PNC Bank Black History Month

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.  

Fahamu Pecou is an American visual artist and scholar known for producing works that combine aspects of Fine art and Hip-hop as commentary on Popular culture. Most of his works engage representations of black masculinity and identity. Fahamu describes his art this way "My art raises questions about the types of images and representations that come to inform contemporary readings and performances of Black male masculinity.

PNC Bank Black History Month Honoree: Pearl Cleage

Feb 16, 2019

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I'll talk with Pearl Cleage about her career and her latest honor from PNC Bank. Cleage first came to my knowledge after I attended a late-night reading during the 1988 National Black Arts Festival. I reminded her of this event and we were both blushing as we discussed her erotic poetry that was presented that night. 

We discuss her work across multiple genres including fiction, non-fiction, the theatre and poetry. 

Ryan Kilgore - A native of Atlanta, has been playing the soulful sounds of the saxophone since age 10. He is a fourth generation sax player his grandfather, Ester Betterson, bought Ryan's first horn. He has worked with musical legends including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as well as Stevie Wonder. Ryan has made cameo appearances in 20th Century Fox's Drumline, Paramount Pictures' Fighting Temptations, and Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman.