CAU Now Lifting Every Voice highlights the ongoing academic goals and achievements of Clark Atlanta University, the largest of the nation’s 37 Member United Negro College Fund Institutions. We’re telling the stories of academic excellence and strategic planning happening right now at one of America’s great HBCUs. We were joined by Dr. Eric Mintz. Mintz is a professor of chemistry in the CAU Research Center for Science and Technology, he is Director of the CAU High Performance Polymers and Composites Center, but he is also Director of the CAU/UNCF Career Pathways Initiative. The Career Pathways Initiative helps elevate career success among HBCU graduates by aligning curriculum and instructional strategies to anticipate and better address shifting local and national workforce trends.
Today’s edition of #UPFRONT was full of Black star power. We opened the show with Emil Thomas, artistic director of Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square. He talked about the company’s latest production, “Bright Half Life.” The show is playing now through August 5 and is centered around the marriage of two women and the moments that make a life together.
Congrats to award-winning director and filmmaker Ava DuVernay! She is expanding her TV and film empire through a new first-look deal with Oprah Winfrey‘s Harpo Films. The partnership was announced earlier this week and will include new grounds for her in television and digital media.
By Kiplyn Primus Jul 28, 2017
For the fourth year The Local Take speaks with a few of the Young African Leaders matriculating at Clark Atlanta University this summer as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Begun in 2014 it’s the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people from the continent of Africa through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.
By Jay Edwards Jul 28, 2017
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Join me for Jazz Tones, Sunday, July 30 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on WCLK. I’ll be joined by Jazzmeia Horn. She is the 2015 winner of the Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition. Hailing from Dallas, Texas. Jazzmeia has been a rising star in New York, performing with Winard Harper, Billy Harper, Bernard Linnette, Johnny O’Neal and Peter Bernstein. She is a teaching artist in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Well’s Fargo Jazz for Teens Program. A Social Call is her most recent release on Prestige. It has been number one on the Jazzweek Charts for two weeks.