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From Ferguson To Atlanta Conference This Weekend

July 2013. It was the Monday after the verdict in Florida in the George Zimmerman Murder Trial. He’d been found not guilty of killing teenager Trayvon Martin. Atlanta activist Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis says “we […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2014

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Abrams: What We Seek Is Transparency From The Secretary Of State

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced last week that thousands of missing voter registration applications had been accounted for. He was quoted as saying that some 40,000 would-be voters were active and on the […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2014

Former President George H. W. Bush points to his wife Barbara Bush during an event in the East Room of the White House on July 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former President George H.W. Bush Asks Dem Senate Candidate Not To Use Him In Campaign Ad

Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who’s asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state’s open Senate seat.

10/21/2014

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13,000 Participate In One Week Of Early Voting In Fulton County

In just five hours of voting on Sunday, October 19, Fulton County Director of Registrations and Elections Richard Barron says there were 1,507 voters at the seven locations that were open. According to Barron, “We […]

WAOK-AM–10/20/2014

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Souls To The Polls Brings Voters In On Sunday

Wearing their Sunday best they showed up to vote on Sunday. It’s a first for Georgia. Many came by car, with their horns blaring, to the Adamsville Recreation Center in Southwest Atlanta. They were encouraged […]

WAOK-AM–10/19/2014

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Ebenezer Pastor Raphael Warnock Says “We Have A Lot At Stake In This Election” As Sunday Voting Begins In Georgia

It’s what many in Georgia have waited for, Sunday voting. It begins this weekend, on Sunday, October 19, in Fulton County. Reverend Doctor Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, says “Immediately […]

WAOK-AM–10/17/2014

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Fulton County Sheriff Warns Public About Jury Scam

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office says that it is seeing, “a new twist on an old telephone scam”. This time it’s the jury duty scam. According to Sheriff’s Investigator Farrar, who prefers not to give […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2014

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Lawsuit Filed Against Georgia Secretary Of State Over Voter Registrations

“Today a lawsuit was filed in Fulton County Superior Court against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and five county boards of election”. The statement from the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights says that […]

WAOK-AM–10/10/2014

Runoff Election

Early Voting Begins Monday October 13th

“If you don’t vote, you get what you get”, says DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May. Early voting begins on Monday, October 13, 2014, in Georgia for the November election. According to DeKalb County Director […]

WAOK-AM–10/10/2014

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Baby Bou Bou’s Mother Says This Is Not Over

The family of Bounkham “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh, according to their attorney Mawuli Davis, “was hoping the grand jury in Habersham County, Georgia, would acknowledge that the conduct of officers”, who participated in a drug […]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2014

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