Speaker Youssef Kromah. More about the rally and POWER at www.powerphiladelphia.org/news/black-liv
This year’s Let’s Move It: Philly charity event is truly star-studded, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff, rapper Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots, DJ Rich Medina, rapper Talib Kweli, Aja Dantzler of Kindred The Family Soul and radio personality Laiya St. Clair . Proceeds will benefit Philadelphia’s Lingelbach Elementary School, which received only $160 in discretionary funding for the current school year.
Stay tuned to WURD all this week for exciting changes to our weekday schedule, including the addition of an early-riser news broadcast called Daybreak at WURD and the introduction of a 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. weeknight block titled The Power Hour!
Thanks to the release of the movie “SELMA” and the King holiday, there will be a lot of conversation about social justice, civil rights, and equality. But how many of us move beyond the Dr. King sound bytes to embrace the much more durable idea that love should be at the root of it all?
Perspective from members of our WURD youth consultant team about the film “SELMA” and its application to the modern protest movement and their lives.
Together, our voices our stronger, and we are raising them to protest the relentless, sanctioned assaults on our brothers and sisters throughout the Disapora. #PhillyDIEin took place on December 3 (2014) at 4:15 p.m. inside Philadelphia’s 30th Street Amtrak Station, followed by a protest march to City Hall.