The Local Take on WCLK

This week on The Local Take I speak with Chief Tunde Adetunji, Founder and CEO of the Africa Heritage Center in Marietta.

Chief Tunde explains that the African Exhibition brought to Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics is the heart of the center.  The choice of opening the African Heritage Center in Atlanta is deliberate. The Center is a bridge back to the 55 African Nations to all members of the African diaspora throughout world.  Atlanta is the new global gateway the new world and thus the perfect place for the facility. 

This week on the Local Take I speak with Perry Whaley about Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a long term skin disease where people lose pigment in their skin. Mr. Whaley explains that this begin to happen to him as young adult when a small scratch of "white" appeared on his hand.  Then the scratch begin to grow. 

This week on The Local Take I talk with Kalin Thomas from the Wren's Nest about their call for mentors

Ms. Thomas provides a history of The Wren's Nest, the oldest house museum in Georgia, and the former home of author Joel Chandler Harris

This week on The Local Take I discuss #RaiseTheAgeGA with attorney Sherri Jefferson.

Ms. Jefferson explains the reasons that she began this quest in 2005. Seventeen year olds are charged as adults and incarcerated with adults.  Even though in every other social construct if you are 17 you are not considered an adult.  You cannot legally buy alcohol or tobacco products, get married or enter the military without your parent's consent.

This year New York and North Carolina raised the age in their states.  

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Georgia Cares.  Saturday, August 5 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on WCLK,  I'll talk with Sharonda Madison of Georgia Cares about Medicare and the upcoming Open Enrollment period which will begin October 15. 

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