Kiplyn Primus

30 Runs in 30 Days Fall Challenge Begins October 1st

Sep 22, 2015

  The 30 Runs in 30 Days Fall Challenge Begins on October 1, 2015. This loosely connected, disparate group of people from all over the world come together on Facebook each quarter to complete this challenge.  

Joshua Pressley a former high school track and field athlete started this grassroots group in order to get people moving with camaraderie and support. As he explains, it all began with a running group at his church then a conversation with a colleague and a Facebook post.

  The Local Take speaks with Aiyana Mathews about all things Japan including JapanFest and the JET Program. JapanFest takes place Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday Oct. 20 and is the largest Japanese gathering in the Southeast. Over 30,000 people are expected to partake in the activities that include live performances and authentic Japanese food. Interactive activities include kites, spinning tops, kimona, dancers, drummers and more.  Every martial art of Japan will be displayed from akido to sumo.

Saturday morning at 7am Kiplyn Primus speaks  with Elisabeth Omilami, CEO of Hosea Helps formerly known as Hosea Feeds the Hungry, as the organization continues to expand their reach beyond the "dinner season." Ms. Omilami, the daughter of civil rights leader Hosea Williams, also shares her memories of Julian Bond.

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 The mentoring program will cover make-up/self image, entrepreneurship/leadership, social media/networking.

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.