Civil Rights

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Lawsuit Filed Against Georgia Secretary Of State Over Voter Registrations

“Today a lawsuit was filed in Fulton County Superior Court against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and five county boards of election”. The statement from the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights says that […]

WAOK-AM–10/10/2014

Runoff Election

Early Voting Begins Monday October 13th

“If you don’t vote, you get what you get”, says DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May. Early voting begins on Monday, October 13, 2014, in Georgia for the November election. According to DeKalb County Director […]

WAOK-AM–10/10/2014

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Atlanta Hawks Seek Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

One month after the Atlanta Hawks racial firestorm ignited, the team is looking for a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. The posting, on the Hawks’ Web site, lists the job as a full-time position. The […]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2014

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Baby Bou Bou’s Mother Says This Is Not Over

The family of Bounkham “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh, according to their attorney Mawuli Davis, “was hoping the grand jury in Habersham County, Georgia, would acknowledge that the conduct of officers”, who participated in a drug […]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2014

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Prayer Vigil Today For Baby Severely Injured In Drug Raid

A prayer vigil is scheduled to be held at the Georgia State Capitol this afternoon for Bou “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh who was severely injured in a drug raid in Habersham County, Georgia, earlier this […]

WAOK-AM–10/06/2014

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Ga NAACP: The Secretary of State Needs To Do His Job

Georgia NAACP President Francys Johnson is calling on the Georgia Secretary of State to “do his job”. Johnson tells V103/WAOK News, “The NAACP has had to sue this Secretary of State to do his job.” […]

WAOK-AM–10/03/2014

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Monday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In The November Election

“We’re busier than we were for the presidential election, as-far-as the number of applications that are coming in.” Richard Barron, the Fulton County Director of Voter Registrations and Elections, tells V103/WAOK News, “However, we are […]

WAOK-AM–10/03/2014

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Hutchins: I Think The Hawks Are Going To Be An Example Of Diversity And Inclusion

Some insight perhaps into what happened during Friday’s long-awaited meeting between civil rights leaders in Atlanta and executives with the Atlanta Hawks organization. After the two hour meeting, the Reverend Markel Hutchins would only say, […]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2014

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Stacey Abrams: We Will Not Stay Quiet And Be Accused Of Things We Did Not Do

Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) says attorneys for her organization, New Georgia Project, have reached an agreement with the Georgia secretary of state’s office. The agreement is to begin the production of […]

WAOK-AM–09/29/2014

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2nd Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Killing Teen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin for the second trial of a Florida man accused of killing a Georgia teenager during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store. […]

WAOK-AM–09/22/2014

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