I wrote of the knot that forms in my stomach when I think of the danger to my son. I wrote my truth, and wrote it unfettered, and something miraculous happened. Producers at ABC reached out to me. Within 24 hours of the initial conversation, my 10-year-old son and I were sitting in my kitchen with a crew from “Nightline,” having an intimate talk about race, police and Ferguson.
On November 22, Wake Up With WURD’s Solomon Jones launched a weekly three-minute segment on FOX 29-TV (Philadelphia) called “Let It Rip,” where he provides his own brand of energetic commentary on contemporary topics. “Let It Rip” airs between 8 am and 10 am every Saturday.
Great news, WURD family! Philadelphia Daily News columnist Jenice Armstrong, creator of the “Sexy Singles” contest, joins “Wake Up With WURD” every Monday for a weekly look at news, pop culture, and the world through the eyes of a woman who’s seen it all.
Join 900AM-WURD this Saturday, October 4, to help clean up the legendary 16th and Susquehanna basketball courts! This community clean up day runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the first 10 volunteers will receive a free 16th and Philly t-shirt!
In a community where poverty and affluence are locked in an uncomfortable embrace, properties that once sold for less than $5,000 have been sold for nearly $2 million. And as the complexion of the community changes, along with the name—Templetown—the courts stand as a reminder of the way things used to be, when 16th and Susquehanna was not only the center of the basketball world. It was the center of a community.