Civil Rights

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Foundation Initiative “Would Help Alleviate The World Food Crisis”

“All they have to do is put it in the water and watch it grow”, that’s what former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young says about the main component in his effort to help alleviate the world […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2015

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Atlanta Talk Show Host Takes Political Strategy To Ferguson

It’s called Ferguson Politics 101 and WAOK talk show host Rashad Richey is taking it to Ferguson, Missouri. Richey, who hosts Real Talk With Rashad Richey, is a former political director and lead strategist for […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2015

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Andrew Young Says “People Who Use The Bible To Attack Homosexuals Don’t Understand The Bible”

Andrew J. Young Foundation Chairman Andrew Young has never been accused of mincing words. And when I asked for his opinion on the hottest topic in Atlanta politics right now, he didn’t hold back. Former […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2015

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Civil Rights Convictions Erased “If It’s Necessary, If It’s Detrimental, Go For It”

Nine civil rights protestors, the Friendship 9, were convicted in 1961 of breach of peace and trespassing. They were protesting at a segregated lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They were Thomas Gaither, Clarence […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2015

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Jamie Foxx Says “I Was The First One To Create YouTube”

He’s an Oscar-winning actor and a Grammy-winning singer, but Jamie Foxx says he was totally “blown away” by being honored with a Trumpet Award. The Awards, recognizing African American achievements, will be broadcast on February […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2015

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Carnival Corporation CEO Says “Keep Exploring Until You Find What Your Passions Are”

Arnold Donald has lead Carnival Corporation since July 2013. He is the first African American to serve as CEO of the world’s largest cruise line. He is quoted as having said, “There is no question […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

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Georgia’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization on a Resurgence

The Georgia NAACP says it is serious about training the next set of civil rights leaders. State Conference Chairman Dr. Francys Johnson says, “Our country is at a crossroads” and that they want to “ensure […]

WAOK-AM–01/23/2015

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Lawyer Tells Why King Brothers Dropped Lawsuit Against King Center

The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc has dismissed its lawsuit against the King Center. According to Attorney William B. Hill, Jr, the lawsuit was filed in 2013 and referenced hundreds of items that […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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King Center Recognizes 13 Year-Old As Philanthropist And Humanitarian

Aidan Thomas Hornaday of Woodstock, Georgia, has been described as a “harmonica-playing, one-man fund-raiser”. The 13 year-old was presented with a Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. (Advancing Nonviolence Through Generations of Exceptional Leadership) Award during the […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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Mayor Reed And Sweet Auburn Business Owners See The Vision Of The Streetcar

Three weeks to the day, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed declared that the Atlanta Streetcar was ready to transport passengers. He and his family took the inaugural ride along with numerous media, politicians, and other invited […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2015