Civil Rights

The Bev Smith Show: Black and Blue

With Missouri governor declaring state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting, are Black males safe? Bev Smith speaks with author and retired LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey on Ferguson and police brutality on the African […]

WAOK-AM–11/17/2014

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An “Architect of Atlanta” Dies At 83

Atlanta has lost one of it’s founding fathers. Those words from Congressman John Lewis were used to describe the death of Herman Russell known as the architect for much of Atlanta. Mr. Russell died peacefully on […]

WAOK-AM–11/16/2014

(Credit: Londrelle Hall)

Running For Justice: To Change The Image Of The Young Black Male

“We’re trying to put out a positive image of us.” That’s why 28 year old Londrelle Hall of Atlanta says he and his team are running from Atlanta to Ferguson, Missouri. “We just want to […]

11/10/2014

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

“Democracy Shouldn’t Be This Hard”

Following reports of barriers to voting in Georgia on Election Day, Secretary of State Brian Kemp is being urged to immediately take action in investigating the accusations. By the end of the day, November 4, […]

WAOK-AM–11/07/2014

(Credit: Clayton County Government)

Clayton Chairman Turner: MARTA Will Mean Jobs And Economic Development

Turner: The MARTA professionals know what they’re doing The difference between having MARTA in Clayton County now, versus the transit service of 2010? Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner says MARTA is the industry expert […]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2014

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Democrats Maintain Control Of Fulton County Commission

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves has been re-elected to a third term. “I certainly want to thank the constituents of Fulton County”, says Eaves, “I got almost 160,000 votes yesterday”. Eaves defeated Republican challenger […]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2014

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Election Day: Georgia Secretary Of State Website Crashes

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Web site was down for an unspecified amount of time today, Election Day. Voters utilize the site to determine their polling location, along with other services. It went down sometime […]

WAOK-AM–11/04/2014

(Credit: Bill Campbell)

Election Day: Politicians And Celebrities Push Get Out To Vote Efforts

A one-time Mayor of Atlanta is doing his part in encouraging voters to go to the polls. Former mayor Bill Campbell says “social media is the best way to reach out to young people, so […]

WAOK-AM–11/04/2014

The Bev Smith: PUSH for Votes

Tonight Bev Smith speaks with Vice President for Legal Affairs for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Janice L. Mathis. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing […]

WAOK-AM–11/03/2014

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

GA Legislative Black Caucus Chair Dee Dawkins-Haigler: We Have The Numbers To Turn This Election Around If We Vote

Ask Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chair State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler how she feels about the early vote numbers in Georgia and her answer is “the numbers are outstanding.” And Dawkins-Haigler is hopeful that the get […]

WAOK-AM–11/03/2014

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