Gentrification

This week on The Local Take I speak with Rev. Dr. Ralph Watkins of Wheat Street Baptist Church about their upcoming celebration of 150 years as a community institution.  Watkins provides us with the history of the church, including a look at their most celebrated leader, Reverend Dr.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take I spoke with community activists Derik Rinehart and Renaldo Porter Moore about the history behind the Porter Road Community and their campaign to get DeKalb County to preserve the historical significance and graveyard that is part of of their legacy. 

Real life besties—Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal—are confronting gentrification, racism, police brutality and classism in the new film Blindspotting. It opens in theaters nationwide this summer on July 27.

 

Join us for CAU NOW-Lifting Every Voice, Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  This edition will highlight the Fifth Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium, a collaboration between the Clark Atlanta University Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University.  

A roundtable discussion will take place at Noon on Wednesday, April 26 in the Exhibition Hall at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library.  Panelists will include:  Dr. Barbara Harris Combs, Clark Atlanta University;  Samuel Livingston, Morehouse College; Calinda Lee, Atlanta History Center; Deirdre Oakley; and, Dr. Maurice Hobson, Georgia State University and Charles Stephens of the Counter Narrative Project.   Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen of Emory University will serve as our moderator.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Maria Saporta founder of the Saporta Report, an in depth journalistic news service with a focus on metro-Atlanta. I speak with Maria about several recent reports on the Westside including her conversations with Arthur Blank (Owner Atlanta Falcons) and Dan Cathy (Owner Chick-Fil-A).

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