WCLK's The Local Take

The Local Take Celebrates the Year of Return

Dec 7, 2019

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am) we are celebrating The Year of Return by sharing conversations with metropolitan Atlanta residents who participated with the Jamestown2Jamestown commemoration that took place in August 2019.

This week on The Local Take I talk about the Essence Entrepreneur Summit and Holiday Market with Marquita Harris.  Ms. Harris is a senior editor at ESSENCE Magazine and she explains that this event is in support of the large number of African-American women who have started their own firms. 

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I talked with S. Earl Wilson with Omega Psi Phi about their partnership with Clark Atlanta University to host a Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, December 7th. The event is open African-American youth from the 6th - 12th grades.  

The Local Take: Redemption And Cyntoia Brown Long

Nov 27, 2019

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I speak with Cyntoia Brown Long, who was granted clemency for a murder she committed in self defense as a "teenage prostitute" in  Tennessee in 2004.

She explained to me that in 2004 young girls with pimps were not considered victims, they were considered "fast."  She speaks about seeing a television commercial that asked What Is 13? After finally paying attention to the advertisement she realized that she had been a victim of sex trafficking. 

The Local Take: Senegalese Entrepreneur Fatima Ba

Nov 23, 2019

  One in our series of interviews with the 2019 Clark Atlanta University School of Business Young African Leadership Initiative - Mandela Fellows. This highly competitive program, which began under the Obama Administration in 2009 brings the brightest young leaders from across the continent for an eight week intensive study program around entrepreneurship at Clark Atlanta University.  Fatima Ba from Senegal West Africa is a fashion designer.