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August 9th marked the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Out of that tragedy, the Black Lives Matter movement was born. This movement in part has protested with disruptive acts and civil disobediance.  In Atlanta, the local affiliate of Black Lives Matter is called  Its Bigger Than You.  They led one of the largest protests in Atlanta in support of Michael Brown.  This is the group that shut down the connector, and they've disrupted weekend brunch at various restaurants around Atlanta.  

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We speak with Dan Carroll from DragonCon about this year's festival and highlights.  DragonCon activities are separated into Fan Tracks which include everything from Alternative History, Science, Star Trek, Star Wars, Tolkien, Silk Road and more.

LifeSouth Blood Mobile will be collecting pints from all eligible not just those in the Horror Track.

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FLAIR - The Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition is a non-profit organization made up of over 500 former models, commentators and staff of the world renowned Ebony Fashion Fair show that toured the country from 1958 to 2009.

Join the ladies on  Saturday, August 22 between 10AM - 2PM FLAIR Cares mentoring event of seminars for young people.  To attend apply at their website at www.flairinc.org. The mentoring program will cover make-up/self image, entrepreneurship/leadership, social media/networking.

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Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on WCLK Saturday morning at 7am as she talks with Denene Milner about the start of the school year and the phenomenon of African American parents homeschooling in greater numbers.

Even if you aren't fully homeschooling, parents today must augment what their children are learning in the classroom to provide a better view of history, particularly as it relates to the black experience in America. Technology is making it easier for parents, You Tube classroom videos even explain algebra.

Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on WCLK Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis as she discusses the recent death of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died under questionable circumstances while in police custody following a routine traffic stop in Waller County Texas. Bland was on her way to her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University, to deliver a speech on child welfare, civil rights, and social issues. Bland had been outspoken about the issue of police brutality.

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As part of her ongoing series of discussions and programs about Restorative Justice, Kiplyn Primus talks with Tracy Rolle, community advocate and author of NCHARGE, A Guide To Managing A Result Driven Life After Incarceration.

Through her worked with a loved one in the criminal justice system, Rolle developed a knowledge base and some strategies that can help people in prison transition back into society with a legitimate second chance, and help their families keep it together during difficult times.

WCLK would like to thank our new Business Member Giwayen Mata, presenting a Salute To Men, an African drum and dance concert honoring the struggles, victories and celebrations of manhood. This event takes place Sunday afternoon at 3pm at the Drew Charter Senior Acadamy Theater, 300 East Lake Boulevard in Atlanta 30317.

Giwayen Mata Member Zuri Jordan stopped by the station to talk about this inspiring event with Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take.

For more information on Giwayen Mata and this event, click here.

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WCLK celebrates dads this Father's Day Weekend with a special edition of The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus, Saturday morning at 7am. Writers and journalists Nick Chiles and Josh Levs join Kiplyn for a open, honest conversation about the realities of parenting for men in 2015. Both men are fathers who explore the dynamics of what it means to be an African American dad(Chiles), or a new father trying to be 'there' for his kids in a corporate economy that doesn't make it easy to do.

Join WCLK's Kiplyn Primus for A Local Take Seminar on Human Sex Trafficking Sunday at 2pm at The National Center For Civil And Human Rights downtown. This event is a men-only event, allowing Atlanta-area men to learn some of the grim realities and exploitation of minor children that drives Atlanta's legendary illegal sex trade.

David Branch from the Morehouse School of Medicine will be the moderator.

WCLK's Kerwin D. Sims is not only a member of our development and pledge campaign teams, he's also a playwright and director. His latest play, A Gentleman's Agreement, is a look at the handshake that eliminated black baseball players from the Major Leagues for nearly 60 years. It is in performance May 28-31 at the Southwest Arts Center.

Kerwin took time to speak with Kiplyn Primus about A Gentleman's Agreement for the WCLK Public Affairs Block, airing Saturday morning at 7a.

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