson. With TV cameras poised to capture her reaction, McSpadden stood atop a car in front of the Ferguson Police Department, surrounded by supporters. She braced herself to hear what many of us had anticipated.”

From September 29 through mid-December 2014, Moonstone Arts Center presents “The Underground Railroad in Philadelphia,” a series that will explore the period from 1830 to 1870 in Philadelphia with programs on the Underground Railroad and some of the many people who were active in the struggle against slavery.

In May 2014, The Atlantic published “The Case for Reparations,” an article by national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates. This topic has been discussed for generations, but rarely as thoroughly as Coates’ masterful feature. Click the photo or headline to read more.


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