Kiplyn Primus

This week WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am) welcomes back DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, who continues the county food distribution events on Saturday, June 5th, and this time you can all receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the New York Times COVID-19 tracker, the virus is a "high risk" in DeKalb County and metro Atlanta as a whole

 This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I reached out to EMBARK and Dr. Sharnell Myles to ask her about our children and their mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. 

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I reached out to Professor Douglas A Blackmon about his seminal book  Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. The book was released in 2008 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize. PBS produced a documentary about the facts Blackmon documented in 2012.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take, I am speaking with Diallo Sumbry from the Adinkra Group about his new book, A Smart Ghana Repatriation Guide.  The Andinkra Group executed the largest pilgrimage to Ghana during the 2019 Year of Return. Many group members spoke about their desire to "come home" to Ghana did feel like home.

Saturday morning at eight on WCLK's The Local Take, I talk with The Hammonds House Museum's most recent Executive Director, Leatrice Ellzy Wright, as she prepares to join the famed Apollo Theatre. Wright has been on the Atlanta cultural scene since she began working with the National Black Arts Festival as a curator and producer. Her knowledge and innovation changed the historic Hammonds House Museum in West End after just a few months.