The United Way of Greater Atlanta's annual Spring Shoebox Campaign gives homeless women and children whimsically-decorated shoeboxes filled with toiletries and neccessities that we probably take for granted, but they cannot. United Way is taking donations of decorated shoeboxes filled these items at drop-off points across Atlanta through May 1. You can also "give" a shoebox online by clicking here.
Congressman David Scott's 13th District encompasses much of Atlanta's South and Southwest Metro Area, and much of WCLK's listening audience. His annual job fair takes place Friday, April 24 at the Georgia International Convention Center adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in College Park. The event takes place from 10a-3p.
Representative Scott called WCLK's Kiplyn Primus to talk about it during the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
Author, Columnist and Screenwriter Michelle Gordon Jackson takes on the One Drop Rule in her book Light, Bright, and Damn Near White: Black Leaders Created By The One Drop Rule. Kiplyn Primus spoke with her about what yesterday's racial social engineering still has to do with today's, in a provocative conversation designed to engage the community.
You can hear The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus during the WCLK Public Affairs Block on Saturday mornings at 7a before the Tavis Smiley Show from PRI.
PNC Bank is a supporter of 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station. Many listeners have heard about their Grow Up Great Program on the station. The PNC Bank Grow up Great program began in 2004. This program is an outgrowth from PNC employee suggestions that the company support children and education. With this direction from their employees, PNC felt that early childhood education was the right cause. They studied compelling research that shows a focus on children from birth to age five could reap significant gains for the children, their families and society overall.
This year’s Women 2 Women Conference takes place on Saturday, March 14 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Downtown. This year’s plenary speaker is Atlanta Playwright and Best Selling Author Pearl Cleage. Honorees include Essence Magazine Editor In Chief Emeritus Susan L. Taylor and Edie Fraser .
Women 2 Women Conference/Young Eventions Group Founder Sonjia Waller Young, and Women 2 Women Conference Honoree Edie Fraser joined WCLK's Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am to talk about it.
WCLK welcomes you as Kiplyn Primus leads a Local Take discussion on Restorative Justice Sunday, March 1 from 2pm until 4pm at the National Center For Civil and Human Rights. Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with crime victims and the community at large.
A better justice system would be one that provided for a life and a path for the offender as well as the crime victim. The disproportionate incarceration of young black men in America leaves many of them with no chance without some measure of reform in the way we all view the system. Kiplyn Primus will talk about it live at a National Center for Civil and Human Rights/PNC Bank Panel Discussion at the museum on Sunday March 1. This morning on the Local Take on 91.9 FM WCLK Kiplyn was joined by Panelist Sherri Jefferson, founder of the African American Juvenile Justice Project for a conv
Fahamu Pecou is a multi-media artist, performer and scholar who is the contemporary artistic counterpoint to the work of Cuban Surrealist Wilfredo Lam in the new exhibit Imagining New Worlds at Atlanta's High Museum. He stopped by WCLK to chat with Kiplyn Primus in a Local Take segment about life, art, and culture. You can hear it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at seven before Tavis.
For more information about Fahamu Pecou, click here.
Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on WCLK Saturday morning at seven before Tavis, as we take a live, hour long look at mental illness in the community in advance of Mental Health Day at the State Capitol, coming up on Tuesday, January 20.
Our experts will include Monica Parker from the State Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Dr. Malaika Berkeley from the Black Psychiatrists of Greater Atlanta.