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U.S. Attorney General Holder In Atlanta Announcing Efforts To End Racial Profiling

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a packed Ebenezer Baptist Church sanctuary Monday night how honored he was to be at the home where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once pastored. He said “who could […]

WAOK-AM–12/02/2014

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Atlanta Protestors Rally Against Ferguson Decision

V103/WAOK News Reporter Erica Walker describes the scene as “peaceful, intense at times, especially when there was a moment of silence.” Erica, who spent hours at the protest at Underground Atlanta last evening says, they […]

WAOK-AM–11/26/2014

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How To Join A Ferguson Protest In Atlanta

Various protests are planned in Atlanta in response to the grand jury’s decision in Missouri. The panel decided that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the August 9, 2014, shooting death […]

11/25/2014

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Atlanta Ferguson Protestors Urged To Be Peaceful And NonViolent

“If you’re going to protest, protest in a peaceful, orderly, non-violent fashion.” Atlanta Congressman John Lewis says that’s the way they did it in the 1960s, “in the way of peace, in the way of […]

WAOK-AM–11/24/2014

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Atlanta Mourns Herman J Russell

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calls Herman J. Russell “one of the most extraordinary citizens our city has ever produced.” Mayor Reed and wife Sarah-Elizabeth attended the funeral services for Russell on Saturday, November 21, 2014, […]

WAOK-AM–11/22/2014

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See Atlanta Preparing For Ferguson Protests

Janice Mathis with Rainbow Push Coalition says she’s never seen anything like it, nothing so deliberate and focused on a particular incident that was about to happen. According to Mathis, “I’ve seen meetings sort of […]

WAOK-AM–11/21/2014

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Former Georgia Governor Credited With Desegregating The Capitol

The 74th Governor of Georgia is gone. A hearse carried former Governor Carl Sanders on his final trip to the Georgia Capitol Wednesday morning. State workers, along with honor guards from the Army National Guard […]

WAOK-AM–11/21/2014

The Bev Smith Show: National Insecurity

Do you know United States stance on foreign policy? Tonight Bev Smith discuss American politics and the effects of the 2014 election on national security with national security and intelligence expert Melvin Goodman.    

WAOK-AM–11/19/2014

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Government Pushes Healthcare Enrollment

There’s a renewed push to get Americans to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. According to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health […]

WAOK-AM–11/19/2014

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Russell and Sanders Remembered For Contributions To The Civil Rights Movement

Two Georgians are being remembered for their contributions during the Civil Rights Movement. Congressman John Lewis says Atlanta businessman and philanthropist Herman J. Russell was a source of inspiration for those involved in the movement.” […]

WAOK-AM–11/18/2014

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