The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Saturday morning at 8:00am on The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with Hank Thomas, one of the original 13 Freedom Riders from 1961. Hank Thomas and the other Freedom Riders rode Greyhound and Trailways interstate buses through the South to protest the non-enforcement of  federal integration laws.  They were beaten, threatened and arrested along the way. Th0mas was also one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). 

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 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.

Saturday, September 15 on The Local Take on WCLK I talked with Carter Womack about the upcoming Who's Who In Black Atlanta Networking Reception and Awards and Unveiling Ceremony taking place on September 21 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. 

This networking event encompasses African Americans from all walks of life and in all professions. 

Carter Womack shares what networking really is and why it matters. He also speaks to why representation is important and how this annual event celebrates achievement and excellence that many overlook. 

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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