Clark Atlanta University is proud to host the 2015 Washington Mandela Fellowship For Young African Leaders for the second straight year. During June and July, 50 #MandelaFellows will participate in academic and leadership institutes in Atlanta, Georgia!
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.
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.
WCLK's ongoing discussion about restorative justice issues continued on The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus on June 13 when she welcomed Georgia's new Commissioner of the Department of Community Supervision, a new Georgia state department tasked with eliminating redundancies, streamlining services and enhancing communication among the probation and parole divisions of state government.
In May, Governor Nathan Deal named Michael Nail, executive director of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, as commissioner of the new agency.
Human Sex Trafficking - Child Sex Trafficking- what do these terms really mean? We’ll discuss this and our city’s reputation as the #1 market for human sex trafficking in the world. WCLK engages our community by shining a light and offering possible solutions Saturday at 7a on The Lcoal Take with Kiplyn Primus.
This program is an on-air preview of the Sunday, May 31 WCLK Local Take men only event on Human Sex Trafficking at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Join us Saturday morning at seven for The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus as we continue our ongoing series of interactive talk programs about Restorative Justice. Kiplyn will be joined by City of Atlanta Restorative Justice Board Member Artis Brunson, and they will take your calls, live. The recent upsurge in high profile police killings of young black men here and around the country has taken the issue of criminal justice reform off the back burner.
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.
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.