Civil Rights

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Wal-Mart Removing Confederate Flag Items From Shelves, Website

Wal-Mart said Monday it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag.

06/23/2015

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Facebook Petition Calls For National ‘Burn The Confederate Flag’ Day

A Facebook petition is calling for a National “Burn The Confederate Flag” Day.

06/22/2015

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Suspect In Deadly South Carolina Church Shooting Caught

A federal law enforcement official tells CBS News that the suspect behind the deadly Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting has been caught.

06/18/2015

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Rashad Richey On Rachel Dolezal – In Black And White

OK – Rachel Dolezal has either pulled one of the most elaborate racial identity hoaxes in recent history or she’s terribly confused about her ethnic origins. It’s baffling that many in the African-American community are […]

06/18/2015

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Too Much Truth: Rachel Dolezal, What Are You Mad About?

On Too Much Truth, we discussed the real reason why people should be upset with Rachel Dolezal. It’s not because she is a white woman that was the president of a NAACP chapter. It’s not […]

06/15/2015

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Too Much Truth: Pool Party Gone Bad

On Too Much Truth, we talked about the incident that occurred this past weekend in McKinney, Texas. A neighborhood pool party lead to a police brutality and excessive use of force incident that was recorded […]

WAOK-AM–06/08/2015

Law Students with the Syracuse University Cold Case Initiative are in Atlanta researching civil rights era unsolved murders (Courtesy: Scott McDowell, Cold Case Justice Initiative at Syracuse University's College of Law)

Cold Case Justice Initiative Researches Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders In Atlanta

This summer a group of students from the Cold Case Justice Initiative at Syracuse University will be working in Atlanta. They’ll be researching Civil Rights era murders. The kickoff program was held on Saturday, May […]

WAOK-AM–06/05/2015

While reports indicate that Smyrna Police Officer Kenneth Owens is back on duty in an administrative role, Tristan "TJ" Thomas (far right)  calls it "an excuse". Protests are planned Saturday outside CNN and next week in Cobb County.  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

“A Spit In The Face”: Family Of Nicholas Thomas Reacts As Smyrna Police Officer Returns To Duty

“District Attorney Vic Reynolds said that the officer would not be back at work until the investigation is over”, says Tristan “TJ” Thomas, the brother of Nicholas Thomas. He calls the return to duty of […]

WAOK-AM–06/05/2015

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Too Much Truth: Solving Cold Cases

On Too Much Truth, we were joined by  Larrissa Moore, Alphonse Williams and Brent Lightfoot who are law students working with the Cold Case Justice Initiative. Their mission is to reopen and hopefully solve racially […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2015

Participants during the House of Hope Anti-Violence Rally held in February. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Racism Or Ignorance: House Of Hope Atlanta On The Black And White Of The Legal System

This Saturday, the Social Justice Ministry of the House Of Hope Atlanta will have experts available to answer questions about the legal system. The 2nd Annual Legal Symposium “Real Talk: The Black And White of […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2015