Civil Rights

Bernard Moore died after being struck by an APD cruiser in March (Courtesy of Davis-Bozeman Law)

Two Months Too Long: Community To Rally For Justice In Death Of Man Struck By APD Cruiser

Attorney Mawuli Davis says it took two weeks for charges to be brought in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, but it’s been two months since the death of 62 year old Bernard Moore […]

WAOK-AM–05/06/2015

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Head Of DeKalb Superintendent Search Forced Out Of Previous Job After Allegedly Making Inflammatory Statements

In a surprising development, published reports indicate that there are questions swirling concerning the past of the man in charge of finding DeKalb County’s next Superintendent of Schools. A Chicago Sun Times story dated April […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2015

Attorney Gloria Allred speaks during protest against Bill Cosby Saturday at the Cobb Energy Center. The comedian performed at the facility. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Protest Against Bill Cosby In Atlanta, Led By Attorney Gloria Allred

The thousands of Bill Cosby fans that are pouring into the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center tonight are being met by protesters, led by attorney Gloria Allred. Also among the protesters, Lili Bernard, who claims […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2015

Marcus Coleman with Save Ourselves spoke for Baby Bou Bou, the baby severly injured in a botched drug raid in Habersham County  and Kathryn Johnston, the elderly woman killed when officers stormed into her Atlanta  home. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

A Memorial For Black Lives: Diverse Crowd Gathers In Atlanta

“I’m tired of lazy black people, I’m tired of lazy white people, i’m tired of lazy gay people, i’m tired of lazy straight people.” Words spoken by Felicia Thomas during the “A Memorial For Black […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Photo Gallery: Let Us Make Man 2015 The Gathering To Reclaim Black Manhood

Throngs of young men, women, and parents attended the 2015 Let Us Make Man conference. Each year the gathering, which holds events often in Atlanta, meets at a college campus. This year it was held […]

WAOK-AM–04/27/2015

Grant Hill talks to Maria Boynton about the Atlanta Hawks (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Hill Part Of Group Buying Atlanta Hawks: Says They’ve Been A Great Story This Year

“They’re a great team. They’ve been fun to watch. They’ve been a great story this year.” Grant Hill, the seven-time NBA All-Star, was referring to the Atlanta Hawks when we spoke just a few days […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Families of Michael Brown and Kendrick Johnson pray during 2014 visit to West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

I Want Justice For My Son: Brown Family Filing Lawsuit Against Ferguson, Missouri

When Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. visited Atlanta in September 2014, she told me “I’m just doing what I gotta do. I’m standing up for my son like I’ve always stood up for him.” […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena with Maria Boynton (Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

We Want To Be Accessible To Everyone: Atlanta Hawks Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Nzinga Shaw

It was a very public situation, the firestorm, in September 2014, that surrounded the Atlanta Hawks organization after racially-charged comments were attributed to owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry. Three months later, Nzinga […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

Derrick Boazman speaks to the audience during a recent Let Us Make Man event at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Atlanta (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Let Us Make Man On The Road Again: We Want Them To Grow Their Genius

“We want folks to know that there’s nothing wrong with being an intellectual powerhouse”, says Derrick Boazman, adding, “that’s what we should be celebrating in our community, not the dumbing down of our community.” This […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

File photo of a judge. (Credited by: Chris Ryan/Getty Images)

Sources Say APS Judge To Modify Sentences: You Have To Follow The Will Of The People

April 30th is when reports indicate that Fulton County Judge Jerry Baxter will re-sentence some of the Atlanta Public School cheating trial defendants. Expectations are that the harshest sentences will be modified. The three former […]

WAOK-AM–04/21/2015