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Mayor Maynard Jackson Bronze Plaque Unveiled At Atlanta Airport

Atlanta’s first African American Mayor is being remembered with a bronze relief plaque at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. served as Atlanta’s mayor for three terms, from 1974 to 1982 and from 1990-1994. […]

WAOK-AM–10/31/2014

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Petition Urges Attorney General Holder To Investigate Georgia Secretary of State

ColorOfChange.org has launched a petition demanding that the Department of Justice intervene to investigate the Georgia Secretary of State’s refusal to process some 40,000 voter registration forms. It is the largest online civil rights organization, […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

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NAACP: “It’s A Sad Day For Voter Rights In Georgia”

The Georgia Secretary of State, according to Dr. Francys Johnson, “has taken a page from the playbook of Ohio and Florida, where we have seen those secretary of states put their hands on the scales […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

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Abrams and Warnock: “The Fight For Voter Rights Continues” As Judge Refuses To Act On Georgia Voter Registration Lawsuit

Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams says her organization, New Georgia Project, and others that filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “are deeply disappointed”. They are not pleased with Fulton County Superior […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2014

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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

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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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