Civil Rights

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Jordan Davis Killer Sentenced To Life in Prison

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without […]

WAOK-AM–10/20/2014

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13,000 Participate In One Week Of Early Voting In Fulton County

In just five hours of voting on Sunday, October 19, Fulton County Director of Registrations and Elections Richard Barron says there were 1,507 voters at the seven locations that were open. According to Barron, “We […]

WAOK-AM–10/20/2014

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Souls To The Polls Brings Voters In On Sunday

Wearing their Sunday best they showed up to vote on Sunday. It’s a first for Georgia. Many came by car, with their horns blaring, to the Adamsville Recreation Center in Southwest Atlanta. They were encouraged […]

WAOK-AM–10/19/2014

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Ebenezer Pastor Raphael Warnock Says “We Have A Lot At Stake In This Election” As Sunday Voting Begins In Georgia

It’s what many in Georgia have waited for, Sunday voting. It begins this weekend, on Sunday, October 19, in Fulton County. Reverend Doctor Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, says “Immediately […]

WAOK-AM–10/17/2014

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Dominique Wilkins Talks About His New Role With The Hawks, Diabetes, And The Statue

When Dominique Wilkins stopped by the V103/WAOK studios this week, he looked every bit the iconic figure that so many admire. He is still as athletic as ever, and still sports a smile that not […]

WAOK-AM–10/15/2014

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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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