Civil Rights

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Lawyer: Michael Slager Being Kept In Isolation For Own Protection

A former police officer charged with the murder of a man after the incident was caught on video in South Carolina is being kept in isolation for his protection, his lawyer told CBS News’ Misty Showalter.

04/10/2015

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Sharpton Fires Back Against ‘Bogus’ NY Daily News Report That Claims Walter Scott’s Family Wants Him To Stay Away

Rev. Al Sharpton is firing back against the New York Daily News after a report claims that Walter Scott’s family wants him to stay away.

04/10/2015

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Former State Representative Tyrone Brooks Pleads Guilty To Tax And Fraud Charges

Thursday morning, longtime Atlanta State Representative Tyrone Brooks submitted a letter of resignation to Governor Nathan Deal. A few hours later Brooks was in federal court where he pleaded guilty to fraud and tax charges. […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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New Civil And Human Rights Group Says It’s Time For A New Generation Of Leaders

They’re calling it A Modern Collaborative for Civil & Human Rights Activism. It is MovementForward made up of religious leaders, attorneys and activists. It is officially launching today at the Atlanta Press Club. They say […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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Anthony Anderson To Headline UNCF An Evening Of Stars In Atlanta

When the United Negro College Fund’s An Evening of Stars is taped at the Atlanta Civic Center this weekend, it will feature plenty of celebrities. UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax says Tony Braxton, […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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Rapper T.I. On Interacting With Police: Always Do Your Best To Comply

“Know your legal rights, just in case you are stopped by the police”. That was the topic of Monday night’s Let Us Make Man seminar held at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Atlanta. It was […]

WAOK-AM–04/08/2015

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Dessa Curb Not Guilty In APS Cheating Trial: It’s Like People Didn’t Appreciate Teachers At All

Dessa Curb says she couldn’t shout out her joy about being found ‘not guilty‘ because her fellow defendants had all been found ‘guilty‘. The verdicts were announced last week in Fulton County Superior Court. Ten […]

WAOK-AM–04/07/2015

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Know Your Rights-Save Your Life Townhall Meeting

On the heels of the death of Nicholas Thomas in Smyrna, Georgia, WAOK, V-103, the Brothers of Let Us Make Man and the Davis Bozeman Law firm will hold a town hall meeting Monday to […]

WAOK-AM–04/05/2015

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FBI Continues To Investigate Moore’s Ford Lynchings

Saturday, April 4 is the 47th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King, Junior’s assassination in Memphis TN. While wreath laying activities will be taking place in Atlanta at the King crypt and at Ebenezer Baptist Church, […]

WAOK-AM–04/03/2015

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Thomas Family “Cautiously Optimistic” As GBI Takes Over Death By Cop Case

“We were surprised, and encouraged by the recent development”, is how Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis opened the latest news conference addressing the police-involved shooting death of Nicholas Thomas. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2015