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Civil Rights Leaders Weigh In On The Donald Sterling Case

Numerous Civil rights leaders took to the airwaves of WAOK on Wednesday to give their opinion on the continuing saga of Donald Sterling. Those leaders included, Dekalb County NAACP President John Evans, Judge Dexter Wimbish, and […]

WAOK-AM–04/30/2014

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Rashad Richey Explains: Why Vote?

VOTE FOR WHAT? As we approach our statewide Georgia elections for 2014, many of you are asking: Vote for what? And to some degree I can understand your cynicism with the electorate process. Many times […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2014

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Rashad Richey Asks: What If Bernice King Disobeyed The Court Order?

In light of recent developments with the King children saga, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if things had unfolded a little differently. What if Dr. Bernice King stuck to her guns […]

WAOK-AM–03/10/2014

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Reverend Bernice King Asks Brothers To Reconsider Sale Of Prized Items

ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. King’s […]

WAOK-AM–03/07/2014

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Remembering Trayvon Martin, In Atlanta

Two years ago today, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot in a Florida gated community – and this evening in Atlanta an examination of gun control, what children can do to protect themselves and […]

WAOK-AM–02/26/2014

Alabama teachers would be required to read a Congressional prayer each day, in proposed legislation that one lawmaker says would teach the “formal procedures” of the U.S. Congress.  (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Ala. Bill Would Require Daily Congressional Prayer In Schools

Alabama teachers would be required to read a Congressional prayer each day, in proposed legislation that one lawmaker says would teach the “formal procedures” of the U.S. Congress.

02/11/2014

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Bernice King Distances Herself From Brothers: “We Are Different People, With Different Minds”

In the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where her father was eulogized and her grandmother was killed, more King family pain was made bare Thursday afternoon by the late Coretta and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s youngest […]

WAOK-AM–02/06/2014

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#STOPTHEFIGHT Between George Zimmerman And DMX

On what would have been Trayvon Martin‘s 19th birthday, WAOK and its sister station V-103 are joining the fight to stop the highly publicized “celebrity boxing match” between the onetime neighborhood watch volunteer who shot […]

WAOK-AM–02/05/2014

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Governor Promises To Honor Dr. King At Annual Ebenezer King Day Service

Atlanta (WAOK)-In celebration of the annual Martin Luther King Day, dignitaries and citizens alike, gathered at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, to commemorate the legacy and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2014

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King Week Activities

ATLANTA (WAOK) This is traditionally one of the busiest weeks of the year in Atlanta. Its a week when thousands of people from around the country and sometimes even from around the world come to […]

WAOK-AM–01/17/2014

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