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Good Cop or Good Example of White Privilege?

Ohio Police Officer, Jesse Kidder, was confronted by an aggressive white male, who was then suspected to have killed two people, asking to be shot by the police officer, and went as far as running […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena with Maria Boynton (Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

We Want To Be Accessible To Everyone: Atlanta Hawks Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Nzinga Shaw

It was a very public situation, the firestorm, in September 2014, that surrounded the Atlanta Hawks organization after racially-charged comments were attributed to owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry. Three months later, Nzinga […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

Derrick Boazman speaks to the audience during a recent Let Us Make Man event at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Atlanta (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Let Us Make Man On The Road Again: We Want Them To Grow Their Genius

“We want folks to know that there’s nothing wrong with being an intellectual powerhouse”, says Derrick Boazman, adding, “that’s what we should be celebrating in our community, not the dumbing down of our community.” This […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

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Atlanta Gas Prices: We’re Going To Have To Watch The Situation In The Mideast Carefully

Crude oil prices have moved considerably higher according to senior petroleum analyst Gregg LaskoskI with GasBuddy. It’s causing gasoline prices to move upward. But, even when prices are climbing somewhat, Laskoski says, when you put […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

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Flags Fly At Half Staff In Final Respect To Eva Galambos

SAND SPRINGS, GA (WAOK)- To honor the woman affectionately known as Sandy Springs’ “founding mother,” City Hall closed from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 for former Mayor Eva Galambos. Sandy Springs city […]

WAOK-AM–04/21/2015

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Sources Say APS Judge To Modify Sentences: You Have To Follow The Will Of The People

April 30th is when reports indicate that Fulton County Judge Jerry Baxter will re-sentence some of the Atlanta Public School cheating trial defendants. Expectations are that the harshest sentences will be modified. The three former […]

WAOK-AM–04/21/2015

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WAOK Gets Ready For Another Season Of Wednesday WindDown Concerts

It’s time for another season of Wednesday WindDown Concerts at Centennial Olympic Park. This year there are some changes in effect so please read carefully so you will know the low down. Wednesday WindDown concerts […]

WAOK-AM–04/21/2015

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Is There a Solution to Police Shootings?

Is there a remedy to prevent the recent police shootings from occurring again? Do we as a community need to do more than simply have “the talk” with our young black men? Rashad Richey posed […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

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Severe Weather Hits The Metro Area: It Was A Supercell Thunderstorm

Tornado sirens wailed across the Atlanta area Monday. Tornado watches and warnings were issued through the day by the National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City (GA). Various sizes of hail were reported in north […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

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Snellville Nursing Home Under Investigation

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (WAOK)- A metro Atlanta nursing home is under investigation following claims of neglect and mistreatment of a female patient. She was rushed to the emergency room with a 3-inch gash on the […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

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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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