Black History Month

The Local Take will host PNC Bank Second  Annual Black History Month Breakfast on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.  This year the focus is on African American Athletes who succeeded on and off the field of play. Throughout February you can hear daily vignettes from PNC Bank on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK saluting Atlanta's African American athletes.   I talked about the salutes with PNC Regional President for Georgia, Eddie Meyers.

Today's UPFRONT is another exciting one! We continue our celebration of Black History Month with interviews from the cast of TV One’s original movie Behind the Movement. Isaiah Washington, Loretta Devine and Roger G. Smith open up about their characters that helped shape the iconic Civil Rights Movement. The film airs tomorrow night at 7 p.m. EST. 

UPFRONT also catches up with the cast of Horizon Theatre Company's The Ballad of Klook and Vinette. Brittany Inge and Amari Cheatom discuss their sexy new musical production that has everyone talking. 

Check out a first look trailer for TV One’s new doc-series UNCENSORED. It premieres during Black History Month on Sunday, February 18 at 10 p.m. EST.  

Bounce TV is celebrating Black History Month with a special installment of Ed Gordon called Am I Black Enough?  The program will examine the nuances of cultural identity within the Black community to define exactly what it means to “be Black.” The award-winning journalist and series producer/host Gordon explores this interesting subject matter with influencers such as Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Anderson, Wayne Brady, Yara Shahidi, Taye Diggs, Charlamagne Tha God, Misty Copeland, Boris Kodjoe and others. 

 

The Local Take is taken over by The Atlanta Fulton Public Library.  We are joined by Claudia Strange and Rachel Daniels. 

We discussed the Drag Queen Story time which was a huge success with parents and children. They also told us about the Mobile Book Bike which cycles to branches to share books, STEM experiments and all kinds of activities for children and young people.  You can contact the library to arrange for the Mobile Book Bike for your activity. 

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