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“Selma” Movie

  (AP/WAOK) — Filming for the movie “Selma” is scheduled in Selma next week. Casting director Cynthia Stillwell tells the Selma Times-Journal (http://bit.ly/1uHjEgR ) that extras are being fitted for their costumes this week, and work should begin Monday in Selma. Production designer […]

WAOK-AM–06/20/2014

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Atlanta Prepares To Open Center For Civil And Human Rights

ATLANTA (WAOK)- The Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights is preparing for its official opening this weekend.  The Center for Civil and Human Rights is the new home to various authentic documents and exclusive […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2014

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Judge Penny Brown Reynolds: Race in America

Today’s show focused on Race in America.  Judge Penny Reynolds spoke on the Twenty Year Anniversary of the OJ Simpson trial, race in politics, President Obama’s speech on Race,  Black on Black in Politics, Racial […]

WAOK-AM–06/18/2014

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Justice for Baby Bou Bou

On May 28th, the Phonesavanh Family experienced the unthinkable. 18 month old Bounkham, better known as “Baby Bou Bou”,  was victim of a botched drug  raid in Habersham County, Georgia.  He suffered from extensive 3rd […]

WAOK-AM–06/12/2014

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Rashad Richey: #Bring Back Our Girls

As I interviewed Nigerian born Prince Koya Olateru, it became painfully obvious the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan responded to the kidnapping of over 200 young Nigerian girls too late. He chose not to publicly […]

WAOK-AM–05/09/2014

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Real Talk With Rashad Richey: BBC Interview

For the last  week, BBC reporter Murphy Cobbings, has been spending time here in Atlanta doing some research into the civil rights movement.  During her visit Murphy traveled around the city visiting landmarks like Piedmont Park,  Lenox […]

WAOK-AM–05/06/2014

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Civil Rights Leaders Weigh In On The Donald Sterling Case

Numerous Civil rights leaders took to the airwaves of WAOK on Wednesday to give their opinion on the continuing saga of Donald Sterling. Those leaders included, Dekalb County NAACP President John Evans, Judge Dexter Wimbish, and […]

WAOK-AM–04/30/2014

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Rashad Richey Explains: Why Vote?

VOTE FOR WHAT? As we approach our statewide Georgia elections for 2014, many of you are asking: Vote for what? And to some degree I can understand your cynicism with the electorate process. Many times […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2014

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Rashad Richey Asks: What If Bernice King Disobeyed The Court Order?

In light of recent developments with the King children saga, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if things had unfolded a little differently. What if Dr. Bernice King stuck to her guns […]

WAOK-AM–03/10/2014

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Reverend Bernice King Asks Brothers To Reconsider Sale Of Prized Items

ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. King’s […]

WAOK-AM–03/07/2014

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