Kiplyn Primus

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), we are on a mission to combat vaccine hesitancy in our community. I reached out to Dr. Jayne Morgan, the executive director for the COVID Task Force for Piedmont Hospital Group in Georgia, to speak with us about this issue. Dr. Jayne Morgan has communicated with us before and even shared her vaccine experience.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am) I talk with Afemo Omilami about Hosea Helps 16th Annual Back to School Jamboree.  Mr. Omilami shares that this year they have a partnership with Foot Looker and participants will be able to receive new shoes for both girls and boys.  To be included in the shoe distribution you must register at Hosea Helps by Friday, July 16th by 6PM. 

Mr. Omiliami explains that distribution will be done through a drive-thru process.  Children will receive bookbags, school supplies, fresh produce and grocery boxes.  

This week on The Local Take, we’re speaking with Carole Boston Weatherford, author of a new children’s book about the Tulsa Massacre called “Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre” with illustrations by Floyd Cooper.  Both of these artists have won numerous awards. 

Saturday morning at eight on WCLK's The Local Take, we will talk about one of Atlanta's oldest art communities, the ARTSXchange, located in East Point. Alice Lovelace, the board of directors president, joins us to speak about how the organization got started and their upcoming event. 

The festival Re-Imagine Democracy will bring together artists from multiple disciplines.  Lovelace explains that all activism is inspired by art. She emphasizes that artists have something to contribute.  The ArtsXchange, while artist-centered, is about community activism. 

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturday mornings at eight), I talk about Black women's mental health with professor and author Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans. This is the focus of her new book Black Women's Yoga History – Memoirs of Inner Peace. Many perceptions exist about the people who practice yoga.  Many people might think a book about Black Women and yoga couldn't be historical.