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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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The Bev Smith Show: Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement

As the country awaits for the grand jury  decision as to whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, tune to 1380WAOK as we simulcast from our sister station, […]

WAOK-AM–11/24/2014

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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: Black and Blue

With Missouri governor declaring state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting, are Black males safe? Bev Smith speaks with author and retired LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey on Ferguson and police brutality on the African […]

WAOK-AM–11/17/2014

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Running For Justice: To Change The Image Of The Young Black Male

“We’re trying to put out a positive image of us.” That’s why 28 year old Londrelle Hall of Atlanta says he and his team are running from Atlanta to Ferguson, Missouri. “We just want to […]

11/10/2014

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