Legal

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Man Appeals Conviction For Killing Outside Preschool

A lawyer for a man found guilty but mentally ill in a fatal shooting outside an Atlanta area preschool is seeking to have his client’s conviction overturned.

01/17/2015

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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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[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: 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

Robert Wayne Holsey was convicted of the 1995 murder of Baldwin County sheriff's deputy Will Robinson. (Photo by MIKE FIALA/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Executed For Killing Deputy

Robert Wayne Holsey was convicted of the 1995 murder of Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy Will Robinson.

12/09/2014

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Pastor Warnock: “We Can’t Expect The Police To Police The Police” As Ebenezer Continues Community Forum

When I sat down on Sunday, December 7, 2014, with Doctor Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, he had just minutes earlier finished the second of two First Sunday services titled […]

WAOK-AM–12/07/2014

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[VIDEO] Cong Johnson Says A Poem For Eric Garner Because “I’m A Black Man”

Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-4th) says “I’m a black man and I see black males being the victims of extra judicial killings that go unaccounted for. There’s no accountability.” Representative Johnson says there seem to […]

WAOK-AM–12/05/2014

A judge has overturned the murder conviction of a 14-year-old black boy who was executed in 1944 in the deaths of two white girls in segregated South Carolina. (Photo by Getty Images)

Court Decision Causes Cancellation Of Warrants

Georgia Supreme Court ruling has invalidated tens of thousands of arrest warrants for people accused of failing to complete misdemeanor probation requirements.

12/04/2014

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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