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Al Sharpton And Trayvon Martin's Parents Hold News Conference In Washington

Keepin’ It Real with Al Sharpton: Justice for Michael Brown

On today’s show, Author Andre Michael Eggelletion filled in for Reverend Sharpton. Sharpton went to visit Ferguson, Missouri where 18 year old Michael Brown was gunned down by a police officer. After the shooting, the […]

WAOK-AM–08/13/2014

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Kendrick Johnson’s Parents Sue School System In His Death

Atlanta (WAOK)-The parents of Kendrick Johnson are suing the Lowndes County school district for the wrongful death of their son.  Kendrick Johnson was 17 years old when his body was found rolled up in a […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2014

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Too Much Truth Exclusive: Justice For Baby Bou Bou

This is a News and Talk 1380 WAOK exclusive, heard first here on “Too Much Truth” with Derrick Boazman. Prayers and support are still needed for 20 month old Bounkham Phonesavanh, also known as “Baby […]

WAOK-AM–06/28/2014

Photo by Jean Ross CBS Radio

The National Center For Civil And Human Rights Is Now Open

Atlanta is already home to the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and currently houses several civil rights monuments and museums. Today, the city added another “must see” destination for visitors and those who […]

WAOK-AM–06/23/2014

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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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Phonesavahn photo provided by Marcus Coleman

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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