Black Women

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), we're continuing our coverage of outstanding women in our community. I reached out to an up-and-coming designer, Rochelle Porter.  Ms. Porter is a textile designer who creates fabrics for use in the home. Her products can be found in home décor shops like West Elm. She has created a lifestyle brand inspired by West African weavers, the Caribbean's beauty, and the magic found in Black Girls.

Journey of a Black Girl is a public art exhibition presented by Art on the Beltline’s First Curator in Residence, Courtney Brooks, opening on the Atlanta BeltLine’s newest addition of the Southside Trail in Atlanta, GA on March 14th. 

 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Imara Canady to share information about the upcoming Paradigm Shift Conference taking place on February 6th and 7th at The Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta. 

I was joined last Saturday morning at 8:00am on The Local Take On WCLK by Sistagraphy. Sistagraphy is a collective of African-American women who photograph their and our stories. I spoke with Catherine Alston and Sue Ross about their organization. I asked the ladies about the changes in photography that have occured since the start of the organization. Film and dark rooms were the technology used at their inception.  Now many photographers use digital or phone cameras to capture images.

Power Rising Comes to Atlanta - Star Jones a Founder

Feb 17, 2018

On the February 17 edition of  The Local Take I speak with former prosecutor and member of television's The View Star Jones.  Jones and I discuss the 2018 Power Rising Conference taking place in Atlanta.   Jones is President and a member of the Board of Directors of National Association of Professional Women and Professional Diversity Network.

As one of the founders she shares with us information about the conference and how it came to be from a Congressional Black Caucus Women's meeting.