Kiplyn Primus

 This week on The Local Take, I'm speaking with Economy Jackson, the Asset Building Director with the United Way of Greater Atlanta. She will tell us about the 15th Anniversary of EITC Awareness Day, January 29, 2021. I've never heard of this day. EITC stands for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness.  

The Local Take: Students Without Mothers

Jan 23, 2021

  This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturday 8:00am), I want to spotlight a non-profit organization in our community--Students Without Mothers. Their mission is to assist high-school girls who have lost their mothers with furthering their education. I was joined by Students Without Mothers Founder Mary Torrance Williams, as well as a student who has benefitted from their outreach.

 

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I reached out to the Chairman of Political Action at NAACP Atlanta, Ray McClendon. The Georgia Legislature is about to open for the 2021 session. After recent elections in Georgia with record participation, the Governor and other top state republicans are talking about changes to the absentee voting rules and returning to our reputation as the Voter Suppression State.  

The Local Take: Volunteering with Hands On Atlanta

Jan 16, 2021

This week on The Local Take, I reached out to Jay Cranman, CEO of Hands on Atlanta.  This year the MLK Holiday falls in-line with the Presidential Inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Both celebrations this year include service projects. Hands On Atlanta, called "the front page for civic engagement" by Cranman, compiles a listing of various opportunities. 

This week on The Local Take, we're talking about the African American community, health disparities, and why we are hesitant to trust the medical community with our care.  Not because of what they say, but because of what they do.  I reached out to two doctors.  Dr. Jayne Morgan from the Association of Black Cardiologists and Dr. Thaddeus Bell, founder of Closing the Gap in Healthcare.  We discuss the historical disparities that have impacted our community.  

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