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Precaution & Preparation or Panic: Faith with action, over Fear

As of 10:04a.m on the 20th of March Johns Hopkins is reporting 14,250 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 205 deaths. (Update: as of March 25th at 6:30p.m. Johns Hopkins is...

Navigating Financial Crisis Amid COVID-19 as a Nonprofit

We know many of you in the UYWI community are a part of nonprofit organizations. And we know that the nonprofit sector is feeling the financial pinch already, as a...

Q & A: Darius West, Kingdom Minister & Director of ‘MIC-DROP’

Leading up to the debut of UYWI’s newest podcast, “Monday Morning Church,” UYWI guest writer, Susan Tripi DeLano sat down with Darius West, Kingdom Minister and director of the upcoming documentary, “MIC DROP: The...

How To Lead Through a Crisis

Everything has changed. We are living in a pandemic as COVID-19 continues to spread globally. I have felt heavy over the last week, as I've watched entire industries start to...

UYWI BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT: ALEXANDER JAMES

Read the full Q & A with Alex below or listen to it above! This  Black History Month, UYWI continues to highlight modern-day leaders we believe are carrying MLK’s vision, forward....

UYWI BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Virginia Ward

This Black History Month, UYWI continues to highlight modern-day leaders we believe are carrying MLK’s vision, forward. Our third spotlight is on Dr. Virginia Ward. Dr. Martin Luther King...

UYWI Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. René Rochester

This Black History Month, UYWI continue to highlight modern-day leaders we believe are carrying MLK’s vision, forward. Our second spotlight is on Dr. René Rochester. Dr. René Rochester has...

Black History Month: Breaking Down ISM’s with Shuree!

In honor of Black History Month, Shuree breaks down the different ISM's that affect African Americans, while also honoring significant women in history. Shuree reminds us of the significant accomplishments...

UYWI BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT: John Perkins

A Brief History Dr. John Perkins personifies the integration of Christianity and Social Justice. For over a decade, at UYWI’s National Conferences, we benefited from John’s beautiful, intertwined teachings on...

FANNING THE FLAMES OF URBAN RESILIENCE

It is easy to see how the “old guard” running the Urban Revitalization programs of the 1950s and 1960s believed that under-resourced communities were a “blight” on society to be...

FERN of Social Club Misfits – This Is Me TV Doc

https://youtu.be/Nqp_rG2wMQw FERN of Billboard-charting Hip-Hop duo Social Club Misfits recently created an inspiring documentary with This Is Me TV. Check out their description for this video below. After signing with...

Leading Youth Through the Complexities of Gang Violence

We know that many of you are working “in the trenches” as an urban youth leader, in an area where gang violence is prevalent. You are on the frontlines serving,...