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Driven by the fight against racial inequality, attorney Bryan Stevenson, author of the bestseller “Just Mercy,” talked with Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones to discuss how his upbringing in a segregated Delaware led to his career fighting for the wrongfully accused. Stevenson also discussed little-known facts about northern states’ participation in the slave [...]
By Madhusmita Bora George Floyd’s high-profile police killing and the ensuing public discourse on anti-Black racism, through protests on city streets and on editorial pages in newspapers across the U.S., compelled the biggest financial institutions in the country to take notice and have their own reckoning. “We can do more and do better to break [...]

#BlackWURDs Book Club is a monthly book club that airs on the second Tuesday of each month on Evening WURDS with Nick Taliaferro on WURD Radio. Each segment Nick will hold a contest for a giveaway book bundle which consists of 4 titles from Kensington’s Dafina’s authors of colors newest release. ForWURD Members can get […]

On Labor Day, the five inaugural recipients of WURD Radio's Founder’s Day Community Impact Awards shared playlists that represented the soundtrack of their lives as part of WURD's "Puttin' In the Work" Labor Day Special. In case you missed their audio-biographies, take a listen to their playlists below.   THE WURD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Black Talk Media sent [...]
This year for Founder’s Day, WURD Radio will acknowledge five members of the community who represent the ideals, mission and character of our founder, Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.  Join us on Founder’s Day, Thursday Aug. 26, when we honor the awardees. Click here for a full schedule of Founder’s Day events. The 2021 WURD [...]
As WURD Radio prepares to honor the legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D. during our Founder’s Day celebration on Aug. 26, learn more about the man whose life and service left an indelible imprint on the Philadelphia community. Hear Sara Lomax-Reese interview her father, Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.  Hear Dr. Lomax in his [...]
By WURD Radio We're baaaaaack! As the city reopened after COVID-19 restrictions, WURD Radio hosted several live broadcasts around the city to meet with fans and share information on its Early Bird membership campaign. WURD went to Fresh Grocer on Monument Road on June 11 for its first event of the year! Tiffany Bacon hosted [...]
This Black Music Month, as the city starts to reopen and we embrace the spirit of Juneteenth, WURD Radio celebrates Songs of Freedom. All month long, we’ll share stories behind some of the most recognizable classics and spotlight artists producing music about Black liberation.   Loading… THE WURD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Black Talk Media sent straight [...]
Here’s how to start -- and continue -- the ‘Day of Healing’ The fight against the systemic brutalization of Black bodies started long before the heinous murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. We have a long history of trauma and abuse at the hands of white America. But through it all we always [...]

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