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.
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.
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.
On January 5, President Barack Obama announced steps that his administration is putting in place to reduce gun violence in America.
Enjoy this video playlist of several events around the city to celebrate the Philadelphia 2016 Mayoral and City Council Inauguration!
Citing the alarming frequency of mass shootings in the U.S. and national security in general, President Obama made remarks about the December 2 deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA.
In honor of World AIDS Day 2015, we encourage you to learn the basics and the facts about HIV/AIDS, take a moment to educate yourself about our government's HIV/AIDS strategy, and find out your HIV status.
900AM-WURD's Stef Renee, host of "The MOJO," interviews Teyonah Parris of "Dear White People" and Spike Lee's "Chi-raq."
WURD's Vincent Thompson interviews Chaka "Chip" Fattah, Jr. in an exclusive one-on-one just days after his conviction on federal bank and tax fraud charges.
On Election Night 2015, Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney offered a short, but appreciative, victory speech to the large crowd of supporters gathered at his headquarters.
Outgoing Mayor Michael Nutter spoke with us about his hopes for the election, the work that remains to be done in Philadelphia -- and on a somewhat tongue-in-cheek note -- his professional plans once he leaves office.
One week out from Philadelphia's November 3 General Election, WURD's Vincent Thompson interviewed Democratic Mayoral Candidate Jim Kenney.