The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

The Black Women's Health Imperative Talks About PrEP

Feb 6, 2016

The Local Takes Talks National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day and Week with the Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI).  Linda Blount CEO of the Black Women's Health Imperative and Masonia Traylor, a HIV-positive mother of two and HIV awareness advocate, join us to talk about new tools and outreach to fight the spread of HIV.


I spoke with Bettianne Hart, board chairperson, Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM) on the Saturday, January 30 edition The Local Take.  Tune in to hear the conversation beginning at 7:00 AM.   We talked about the upcoming ICM day of action at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 3.  We also discussed a few of the Bills that they were hoping to see passed into law this legislative session.   After that conversation, we reached out to Representative Henry "Wayne" Howard to speak with us about House Bill 135  Too Young to Suspend Act.  

On the Saturday, January 30 edition of The Local Take we speak with Bettianne Hart, board chair, Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM).   Hear our conversation in the 7:00 a.m. hour.  Their upcoming ICM Day at the Capitol happens on Wednesday, February 3, where they will lobby on behalf of the children in our community.   

On the Saturday, January 23 edition of The Local Take we speak with Andrea Barnwell-Brownley, director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art about Black Chronicles II. This photography exhibit will open on January 29 and run through May 14. 

Visit A Mosque Day In Atlanta January 23

Jan 19, 2016

This week we speak with Edward Ahmed Mitchell about and the upcoming Visit A Mosque Day in Atlanta. 

From Fayetteville to Alpharetta the AtlantaMuslim community is coming together to host us, their neighbors, friends and community at their place of worship.  On Saturday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. you are invited to attend this celebration of culture and religion. 

A short program to introduce you to the Muslim community and explanation of their religious beliefs will be provided by the Islamic Speakers Bureau at some mosques. 

In the run up to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service on Monday, January 18, we're looking for common ground this week on The Local Take.  I spoke with Beatrice and Larry Soublet, founders of ERACE  Atlanta.  Beatrice and Larry explain the history of ERACE.   The organization began in New Orleans after the Times Picayune published a series "Together Apart/The Myth of Race," and readers responded with fear and hate.  A conversation between Rhoda Faust and Brenda Thompson led to the founding of  ERACE and the slogan ERACISM.

On the Saturday, January 9, 7:00 a.m. edition of The Local Take, we take a look at the Year In Review.    I am joined in the Jazz 91.9 WCLK talk studio by Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor Dr. William Boone and former Fulton County Judge Penny Brown Reynolds.    Judge Reynolds is a former prosecutor, speaker and author.   She handled cases on the television program, Family Court With Judge Penny between 2008 - 2010.

This week in celebration of the Holiday Season we speak with members of the faith community about the challenging times we find ourselves in and the role of faith in our society today.

The Local Take continues conversations on health Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK by speaking with Dr. Pamela Roshell, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service;  and, Dr. Lisa Simmons, a family practitioner from Oakhurst Medical.

National Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Nov 27, 2015

This week on The Local Take with talk with activist Tracee McDaniel about the Trangender National Day of Remembrance which took place November 20, and the challenges faced by transgender women of color.  

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence reports that in 2015, 23 transgender people were murdered and 20 of those were Black and Latina transgender women. We discuss the cultural norms in our community that makes it especially difficult when men transition to women.