The Local Take on WCLK

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.

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. 

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