Civil Rights

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Law Enforcement Changes: “Can We Afford Not To Do It?”

State Senator Vincent Fort believes there’s enough momentum in the Georgia Legislature to get his Law Enforcement Reform package through this year. His legislation, introduced in the Georgia Senate and House, would require every law […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

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Longtime State Rep. Tyrone Brooks Says 2015 Session Will Be His Last

“I am moving to Monroe” – that’s why Georgia State Representative Tyrone Brooks says the 2015 legislative session will likely be his last. Brooks, who has represented Atlanta at the Georgia Capitol for 35 years, […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

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Atlanta Streetcar On Auburn: “Business Is Absolutely Wonderful”

Business owners, even more than Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, are hoping for flocks of customers now that the streetcar is open for business. Last night I visited Sweet Auburn Seafood. Business was quite brisk as […]

WAOK-AM–02/05/2015

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Freedom Riders: “Heroes Who Risked Their Lives To Make America Better”

Hank Thomas lives in Stone Mountain, an area of metro Atlanta that is represented by Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04). Thomas is one of three surviving original Freedom Riders. “They were heroes who rode buses and […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Foundation Initiative “Would Help Alleviate The World Food Crisis”

“All they have to do is put it in the water and watch it grow”, that’s what former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young says about the main component in his effort to help alleviate the world […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2015

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Atlanta Talk Show Host Takes Political Strategy To Ferguson

It’s called Ferguson Politics 101 and WAOK talk show host Rashad Richey is taking it to Ferguson, Missouri. Richey, who hosts Real Talk With Rashad Richey, is a former political director and lead strategist for […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2015

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Andrew Young Says “People Who Use The Bible To Attack Homosexuals Don’t Understand The Bible”

Andrew J. Young Foundation Chairman Andrew Young has never been accused of mincing words. And when I asked for his opinion on the hottest topic in Atlanta politics right now, he didn’t hold back. Former […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2015

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Civil Rights Convictions Erased “If It’s Necessary, If It’s Detrimental, Go For It”

Nine civil rights protestors, the Friendship 9, were convicted in 1961 of breach of peace and trespassing. They were protesting at a segregated lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They were Thomas Gaither, Clarence […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2015

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Jamie Foxx Says “I Was The First One To Create YouTube”

He’s an Oscar-winning actor and a Grammy-winning singer, but Jamie Foxx says he was totally “blown away” by being honored with a Trumpet Award. The Awards, recognizing African American achievements, will be broadcast on February […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2015

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Carnival Corporation CEO Says “Keep Exploring Until You Find What Your Passions Are”

Arnold Donald has lead Carnival Corporation since July 2013. He is the first African American to serve as CEO of the world’s largest cruise line. He is quoted as having said, “There is no question […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

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