Arts & Entertainment

WURD Speaks – Rhythms of Resistance: Protest Music Past and Present

WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past and […]

Arts & Entertainment

WURD Speaks – Rhythms of Resistance: Protest Music Past and Present – Sizzle Reel

WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past […]

Arts & Entertainment

WURD & The Literary Café chat with Donald Bogle

MOJO host Stephanie Renée caught up with her former professor Donald Bogle to celebrate the release of his latest biography on Hollywood history. See more here.

Race & Diaspora

Courageous Conversations RACE at the Crossroads

Talking about race can evoke fear, anger, misunderstanding. So it often remains the elephant in the room. This panel discussion asks the question, “What do we lose when we don’t talk about race and how could our lives improve if we did?”

Health & Wellness

The Healers, Part IV – Beverly Toporowski, M.D.

Part IV of our 2017 Healers series features Beverly Toporowski, M.D., a family medicine physician and practitioner of Energy Medicine. Dr. Toporowski bridges her western medicine training and spiritual training in a way that is both liberating and healing.

Health & Wellness

WURD’s Lunch & Learn Workshop at Independence LIVE! – Featuring Green Soul

Cooking demonstration and food sampling at Independence Live! with chef Benjamin Bynum, who shared the secrets of healthy cooking and eating from his restaurant, Green Soul.

Arts & Entertainment

WURD Backstage: Debbie Allen

How does Debbie Allen do it, do ALL of it...at such a high level for so long? Listen to her discuss the power of good parenting, strong work ethic and creative vision with MOJO host Stephanie Renée.

Health & Wellness

RECAP: Andrew Young & Ancient African Herbology

We're reposting this interview with esteemed elder Andrew Young, where he discusses his Foundation's work to bring African herbal healing to a wider population of impoverished Black Americans.

Arts & Entertainment

Desserts LaBelle with Patti LaBelle and Dyana Williams

This is a special conversation between Patti LaBelle and her longtime friend and music industry insider, Dyana Williams, about Patti’s cooking, her musical background and connections to Philadelphia.



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Criminal Justice

Letters to Trayvon – Solomon Jones Interviews Tracy Martin

On February 28, 2015 - the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death - Arcadia University hosted "Letters to Trayvon" – the culminating event of an engaging project celebrating Black men and boys through art and conversation.

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Race & Diaspora

Strange Fruit: The Seven Last Words of Seven Black Lives

Preachers, poets and activists - including the great Sonia Sanchez - reflect on the last words of seven Black men and women killed by police in 2014.

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Youth & Family

WURD/Eastern State Penitentiary: High Cost of Juvenile Crime, Incarceration & Punishment

In November 2014, WURD partnered with Eastern State Penitentiary for the second in a series of symposiums focused on crime and incarceration, and the overarching impact that both of these matters have on our society.