The Citizen Recommends: WURD’s Empowerment Experience

The event on Saturday launches Pennsylvania’s only Black-owned radio station’s 20th anniversary year with shopping, cooking, hope — and dancing

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: WURD Radio Founder’s Day

The free, ninth annual day of discussion returns to carry on the legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr. and of one of only three Black-owned and operated talk radio stations in the U.S.

By Christina Griffith

Reality Check: Philly Schools Are Like a Slow-Moving Asteroid

Philly schools are toxic, underperforming and mismanaged. When, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, is someone going to take responsibility?

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Walking the Talk on Clean Energy

In Chicago and D.C., residents and government came together to close polluting plants in their community. In Philly, City Hall won’t even take real action on the PES Refinery site

By Charles D. Ellison

Audio: Reality Check with Brooke Davis Anderson

Charles sat down with the Director of Museum Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to discuss PAFA leading the country in acquiring works of art by women, and being among the best at acquiring works by African American artists—an effort towards making the museum better reflect the city and world it is a part of.

By Charles D. Ellison

The Citizen Recommends: WURD Founder’s Day

This Friday, Pennsylvania’s only black-owned talk radio station will host a free, day-long celebration to honor the mission of its founder, Walter P. Lomax Jr.: to uplift Philly

By Jessica Blatt Press

Sara Lomax-Reese and Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

At a women’s happy hour on Wednesday, The Citizen’s Executive Editor and the President/CEO of WURD radio talked about women’s power—and obligation—to change Philly, and the world

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Lingering Trauma of MOVE

Thirty-four years ago today, Philadelphia became the only city in American history to bomb itself. Have we recovered?

By Larry Platt