Civil Rights

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Sources Say APS Judge To Modify Sentences: You Have To Follow The Will Of The People

April 30th is when reports indicate that Fulton County Judge Jerry Baxter will re-sentence some of the Atlanta Public School cheating trial defendants. Expectations are that the harshest sentences will be modified. The three former […]

WAOK-AM–04/21/2015

Thomas family follows casket of Nicholas Thomas (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Nicholas Thomas Buried What’s Next: Today We Mourn Tomorrow We Fight

“Today, I don’t come as an attorney, I don’t come as an activist, I don’t come as a revolutionary, I come as a believer in God”. Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis, addressed mourners during Saturday’s funeral […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

Congress Hank Johnson stands to the right of Nicholas Thomas' casket (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Spring To Action For Positive Change: Congressman Hank Johnson Speaks At Funeral For Nicholas Thomas

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) was among the speakers at the funeral for Nicholas Thomas. The 23 year old was shot and killed by a Smyrna (GA) police officer on March 24, 2015. Thomas’ funeral was […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

Steel blue casket of Nicholas Thomas is pushed out of Ebenezer Baptist Church (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Young Black Men Being Shot Has Got To Stop: Funeral Held For Nicholas Thomas

Albert Johnson held tightly to the sign that bore the name of his nephew Nicholas Thomas. A praise team performed during the Saturday funeral service for Thomas. The sign, among several used during the performance, […]

WAOK-AM–04/18/2015

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Nicholas Thomas To Be Laid To Rest: Shot By Smyrna Police Officer

Nicholas Thomas will be laid to rest this weekend. He is the 23 year old shot by a Smyrna police officer last month. While officers said that Thomas tried to run over them with a […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

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We Have To Mobilize Now To Bring An End To Police Brutality: Minister Louis Farrakhan In Atlanta

“If you’re black, they’ll shoot you down like a dog!” Nation of Islam Founder Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke today at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. Following an hour-long speech to a packed audience, there […]

WAOK-AM–04/10/2015

Michael Slager Mug Shot

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

Al Sharpton Talking

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