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 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.
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.
The Atlanta Business League's 37th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon takes place Tuesday, May 12 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. WCLK's Kiplyn Primus will be reporting live from this event during Midday Jazz featuring Rivablue. This year's honorees include John Somerhalder II with AGL Resources, Willie Burks with Resurgens Risk Management, Ingrid Saunders Jones with the National Council of Negro Women, and Lonnie Saboor with Invest Atlanta.
ABL Board Membership Vice Chair Edward Hartley spoke with Rob Maynard about this year's event on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
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.
Congressman David Scott's 13th District encompasses much of Atlanta's South and Southwest Metro Area, and much of WCLK's listening audience. His annual job fair takes place Friday, April 24 at the Georgia International Convention Center adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in College Park. The event takes place from 10a-3p.
Representative Scott called WCLK's Kiplyn Primus to talk about it during the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
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.
This year’s Women 2 Women Conference takes place on Saturday, March 14 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Downtown. This year’s plenary speaker is Atlanta Playwright and Best Selling Author Pearl Cleage. Honorees include Essence Magazine Editor In Chief Emeritus Susan L. Taylor and Edie Fraser .
Women 2 Women Conference/Young Eventions Group Founder Sonjia Waller Young, and Women 2 Women Conference Honoree Edie Fraser joined WCLK's Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am to talk about it.