Civil Rights

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2015 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Events

The King Center has planned a number of events and activities to celebrate the 2015 MLK Holiday. It will be the 29th Holiday Celebration commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King’s 86th birthday. Below are events that […]

WAOK-AM–01/09/2015

Luther King Marches

The Bev Smith Show: Voter Empowerment Collaborative

What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens? Normally we would think the right to vote but did you know that the Constitution has no guarantee to the right to vote? Tonight Bev Smith is […]

WAOK-AM–01/05/2015

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Streetcar Rolls Again In Atlanta

When I arrived at the Dobbs Plaza stop for the new Atlanta Streetcar Tuesday morning, I found throngs of people waiting to take that first ride. There were city council officials, parks and recreation officials, […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2014

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NAACP Jubilee Day

Start the new year right by joining the Atlanta NAACP’s  2015 annual observance of the Emancipation Proclamation at Jubilee Day on Thursday, January 1, 2015.  This year’s event, themed “Where Do We Go From Here?” […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2014

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The Bev Smith Show: Power to the People

On December 11th, Black staffers in Congress walked off the job to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Tonight Bev Smith is joined by Kwame Canty, director of member services for the Congressional […]

WAOK-AM–12/17/2014

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The Bev Smith Show: Our 2 Americas

With protests seeming to happen everyday, do you know your civil rights? Tonight Bev Smith talks with Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, about black civic duties, martial law […]

WAOK-AM–12/10/2014

The Bev Smith Show: Black Cultural Shift

Tonight Bev Smith discusses the impact on Black communities who are affected by police violence with  Dr. Claud Anderson, president of The Harvest Institute, a non-profit, tax exempt and nationally recognized Black think tank that works to […]

WAOK-AM–12/08/2014

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March Against Police Violence

Rev Al Sharpton and the National Action Network will join the families of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin and Akair Gurley to protest police brutality Saturday, December 13 at Freedom Plaza 13th and Pennsylvania […]

WAOK-AM–12/08/2014

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Pastor Warnock: “We Can’t Expect The Police To Police The Police” As Ebenezer Continues Community Forum

When I sat down on Sunday, December 7, 2014, with Doctor Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, he had just minutes earlier finished the second of two First Sunday services titled […]

WAOK-AM–12/07/2014

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[VIDEO] Cong Johnson Says A Poem For Eric Garner Because “I’m A Black Man”

Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-4th) says “I’m a black man and I see black males being the victims of extra judicial killings that go unaccounted for. There’s no accountability.” Representative Johnson says there seem to […]

WAOK-AM–12/05/2014

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