W.E.B. DuBois once famously framed the duality of being Black and American as a “two-ness” or “double consciousness.” “An American, a Negro,” he wrote, “two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” Building on Dr. DuBois’s brilliant analysis, as […]

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.

Last week, NYC Lens published an in-depth story about the important role women played in the Black Panther Party. The article is a great preview of WURD Speaks: Sisters in the Struggle – The Women of the Black Panther Party. Get your tickets today!

Joie Nearn, Imani Weeks and Sydne Hopkins of Science Leadership Academy scripted, filmed and edited a mini-documentary investigating colorism in the Black community. The project is called For the Love of Brown Girls.

Twenty Ten Talent, a career resource for talented young Black women across the globe, recently shared an inspiring blog post called “50 TED Talks by 50 Talented Black Women.”

In order to prosper, you have to take the leap of faith and leave your comfort zone. Stacy Thomas, owner of the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel did just that. Watch and follow Stacy as she guides you through her leaps of faith to brings you along her entrepreneurial journey.

February 26 marked the Leeway Foundation’s opening night of art exhibit “Release: An Exhibition and Program Series on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration.” This riveting exhibit seeks to raise awareness of a subject that doesn’t get as much coverage as it should—women’s incarceration.

March is Women’s History Month. In honor of this annual observance of the incredible contributions made by women everywhere, WURD has compiled this list of “notable quotables” from strong sisters who have improved our world through their intellect, spirit, inventions, acts, and more.

On March 7, 900AM-WURD presented its third Wellness 101 community health education symposium – this time in celebration of Women’s History Month – with Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: A Woman’s Guide to Wholeness. Click the video above for the recap or read on!

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