It was beyond inspiring to speak with Carmen Perez, Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice and someone we have admired for a deep and lifelong commitment to social justice. The interview took place at HOT 97 as part of our radio internship with our mentor Nessa. We hope you enjoy these words of wisdom…Read More
Activism and citizen journalism by our Girls Club members.
WGRL has a sisterhood with the great city of New Orleans, so we were inspired to learn that Cyndi Nguyen became the first Asian American to earn a seat on the New Orleans City Council! We caught up with Councilwoman Nguyen on our last trip to New Orleans where she graciously spent some time with our young reporters…Read More
We were so happy to host the lovely Connie Girl at our studios for a discussion on the world of modeling. She even gave us a lesson on how to walk the runway – it’s not as easy as it looks! Hopefully she will be back at Girls Club soon preparing us for our next…Read More
WGRL went to the birds literally when we had a visit last Spring with one of the most inspiring guests we have had the pleasure to host – Zacchaeus the Merlin Falcon! Zacchaeus arrived at the studio with his equally inspiring human, migratory bird specialist Jo Santiago. After a program educating our girls and the community…Read More
Get on the Bus! January 21st we did just that – taking a group of 50 young women, Moms and supporters to the historic Women’s March on Washington D.C.!!! Take a listen to our WGRL girl-powered podcast coverage below and get an idea of what it was like to join close to a million people coming together…Read More
WGRL Interview with Flint activist Lanice Lawson from Lower Eastside Girls Club on Vimeo. Our WGRL team, assisted by HOT 97’s Nessa, connected with Flint, Michigan activist Lanice Lawson for an insider’s perspective of the tragic water crisis in March 2016. Lanice shared details about the tragedy and how her grassroots organization Bottles 4 Babies is helping the affected…Read More
At a time when police and community relations are at an all time low, our WGRL reporters took the opportunity to reach out and speak to two retired members of the police force, Karen Carlo and Joey Morelli, in the hopes that better communication and understanding of one another’s worlds can foster healthier communities. Please take…Read More