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Civil Rights Convictions Erased “If It’s Necessary, If It’s Detrimental, Go For It”

Nine civil rights protestors, the Friendship 9, were convicted in 1961 of breach of peace and trespassing. They were protesting at a segregated lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They were Thomas Gaither, Clarence […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2015

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Snellville Faces Suit Over Tree Lane Apartments Denial

SNELLVILLE, GA (WAOK)- Brand Properties, a development company appears it wont take no for an answer. The despite that very response from the Snellville city council regarding it’s efforts to build apartments in the city. […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2015

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On Minimum Wage “We Have To Be The Number One State For Our People As Well”

Georgia State Representative Dewey McClain (D-Lawrenceville) has introduced HB-8. He says it proposes an increase in Georgia’s minimum wage from $5.15 to $15.00 an hour. Other lawmakers would like to see it upped to $10.10 […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

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Streaking Atlanta Hawks Applauded At The Georgia Capitol

Today is Atlanta Hawks Day at the Georgia State Capitol. A recognition well-deserved considering the run that the team is on lately. The Hawks have won 16 games straight. Not only is that a franchise […]

WAOK-AM–01/27/2015

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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