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The Confederate Flag was removed from the  South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on Friday in the wake of the nine murders at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

I’m Black and I Support The Confederate Flag

The Confederate Flag has sparked many debates across the country, and many of considered the debate to be yet another cause of racial tension in the United States. However, there are few African American citizens […]

WAOK-AM–07/03/2015

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Remembering James ‘Alley Pat’ Patrick

Emmy Award Winning Journalist and friend, Maynard Eaton, stopped by Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey on the life and legacy of Civil Rights Activist, and radio legend James “Alley Pat” Patrick. Alley Pat’s […]

WAOK-AM–06/30/2015

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Mother of Jordan Davis Brings her Strength to the Big Screen

Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis the Florida teen that was murdered for playing loud music while sitting in a car with his friends, stopped by Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey about […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2015

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A Close Connection to the Charleston, SC Shooting

As new details emerge in the tragic shooting of nine innocent African-Americans in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, Rashad Richey is joined by professor and political analyst Dr. Jason Jones to discuss […]

WAOK-AM–06/22/2015

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Atlanta Reacts to Charleston, SC Hate Crime

Nine people were murdered at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC Wednesday evening by 21-year-old while male, Dylann Roof. Among the deceased was South Carolina State Representative Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney. […]

WAOK-AM–06/18/2015

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Bridging the Divide or Widening the Gap

Controversial Activist Reverend Markel Hutchins, hosted a community forum with local police officials and community members in efforts to “bridge the divide” between law enforcement and the community. While some would say that his intentions […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2015

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“I Identify As Black” But Does She Identify With the Struggle?

Rachael Dolezal set the country on fire when her biological parents outed her as passing for an African American woman. Rachael Dolezal tanned her skin, curled her hair and lived a life as a black […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2015

Stuffed animals, flowers and a broken votive are strewn on the ground at a gazebo at Cudell Commons Park in Cleveland, Ohio, November 24, 2014 where a memorial was set up for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy shot by police on November 23. An unidentified girl gathered the toys after gusty winds blew the memorial over and some of the teddy bears across the lawn. The chief of police in the US city of Cleveland on Monday defended the conduct of the officer who fatally shot the 12-year-old who was wielding a replica handgun. Tamir Rice died in hospital early Sunday after two police officers, responding to a 911 emergency call, confronted the African-American youngster at a recreation center.  Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams said the officer, whose name or racial group he did not disclose, and who has been placed on administrative leave, was "broken up about this." But he stood by the officer's conduct, saying "he had to protect himself" in the face of what appeared to be, in the heat of the moment, to be a genuine firearm. AFP PHOTO JORDAN GONZALEZ        (Photo credit should read JORDAN GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

When Will The Officers Be Charged?

In what seemed to be yet another case of a police officer walking away from killing an unarmed African-American, a Cleveland, OH judge found cause to charge officer Timothy Loehmann with murder in the shooting […]

WAOK-AM–06/13/2015

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Promises Were Made, Will They Be Kept?

When the case of Ariston Waiters was reopened by Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, Union City Mayor Vince Williams spoke with Rashad Richey, on and off the record, and assured that changes would be […]

WAOK-AM–06/12/2015