WURD Radio · Daybreak 9.17.19 – Evita Robinson Nomadness Travel Tribe started in 2011 with just 100 people. Today, the organization curates international and domestic trips for over 22,000 People of Color. Founder of Nomadness, Evita Robinson, spoke with Helanah about the community that has been built over the years. Evita describes the beautiful intersectionality […]

Black Community, Travel

November 15, 2020

Travel on a Budget as a POC

WURD Radio · Daybreak 10.21.19 – Paul Best Paul Best, President of Keepers of the Culture, came on DayBreak to share the power behind storytelling. As Philadelphia’s afrocentric storytelling group, Keepers of the Culture focuses on serving the community with educational and culturally-enriched entertainment. Paul took some time to share his connection to storytelling as […]

Black Community, Creative Art

October 25, 2020

Keepers of the Culture

WURD Radio · Daybreak 9.13.19 – Michael Idriss As a rather unique storyteller, Michael Idriss, joined Helanah on DayBreak to speak about what led him to become a tour guide for Katika Experiences. Michael began by sharing his story as a first generation Philadelphian with a father from Sierra Leone. Since African history played a […]

Black Community, Creative Art, History

September 27, 2020

Know Your History, Plan Your Future

WURD Radio · Daybreak 9.12.19 – Tayyib Smith Investor, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Little Giant Creative, Tayyib Smith spoke with Helanah on DayBreak. Sharing the journey of his non-linear career path, Tayyib says that fear of poverty has brought him to the place he is today. As a seasoned entrepreneur, he’s learned that it’s important […]

Black Community, Business

September 20, 2020

Investing in Entrepreneurship is More than a Hashtag

WURD Radio · Daybreak 8.28.19 – Beth Feldman Brandt Beth Feldman Brandt, the Executive Director of Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, spoke with Helanah on DayBreak about the organization’s mission to support “hands on” art education experiences for the people of Philadelphia. Offering a variety of workshops and grants, all programs at Bartol are designed with […]

Black Community, Creative Art

September 6, 2020

Support the Artists Behind the Art

WURD Radio · Daybreak 8.21.19 – Kevan Turman Self proclaimed relationship manager, Kevan Turman, has been in the fundraising world for over 15 years. He chatted with Helanah on DayBreak about his non-profit, The Brothers Brunch. What started as a birthday celebration, quickly turned into a frequent gathering of like-minded men connecting over cuisine and […]

Black Community, Creative Art, Love

August 30, 2020

Building Community One Plate at a Time

WURD Radio · Daybreak 7.29.19 – Omar Tyree Born in West Philadelphia, his passion for storytelling began as a young child seeing triple feature movies at the theatre with his family. Years later, Omar Tyree has transformed his love for storytelling into 25 published books with over 3 million copies sold worldwide. Now entering into […]

Black Community, Creative Art

August 2, 2020

The Best Way to Self Promote

WURD Radio · App Creator Jason Cole The ShopKatika app is a global diaspora platform in the US and South Africa with a goal of circulating the black dollar by way of a marketplace and directory for black-owned businesses and products. The app provides a landmap of black owned organizations, making it easy for you […]

Black Community, Business

July 19, 2020

Buying Black with Katika

WURD Radio · Daybreak 4.6.20 – Donovan West Donavan West, President and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce for PA, DE, and NJ, spoke with Helanah of DayBreak about the resources available for small businesses as they navigate these uncertain times. He shares that small businesses need support and hope right now, and […]

Black Community, Business

July 16, 2020

The State of Small Businesses

WURD Radio · Daybreak 9.6.19 – Eric Westbrook As the Director for the Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement, Eric Westbrook stopped by the DayBreak show to chat with Helanah about the work the city is doing to close the opportunity gap for black men and boys. He shares the initiative is built on teaching […]

Black Community, Civic Engagment, Education

July 15, 2020

Black Male Engagement can Build Bridges

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