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.
Fahamu Pecou is a multi-media artist, performer and scholar who is the contemporary artistic counterpoint to the work of Cuban Surrealist Wilfredo Lam in the new exhibit Imagining New Worlds at Atlanta's High Museum. He stopped by WCLK to chat with Kiplyn Primus in a Local Take segment about life, art, and culture. You can hear it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at seven before Tavis.
For more information about Fahamu Pecou, click here.
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?
Sex trafficking is a horrendous reality in Atlanta, where our city is recognized as a hub for men(predominantly) looking for underage minors to exploit. As part of WCLK's responsibility as a public broadcast licensee we engage with our community whether the picture is pretty or not.
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.
U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell visited Clark Atlanta University on Tuesday for a listening session with CAU students, as part of a national tour highlighting the Obama Administration's Higher Education Agenda. He also stopped by WCLK to discuss college affordability and opportunity, as he leads efforts to reach President Obama’s 2020 goal, for our nation to once again have the largest proportion of college graduates in the world.
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.