Stephanie Renee

Honoring one of Philadelphia’s own creative giants – James Mtume – on the celebration of his TVOne UNSUNG special and so much more!

Before you make your way to theaters for the historic opening weekend of Disney/Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER, it is worth it to refamiliarize yourself with the voices, works and vision of some of the film’s leading characters.

Meet Mehereta Baruch-Ron, the first Ethiopian-born Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Hear from dancer/choreographer Ron K. Brown about the joys of heeding the ancestors and merging African Diasporic dance with contemporary.

The featured chef for WURD’s Independence LIVE Chef Series cooking demonstration was Naimah Rutling, proud owner of the catering company, H.E.R. by Chef Nai. She showed us how to make a quick, nutritious, and delicious meal for the whole family using her signature spices and sauces.

Philadelphia native and aerospace legend Colonel Guion Bluford, the first African American astronaut, stopped by the WURD Radio studios to speak to host Stephanie Renée about the importance of STEM education, continuing to inspire talented youth to reach to the stars, and the honor of having his life story told in music on The Mann […]

WURD host Stephanie Renée chats with Nolan Williams, Festival Artistic Director for The Mann Center, about A SPACE ODYSSEY, an evening of orchestral celebration for African American astronaut Col. Guion Bluford, the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley and Langston Hughes, and the indelible connection between classical music and the soundtrack to our favorite science-fiction films through […]

WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past and those who continue to keep the torch lit. We know that music has played a pivotal role in every movement for Black liberation. Today is no different. This interactive event […]

WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past and those who continue to keep the torch lit. We know that music has played a pivotal role in every movement for Black liberation. Today is no different. This interactive […]


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