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Baby Bou Bou’s Mother Says This Is Not Over

The family of Bounkham “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh, according to their attorney Mawuli Davis, “was hoping the grand jury in Habersham County, Georgia, would acknowledge that the conduct of officers”, who participated in a drug […]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2014

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Rep. John Lewis: I Don’t Want To See Us Go Back. I Want To Go Forward.

“I gave a little blood on that bridge, for the right to vote.” Congressman John Lewis recalling that fateful day, March 7, 1965, when he and a group of peaceful protestors were attempting to march […]

WAOK-AM–10/06/2014

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Prayer Vigil Today For Baby Severely Injured In Drug Raid

A prayer vigil is scheduled to be held at the Georgia State Capitol this afternoon for Bou “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh who was severely injured in a drug raid in Habersham County, Georgia, earlier this […]

WAOK-AM–10/06/2014

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Ga NAACP: The Secretary of State Needs To Do His Job

Georgia NAACP President Francys Johnson is calling on the Georgia Secretary of State to “do his job”. Johnson tells V103/WAOK News, “The NAACP has had to sue this Secretary of State to do his job.” […]

WAOK-AM–10/03/2014

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Hutchins: I Think The Hawks Are Going To Be An Example Of Diversity And Inclusion

Some insight perhaps into what happened during Friday’s long-awaited meeting between civil rights leaders in Atlanta and executives with the Atlanta Hawks organization. After the two hour meeting, the Reverend Markel Hutchins would only say, […]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2014

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Stacey Abrams: We Will Not Stay Quiet And Be Accused Of Things We Did Not Do

Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) says attorneys for her organization, New Georgia Project, have reached an agreement with the Georgia secretary of state’s office. The agreement is to begin the production of […]

WAOK-AM–09/29/2014

Health officials traces a Salmonella outbreak that sickened over 500 people to peanut butter produced by the Peanut Corporation of American in Blakely, Ga. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

3 Convicted In Georgia Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Trial

Parnell brothers convicted on charges related to falsified lab results, an employee was convicted of obstruction of justice.

09/19/2014

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Update: Judge Sides With Fulton County On Property Tax Hike

The Fulton County State House Republican Caucus is suing the Fulton County Commission over its decision to raise the millage rate. Supporters of the increase say additional revenue is needed to avoid massive cuts in […]

WAOK-AM–09/19/2014

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Atlanta Religious Leaders Tell Elected Officials That Voting Is Sacred

African-American and white clergy in Atlanta held a prayer vigil and news conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. They called on Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Secretary […]

WAOK-AM–09/18/2014

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NAACP To Host “How To Stay Alive When Stopped By A Cop” Forum

In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Atlanta NAACP will begin hosting forums on Monday, Sept. 15. The first of several forums is […]

09/15/2014

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