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Georgia’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization on a Resurgence

The Georgia NAACP says it is serious about training the next set of civil rights leaders. State Conference Chairman Dr. Francys Johnson says, “Our country is at a crossroads” and that they want to “ensure […]

WAOK-AM–01/23/2015

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[Audio] Young: LBJ Wanted To Help Us But Just Didn’t Have The Power

The movie “Selma” is about the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in 1965 that led to the Voting Rights Act being passed. I recently spoke by phone to Ambassador Andrew Young, who is now the Chairman of the […]

WAOK-AM–01/12/2015

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[VIDEO] Dr. Bernice King Talks About Ferguson And The Movie “Selma”

I sat down today with Dr. Bernice King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. She is also CEO of the The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The […]

WAOK-AM–01/09/2015

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2015 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Events

The King Center has planned a number of events and activities to celebrate the 2015 MLK Holiday. It will be the 29th Holiday Celebration commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King’s 86th birthday. Below are events that […]

WAOK-AM–01/09/2015

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[VIDEO] Mayor Reed And City Council President Mitchell Spar In Beltline Debt Dispute

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell exchanged heated words Wednesday, during The Ryan Cameron Morning Show with Wanda Smith on CBS Radio’s V-103/WVEE. The dispute centers around Mitchell writing a […]

WAOK-AM–01/07/2015

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The Bev Smith Show: Voter Empowerment Collaborative

What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens? Normally we would think the right to vote but did you know that the Constitution has no guarantee to the right to vote? Tonight Bev Smith is […]

WAOK-AM–01/05/2015

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Streetcar Rolls Again In Atlanta

When I arrived at the Dobbs Plaza stop for the new Atlanta Streetcar Tuesday morning, I found throngs of people waiting to take that first ride. There were city council officials, parks and recreation officials, […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2014

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The Bev Smith Show: Power to the People

On December 11th, Black staffers in Congress walked off the job to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Tonight Bev Smith is joined by Kwame Canty, director of member services for the Congressional […]

WAOK-AM–12/17/2014

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The Bev Smith Show: Economic Woes

Tonight Bev Smith is joined by legendary comedian, social activist and social critic, Dick Gregory, as they discuss President Obama’s financial pressure on President Vladimir Putin’s government and various economic impact.    

WAOK-AM–12/16/2014

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The Bev Smith Show: Our 2 Americas

With protests seeming to happen everyday, do you know your civil rights? Tonight Bev Smith talks with Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, about black civic duties, martial law […]

WAOK-AM–12/10/2014