Their birth names were Atiba, Binta, Hassan...we never knew them.   Yet they intimate their innermost thoughts, fears, yearnings and regrets in Clark Atlanta University Faculty,  Author, Daniel Black's fifth and newest novel, The Coming  (St. Martin's Press, 2015).   This soul-shaking book is so powerful that leaders, clergy and academics nationwide are praising it as a crucial Sankofa moment: an opportunity to learn from the past lessons that must inform the future.

Clark Atlanta University President Carlton E. Brown is leaving CAU at the end of June after seven years at the helm of one of America's great HBCUs. Dr. Brown has been a friend of WCLK from the beginning, and we wish he and his bride the very best for the times to come.

We plan to welcome incoming President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson to the WCLK microphone when the time is right, but we wanted to chat with Dr. Brown and have him pause and reflect on his time at the AUC.  He joined Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz to talk about it, and to enjoy some well-played Coltrane by Jamal.

Clark Atlanta University welcomes all of our graduates back for CAU Homecoming 2014 Celebrations, running from October 27 through November 2.

For a list of events, click here.

Kiplyn Primus spoke with Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association President Marshall Taggart about Homecoming 2014 in a CAU Now Segment airing inside the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning:

Jazz 91.9 WCLK Newsletter - Jazzette, August Issue

Aug 20, 2014

Click here to preview the Jazz 91.9 WCLK – Jazzette  - August issue.  We are pleased to announce a Tony Award Winner and avid Golfer as the event chair of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Jazz & Celebrity Golf Event along with former NFL players and musicians as cohosts. 

Kiplyn Primus was joined Saturday morning July 12 for The Local Take, as she welcomed participants in the 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative.  The  Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35.

  April is National Poetry Month and Jazz 91.9 WCLK and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Department of English presents a poetry competition for poets ages 18 and up.  Poets are invited to submit original poetry on topics ranging from the joy of being alive to commentary about social and political issues.  Do you want to praise someone; heal a broken heart with your words; or, celebrate the future?     Submit your poetry now through Friday, April 18, 5:00 p.m. to:

CAU Now on March 22 featured Interim Clark Atlanta University Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Relations Trisa Long Paschal, who shared her vision for a strong and sustainable future for one of America's great HBCUs.  You can listen to that conversation on demand here.