Civil Rights

The Bev Smith: PUSH for Votes

Tonight Bev Smith speaks with Vice President for Legal Affairs for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Janice L. Mathis. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing […]

WAOK-AM–11/03/2014

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

GA Legislative Black Caucus Chair Dee Dawkins-Haigler: We Have The Numbers To Turn This Election Around If We Vote

Ask Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chair State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler how she feels about the early vote numbers in Georgia and her answer is “the numbers are outstanding.” And Dawkins-Haigler is hopeful that the get […]

WAOK-AM–11/03/2014

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Early Voter Numbers Could Signal Big Changes In Georgia

Early voters poured from the Advance Voting area of the Cobb County Government Center on Lower Roswell Road Friday evening, October 31st. It was the final day for early voting in the election being held […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2014

(Credit: Bunnie Jackson)

Mayor Maynard Jackson Bronze Plaque Unveiled At Atlanta Airport

Atlanta’s first African American Mayor is being remembered with a bronze relief plaque at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. served as Atlanta’s mayor for three terms, from 1974 to 1982 and from 1990-1994. […]

WAOK-AM–10/31/2014

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Petition Urges Attorney General Holder To Investigate Georgia Secretary of State

ColorOfChange.org has launched a petition demanding that the Department of Justice intervene to investigate the Georgia Secretary of State’s refusal to process some 40,000 voter registration forms. It is the largest online civil rights organization, […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

File photo of NAACP sign. (Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)

NAACP: “It’s A Sad Day For Voter Rights In Georgia”

The Georgia Secretary of State, according to Dr. Francys Johnson, “has taken a page from the playbook of Ohio and Florida, where we have seen those secretary of states put their hands on the scales […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

(State Representative Stacey Abrams)

Abrams and Warnock: “The Fight For Voter Rights Continues” As Judge Refuses To Act On Georgia Voter Registration Lawsuit

Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams says her organization, New Georgia Project, and others that filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “are deeply disappointed”. They are not pleased with Fulton County Superior […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2014

(Credit: Mawuli Mel Davis)

From Ferguson To Atlanta Conference This Weekend

July 2013. It was the Monday after the verdict in Florida in the George Zimmerman Murder Trial. He’d been found not guilty of killing teenager Trayvon Martin. Atlanta activist Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis says “we […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2014

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Abrams: What We Seek Is Transparency From The Secretary Of State

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced last week that thousands of missing voter registration applications had been accounted for. He was quoted as saying that some 40,000 would-be voters were active and on the […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2014

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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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