Civil Rights

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[VIDEO] Cong Johnson Says A Poem For Eric Garner Because “I’m A Black Man”

Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-4th) says “I’m a black man and I see black males being the victims of extra judicial killings that go unaccounted for. There’s no accountability.” Representative Johnson says there seem to […]

WAOK-AM–12/05/2014

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U.S. Attorney General Holder In Atlanta Announcing Efforts To End Racial Profiling

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a packed Ebenezer Baptist Church sanctuary Monday night how honored he was to be at the home where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once pastored. He said “who could […]

WAOK-AM–12/02/2014

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Holder: New Justice Dept. Policy Will ‘End Racial Profiling, Once And For All’

Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta — the church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling.

12/02/2014

The Bev Smith Show: Code Blue

Tonight Bev Smith welcomes back author and retired LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey as they discuss the grand jury’s vote to not indict officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson cop who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Listen to Sergeant Dorsey as she […]

12/01/2014

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Atlanta Protestors Rally Against Ferguson Decision

V103/WAOK News Reporter Erica Walker describes the scene as “peaceful, intense at times, especially when there was a moment of silence.” Erica, who spent hours at the protest at Underground Atlanta last evening says, they […]

WAOK-AM–11/26/2014

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How To Join A Ferguson Protest In Atlanta

Various protests are planned in Atlanta in response to the grand jury’s decision in Missouri. The panel decided that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the August 9, 2014, shooting death […]

11/25/2014

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The Bev Smith Show: Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement

As the country awaits for the grand jury  decision as to whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, tune to 1380WAOK as we simulcast from our sister station, […]

WAOK-AM–11/24/2014

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Atlanta Ferguson Protestors Urged To Be Peaceful And NonViolent

“If you’re going to protest, protest in a peaceful, orderly, non-violent fashion.” Atlanta Congressman John Lewis says that’s the way they did it in the 1960s, “in the way of peace, in the way of […]

WAOK-AM–11/24/2014

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Atlanta Mourns Herman J Russell

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calls Herman J. Russell “one of the most extraordinary citizens our city has ever produced.” Mayor Reed and wife Sarah-Elizabeth attended the funeral services for Russell on Saturday, November 21, 2014, […]

WAOK-AM–11/22/2014

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See Atlanta Preparing For Ferguson Protests

Janice Mathis with Rainbow Push Coalition says she’s never seen anything like it, nothing so deliberate and focused on a particular incident that was about to happen. According to Mathis, “I’ve seen meetings sort of […]

WAOK-AM–11/21/2014

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