WCLK's The Local Take

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.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take I talked with Pamela Perkins Carn, a member of EMI-Ending Mass Incarceration - Georgia Network, about Justice Day at the Georgia Capitol taking place on February 26th.

This is an opportunity for community members to share their concerns about Mass Incareration with legislators who can make a difference. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Marie-Antoinette Tichler and Kendra Emeruem, about the Inaugural Black Family Tech Conference taking place on February, 16th at the Tucker Recreation Center. 

I asked the ladies why they think we need a tech conference for Black families and how this conference will differ from others on technology. 

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