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Hill Part Of Group Buying Atlanta Hawks: Says They’ve Been A Great Story This Year

“They’re a great team. They’ve been fun to watch. They’ve been a great story this year.” Grant Hill, the seven-time NBA All-Star, was referring to the Atlanta Hawks when we spoke just a few days […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena with Maria Boynton (Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

We Want To Be Accessible To Everyone: Atlanta Hawks Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Nzinga Shaw

It was a very public situation, the firestorm, in September 2014, that surrounded the Atlanta Hawks organization after racially-charged comments were attributed to owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry. Three months later, Nzinga […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

Derrick Boazman speaks to the audience during a recent Let Us Make Man event at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Atlanta (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Let Us Make Man On The Road Again: We Want Them To Grow Their Genius

“We want folks to know that there’s nothing wrong with being an intellectual powerhouse”, says Derrick Boazman, adding, “that’s what we should be celebrating in our community, not the dumbing down of our community.” This […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

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Atlanta Gas Prices: We’re Going To Have To Watch The Situation In The Mideast Carefully

Crude oil prices have moved considerably higher according to senior petroleum analyst Gregg LaskoskI with GasBuddy. It’s causing gasoline prices to move upward. But, even when prices are climbing somewhat, Laskoski says, when you put […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

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Jam Packed Weekend Ahead: APD Says To Use MARTA Or Face Delays

There will be a number of events in Atlanta this weekend. The Atlanta Police Department is providing tips that are aimed to help navigate the crowds. Residents are being told to plan ahead for road […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

Gov. Deal signs HB 1 which permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain conditions. Among those looking on are State Rep Gloria Fraizer (far left) State Rep Allen Peake (yellow tie) and State Rep Patty Bentley (far right) (Photo courtesy of Andrea Briscoe/ Office of Governor Nathan Deal)

Wait Is Over For Georgians Suffering Pain: Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

“For the families enduring separation and patients suffering pain, the wait is finally over,” said Governor Nathan Deal. Today, Governor Deal signed House Bill 1 into law. It allows the use of medical cannabis oil […]

WAOK-AM–04/16/2015

Participants in the 2015 Sickle Cell Foundation Race and Walk in East Point, Ga (Photo courtesy of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

Sickle Cell Patients Excited As Medical Marijuana Bill Is About To Become Law In Georgia

Patients with Sickle Cell Disease will be among those covered when Georgia’s medical marijuana bill becomes law. Governor Nathan Deal’s office says that he will sign the bill tomorrow. It would allow patients with sickle […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

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Former State Representative Tyrone Brooks Pleads Guilty To Tax And Fraud Charges

Thursday morning, longtime Atlanta State Representative Tyrone Brooks submitted a letter of resignation to Governor Nathan Deal. A few hours later Brooks was in federal court where he pleaded guilty to fraud and tax charges. […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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New Civil And Human Rights Group Says It’s Time For A New Generation Of Leaders

They’re calling it A Modern Collaborative for Civil & Human Rights Activism. It is MovementForward made up of religious leaders, attorneys and activists. It is officially launching today at the Atlanta Press Club. They say […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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Anthony Anderson To Headline UNCF An Evening Of Stars In Atlanta

When the United Negro College Fund’s An Evening of Stars is taped at the Atlanta Civic Center this weekend, it will feature plenty of celebrities. UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax says Tony Braxton, […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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Bronner Brothers Hair Show

For those who make a living in the hair industry the Bronner Brothers Hair Show offers an opportunity to get the latest information from experts in the industry. Thousands come to the show twice a […]

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