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License Plate “Profiling”?

Today’s show was born from the media coverage surrounding the George Zimmerman trial and questions about whether profiling played a role in the death of Trayvon Martin. It is not my intent nor my desire […]

WAOK-AM–07/20/2013

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Obama: America Needs ‘Some Soul Searching’ After Trayvon Martin Shooting And Zimmerman Trial

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – President Barack Obama says the nation needs to do some “soul-searching” following George Zimmerman’s acquittal on murder charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. In an impromptu appearance in the White […]

WAOK-AM–07/19/2013

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Rev. Al Sharpton To Hold “Justice For Trayvon” Rally On Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton says there will be vigils and rallies in 100 cities this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s acquittal over the weekend in […]

WAOK-AM–07/19/2013

Schoolchildren sing 'Happy Birthday' to former South African President Nelson Mandela at Phefeni High School, opposite Mandela's former home in Soweto Township on July 18, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African presidency has said that Mandela's health is 'steadily improving', as the anti-apartheid icon spends his 95th birthday in hospital. Children in schools across the country have started off Mandela Day by singing 'Happy Birthday' to him. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Museum Offers Free Admission Thursday

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Civil Rights Memorial Center is offering a day of free admission in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday.

07/18/2013

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[VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY] Atlanta Talks About The Trayvon Martin Case

ATLANTA (WAOK)- While people in other cities have held rallies and protests that have lead to some arrests over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, more than a thousand people braved a series of […]

WAOK-AM–07/18/2013

The sign of a Chick-fil-A is seen on July 26, 2012 in Springfield, Va. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Chick-fil-A CEO: ‘Founding Fathers Would Be Ashamed’ Of Supreme Court Ruling

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy has waded into the gay marriage issue once again.

06/27/2013

People wait to enter the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Southern Republicans Working To Take Advantage Of Voting Rights Act Ruling

Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy, from having to ask Washington’s permission before changing election procedures in jurisdictions with histories of discrimination.

06/26/2013

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George Zimmerman Trial: Photos Of Trayvon Martin’s Body And 911 Calls

Day Two of the George Zimmerman trial saw graphic images of Trayvon Martin’s body released and an argument over whether the prosecution can release information on other 911 calls made by Zimmerman to local police. […]

WAOK-AM–06/25/2013

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Coca-Cola Bottles To Mark Civil Rights Era

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Coca-Cola officials say they’re releasing a limited-edition glass bottle in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights events of 1963. The Atlanta-based company made the announcement Monday in Birmingham, where […]

WAOK-AM–06/25/2013

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Reaction To The Supreme Court Ruling On The Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Georgia officials have reacted cautiously to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Georgia has had to get federal approval for election law changes, from […]

WAOK-AM–06/25/2013