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#STOPTHEFIGHT Between George Zimmerman And DMX

On what would have been Trayvon Martin‘s 19th birthday, WAOK and its sister station V-103 are joining the fight to stop the highly publicized “celebrity boxing match” between the onetime neighborhood watch volunteer who shot […]

WAOK-AM–02/05/2014

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Governor Promises To Honor Dr. King At Annual Ebenezer King Day Service

Atlanta (WAOK)-In celebration of the annual Martin Luther King Day, dignitaries and citizens alike, gathered at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, to commemorate the legacy and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2014

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King Week Activities

ATLANTA (WAOK) This is traditionally one of the busiest weeks of the year in Atlanta. Its a week when thousands of people from around the country and sometimes even from around the world come to […]

WAOK-AM–01/17/2014

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Georgia Moral Mondays Begin Next Week

Starting Monday, January 13, Moral Monday’s will begin in Georgia. A movement in which activists from across the state will descend on the state capitol to protest for moral issues such as Medicaid, Unemployment Benefits, […]

WAOK-AM–01/07/2014

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Top 10 Local News Stories Of 2013

Surprise deaths, suspicious deaths and deaths that at least seemed like they could have been avoided dominated the Atlanta news scene this past year – and that doesn’t even include the pall that was cast […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2013

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MLK Statue Maybe Coming to State Capitol

Today on Sisters In Law with Attorneys Janice and Davida Mathis we discussed the state legislative bill to bring a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. to the Georgia state capitol. State Representative Tyrone Brooks, […]

WAOK-AM–12/16/2013

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Atlanta Holds Memorial Service For Nelson Mandela

Atlanta (WAOK) — The World Affairs Council of Atlanta and Morehouse College will be holding a memorial service for Former South African President Mandela. Mandela passed away Thursday, December 5th, 2013 after a battle with […]

WAOK-AM–12/09/2013

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Knockout Game Gaining National Attention

Today on Powertalk with Lorraine Jacques-White, we discussed the brutal new game many teens are beginning to participate in, which has begun to gain national attention from citizens and law enforcement officials alike. This “game” […]

WAOK-AM–11/25/2013

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Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian Set To Receive Presidential Medal

Atlanta (WAOK)- The Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian, a distinguished minister, author and civil rights organizer, will be presented with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom award by President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. today. Dr. Vivian told CBS […]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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Attorneys In Kendrick Johnson Case Say Video Is Doctored

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP/WAOK) — The attorneys representing the parents of a Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat are crying foul after officials released hours of surveillance camera footage in the case. The […]

WAOK-AM–11/07/2013