Black History Month

AMC/IFC

Critics’ Choice Award-nominated Sherman’s Showcase will officially return TONIGHT for a one-hour “Black History Month Spectacular” at 10PM EST on AMC, followed by an 11PM EST/PT premiere on IFC. 

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take, I spoke with Mel Pender to wrap up our coverage of Black History Month. I asked him to describe what it was like growing up in Atlanta in the 1930s and 1940s in the South under oppressive conditions. He speaks about a police encounter and a conversation with is mother and grandfather. 

Saturday morning at 8:00 on WCLK's The Local Take I talked with PNC Bank Building Living Legacies Honoree Egbert Perry of the Integral Group. 

I asked him how he became an entrepreneur  and he mentions "hustle" he also explains what is meant by community development. 

During the economic downtown of 2008 Perry served on the board and as chairman of the board for the GSE Fannie Mae. He provides us with a complete understanding of how the downturn impacted the agency. He also explains why the demise of Fannie Mae would have had global implications.  

Listen to Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK on Saturday morning at 7am as we feature Change Makers, a groundbreaking,  one-hour Black History Month special recorded live on the campus of Norfolk State University in front of a studio audience.   A diverse panel of millennial Change Makers discusses topics from their perspective on race relations, culture, change and much more.  The program is hosted by award-winning journalist, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill.  Dr. Hill is the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN.

PNC Bank Black History Month Honoree: Pearl Cleage

Feb 16, 2019

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I'll talk with Pearl Cleage about her career and her latest honor from PNC Bank. Cleage first came to my knowledge after I attended a late-night reading during the 1988 National Black Arts Festival. I reminded her of this event and we were both blushing as we discussed her erotic poetry that was presented that night. 

We discuss her work across multiple genres including fiction, non-fiction, the theatre and poetry. 

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