African Americans who fought in World War II helped win that war, and returned to America with the skills and ideals that helped lead to the subsequent Civil Rights Movement. The work of those veterans resonates across our society even today.
Bills pending in the current Georgia Legislature include several impacting sex trafficking, stalking, harassment and domestic violence. Georgia law covering these issues is woefully out of date in ways that cost lives annually. Is there bi-partisan support to change this session?
Fulton Focus is a monthly public affairs program on WCLK airing third Saturdays at 7:30a as part of the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
The December edition of the program features Jason Lane, a Job Development Specialist for the Fulton County Housing and Community Development Department Office of Workforce Development, for a discussion about Fulton County job development for prospective employees or employers.
Fulton County Police Corporal Maureen Smith talks about ways you can "harden the target" to make yourself less likely to be a victim of crime.
Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless has been helping people in the Atlanta Metro area for 44 years. The organization, originally created and driven by the late Hosea Williams, is now headed by Elisabeth Omilami and her husband Afemo. Elisabeth Omiliami talked with Rob Maynard on the WCLK Public Affairs Block about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless initiatives, including Thursday's Thanksgiving event at the Georgia World Congress Center.
If you would like to learn more about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, click here.
The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta/ISB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, apolitical educational organization that provides certified Muslim speakers to promote awareness about Islam and Muslims. Its mission is to counter prejudice and discrimination against Muslim Americans by teaching about their traditions and contributions in the context of America’s history and cultural diversity, while building relations between American Muslims and other groups.
ISB Board Member Bassem Fakhoury stopped by to talk about it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
Carolyn McKenzie started the non-profit group Mental Health In The African American Community/MHAAC in the aftermath of a horrible tragedy in which her favorite niece stabbed McKenzie and then killed herself. McKenzie came to realize that the stereotypes and denial about mental health issues in the community were costing lives and ruining families. She decided to do something to try to make a difference.
Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead's Community Honors Program selects key Atlanta-area organizations making a positive difference in the community. The current honoree is the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Founded in 1979, ACFB procures more than 50 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.
Fulton Focus on WCLK is a joint production of WCLK Public Affairs and Fulton County Government Communications. The October edition of Fulton Focus includes trenchant discussions about early and election day voting, the Atlanta Fulton County Public Library e-Campus online learning program, and Halloween safety tips from the Fulton County Police Department.
WCLK Public Affairs is always looking for great community engagement success stories. When we heard about a group that has been feeding homeless people downtown for nearly 30 years, we decided to feature them on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
Charles Storne is the Coordinator for the Feeding The Homeless Program at the Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Church. He has been leading an effort since 1988 that has resulted in feeding between 800-900 people a fresh hot breakfast every Saturday morning, staffed and funded entirely by volunteers.