The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

The Local Take talks with House Representative Camia Hopson from Albany, Georgia, about this year's legislative session and the Georgia Black Caucus Heritage Dinner. The dinner is taking place on February 27th at the Georgia World Congress Center. Representative Hopson also mentions that the caucus awards unsung heroes doing work in the community at the annual dinner. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Jay Bailey, President and CEO of the new Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE). Mr. Bailey shares some of H. J. Russell's history, from integrating the Commerce Club to underwriting the Atlanta Civil Rights movement. 

Saturday morning at 8:00 on WCLK's The Local Take I talked with PNC Bank Building Living Legacies Honoree Egbert Perry of the Integral Group. 

I asked him how he became an entrepreneur  and he mentions "hustle" he also explains what is meant by community development. 

During the economic downtown of 2008 Perry served on the board and as chairman of the board for the GSE Fannie Mae. He provides us with a complete understanding of how the downturn impacted the agency. He also explains why the demise of Fannie Mae would have had global implications.  

This week on The Local Take I speak with Jaqueline Holness about her first novel Destination Wedding. After all February is the month for love. Ms. Holness speaks to how her novel came into being after hearing a news report saying that African American women were unlikely to get married. She had just experienced a break-up and the news report was disheartening. 

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.