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Russell and Sanders Remembered For Contributions To The Civil Rights Movement

Two Georgians are being remembered for their contributions during the Civil Rights Movement. Congressman John Lewis says Atlanta businessman and philanthropist Herman J. Russell was a source of inspiration for those involved in the movement.” […]

WAOK-AM–11/18/2014

Deborah Savely was reunited with her family heirloom after the bible was discovered in the basement of the school where she went to college. (Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Homosexuality in The Black Church

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, guest host Reverend F. Keith Slaughter, engaged the WAOK family in a discussion regarding homosexuality in the black church. In a recent video that has been shared on […]

WAOK-AM–11/18/2014

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An “Architect of Atlanta” Dies At 83

Atlanta has lost one of it’s founding fathers. Those words from Congressman John Lewis were used to describe the death of Herman Russell known as the architect for much of Atlanta. Mr. Russell died peacefully on […]

WAOK-AM–11/16/2014

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Clark Atlanta Hosting Civic Engagement Forum

Clark Atlanta University is hosting a forum on voter participation 50 years after the Civil Rights Act.

11/14/2014

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Jamal Anderson And Mike Muscala Help Renovate APS Library

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson joined some twenty other volunteers at Atlanta Public Schools’ Humphries Elementary Thursday to paint the school’s library/media center. It was part of […]

WAOK-AM–11/14/2014

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Frozen Pipes? Your Homeowners Coverage May Help

With freezing temperatures expected across the state over the next few days, if your home is damaged by the extreme cold, Georgia Commissioner of Insurance Ralph Hudgens says you may get financial relief through your […]

WAOK-AM–11/14/2014

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Atlanta Police Monitoring Ferguson Developments

Atlanta police say they’re monitoring developments as a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decides whether to indict a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man.

11/13/2014

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Father Surprises Daughter On Veterans Day

This week is a special week in Ms. Cleary’s first grade class at Morris Brandon Primary. The school is in the middle of its annual one million minute Read-A-Thon, which means daily visits from several […]

WAOK-AM–11/12/2014

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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

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra union and board of Woodruff Arts Center talks were underway for ten months; the labor dispute included a two-month lockout of the musicians. (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)

Mediator: Tentative Deal In Symphony Dispute

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra union and board of Woodruff Arts Center talks were underway for ten months; the labor dispute included a two-month lockout of the musicians.

11/07/2014

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Bronner Brothers Hair Show

For those who make a living in the hair industry the Bronner Brothers Hair Show offers an opportunity to get the latest information from experts in the industry. Thousands come to the show twice a […]

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Kickoff To Atlanta Jazz Festival Month

Every May Atlantans prepare to bring in the warm weather with the Atlanta Jazz Festival. For three days over Memorial Day weekend, jazz lovers take over Piedmont Park and enjoy music, food and each other. […]

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