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Too Much Truth: Cold Case Justice Initiative

On Too  Much Truth, we were joined by Janis McDonald on behalf of the Cold Case Justice Initiative. This group originates from the Syracuse University College of Law in New York and consists of their […]

WAOK-AM–05/29/2015

Fulton County District Paul Howard (r) speaks with community activist Joe Beasley following a meeting with Freda Waiters on Wednesday. Waiters' son Ariston was shot and killed by a Union City police officer in December 2011.  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

[VIDEO] Second Grand Jury To Hear Case Of Young Man Shot In Back By Union City Police Officer

Above is the video of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and community leaders following his meeting with Freda Waiters, family attorney Mawuli Davis and State Senator Vincent Fort. Howard told community leaders that the […]

WAOK-AM–05/29/2015

Funeral goers line up to enter the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church for the funeral of slain 18-year old teenager Michael Brown Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri on August 25, 2014.  Michael Brown, the black teen whose shooting death by a white policeman ignited protests and a national debate on race, was eulogized at a cathartic funeral service Monday as a victim of abusive policing whose untimely death demands justice. Brown's family said goodby to their 18-year-son with gospel hymns and fiery orations that rocked a packed Baptist church not far from the Ferguson suburb where he was killed August 9.     AFP PHOTO / Michael B. THOMAS        (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

The Movement With Dr. F.K. Slaughter : Does The Black Church Limit Black People

Today on “The Movement” With Dr. F.K. Slaughter, we had Dr. Allen C. Carter Professor at Morehouse College join us as he posed the question to the listeners Does The Black Church Limit Black People? […]

WAOK-AM–05/27/2015

Bernard Moore's family (l-r) son-in-law Nathaniel Spencer holding son Noah; Moore's daughter Keshanna Spencer, grandson  Detravious Hicks and son Bernardo Hicks. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Family Of Man Struck And Killed By Atlanta Police Officer Sues The City

The family of Bernard Moore has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Atlanta and seeks $5,000,000.00, according to their attorney Robert Bozeman. The amount being sought are for “wrongful death”, “pain and […]

WAOK-AM–05/26/2015

Rep. Johnson applauds President Obama’s move to de-militarize police but says he'll continue to fight until de-militarization is made permanent (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Rep. Hank Johnson Applauds Pres. Obama For Demilitarizing Local Police But Says Permanent Change Is Needed

President Barack Obama is ordering police to no longer use military-style equipment seen recently in high-profile protests across the country. President Obama’s executive order bars the use of grenade launchers, tracked armored vehicles, large-caliber firearms, […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

Attorney Mawuli Davis and Freda Waiters talk to Maria Boynton about the case of her son's death being reopened by the GBI (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mother Says Police Chief Needs To Be Fired As Case Is Reopened Into The Death of Ariston Waiters

It’s been almost three and a half years since Freda Waiters lost her only son. 19 year old Ariston Waiters was shot and killed by a Union City police officer on December 14, 2011. According […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

(Participants at a prayer vigil for Baby Bou Bou in March 2015. Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Baby Bou Bou Supporters Ask Feds For Answers As Anniversary Nears

The federal investigation concerning young Bounkham Phonesavahn will be on the table today in Atlanta during a meeting with Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn. The 19-month old boy was severely injured on May 28, 2014, […]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2015

Participating in the discussion on plant-based extract use and Ebola are (l-r) Dr. AlawodeOladele with Global Initiative for AIDS Nutritional Therapy (GIANT), Dr. Michael Powell with MSM, Cynthia Blandford Honorary Consul Republic of Liberia, Dr. Frank Glover with SHIELD in Africa, Dr. Virginia Floyd with MSM, Dr. Erick Gbodossou, President  of PROMETRA International and Ambassador Andrew Young is seated (Courtesy of Kelley Bass Jackson)

Post Vehicle Accident: Andrew Young Leads Discussion On Treatment Against Ebola

“I think we’re on to something that might help humanity in more ways than we could imagine”, says Ambassador Andrew Young about new research related to testing herbal extracts against live Ebola virus. The Andrew […]

WAOK-AM–05/13/2015

Baton Bob dances on a sidewalk in Midtown (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

City Is Set To Offer Baton Bob $20,000 To Settle Federal Lawsuit

When 62-year-old Bob Jamerson was arrested outside Colony Square in Midtown on June 26, 2013, it began a saga that would see a federal lawsuit brought and a police officer quit the force. The long, […]

WAOK-AM–05/13/2015

APD Officer Christopher Blaise was driving the police car that struck Bernard Moore on March 6, 2015 (Photo provided by APD)

Fulton County District Attorney Says Death Case Involving APD Officer Is Open And Active

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says the case of an APD officer being accused of hitting and killing a man with his police car remains “open and active.” It was on the night of […]

WAOK-AM–05/07/2015