The crisis involving the death of young black men at the hands of the police seems to have reached an awful crescendo this summer, where there have been four high profile questionable killings in less than 30 days, including Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in California, and most notoriously 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Kiplyn Primus: What are we to do when the people who are hired to protect and serve fear our community so much that they shoot us when we are armed only with the color of our skin?
Join us for The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus Saturday morning at 7am as we discuss the new Falcons Stadium and its impact on the community. We'll take your calls live and feature guests and remarks from folks in the Vine City, English Avenue, Castleberry Hill and the AUC.
Kiplyn Primus devoted The Local Take on WCLK this week to a major literary event taking place April 16 at Spelman College. The Octavia Butler Celebration of Fantastic Arts Symposium on Art and Activism will take into account the career and lasting work of Butler, considered by most the greatest African American Science Fiction writer.
Kiplyn Primus is joined on a special holiday edition of The Local Take by dancer, producer and choreographer Stepp Stewart to talk about Stewart's presentation of "A Soulful Christmas". The production is a heart-warming musical illuminating the magic of the holiday season. It features soulful Christmas songs and Broadway-style choreography. It's an African-American tale that is fun and exciting for all families.
The production features the Chocolettes Dance Troup.
The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus has you covered on Saturday. Join us at 7a for a special live interactive edition of the program featuring your questions about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Everyone has new rights and responsibilities when it comes to your health insurance, and we're now in the first open enrollment period under ACA.
Joining Kiplyn will be joined in the discussion by Enroll America's Dante McKay, Monica Ponder with the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority, and Dr. Juan Merayo on behalf of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.
Coming up Saturday morning at seven thirty on The Local Take we’ll talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson’s 2010 book The Warmth of Other Suns, tells a compelling story of the African American 20th century diaspora.
Kiplyn Primus continues her look on The Local Take on WCLK into the issues facing young African American men in the turbulent, early days of the 21st Century. This week she welcomes Norma Joy Barnes from the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, who is hosting a Workshop Saturday at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. They are joined by Levi, a young black man struggling to learn the skills and gain the acceptance required in a tough above-ground economy. Hear the local take at 7:30am Saturday before Tavis and on demand below.