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This week on The Local Take I speak with Jaisaan Lovett, the 2018 Valedictorian at University Preperatory Charter School for Young Men in Rochester, New York, who was denied an opportunity to deliver his speech at high school graduation by the school's founding Administrator, who never saw Jaisaan's speech(the administrator subsequently retired under pressure). As the first African-American valedictorian at the school Jaisaan was disappointed. He had interned with the mayor's office and they provided a platform for Jaisaan to deliver his address. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Toni Henson founder and executive director of The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival.  The Festival is scheduled from October 3 - 6 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center.   Toni shares with us how she came to establish the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, her love of theatre and how the festival continues to grow. When asked which is the not to be missed production, Toni explains that "you should pick a day, not a play."

Saturday morning at 8am on The Local Take On WCLK I talked with Cynthia Day, President and CEO of Citizens Trust Bank and co-chair of the Atlanta Business League Super Tuesday taking place on October 2 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. This event will also celebrate the 23rd Anniversary of the 100 Women of Vision Breakfast. Ms. Day speaks with us about the Atlanta Business League and why the Super Tuesday programming is important for our community.

Saturday morning on The Local Take on WCLK I talked with Brenda Ward and Belinda White with Women After God’s Own Heart Ministry (WAGOH). They are co-chairs of the Saturday, October 6 20th Anniversary Celebration  will host their 20th Anniversary Celebration. It will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 at 6 p.m. Xernona Clayton, Founder of the Trumpet Awards, will be their keynote speaker.

Local Take Profiles New Hope AME Church

Sep 17, 2018

This week on The Local Take I speak with Pastor David Richards of New Hope AME Church in Buckhead. The church will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2019 and they are kicking off the festivities on Saturday, September 15th with a concert open to the public called Jazz On The Green. Pastor Richards explains how the church came to be in 1872 when James H.

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