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Celebrating the opening of the new Washington High School athletic training facility: (L-R) Atlanta Board of Education Member Byron Amos (District 2); Northside Hospital Chief Financial Officer Steve Hudson; Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay; Booker T. Washington High School student athletic trainer Kaysha Hughley; Booker T. Washington High School football player Justin Hines; Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen; Atlanta Board of Education Member Eshé Collins (District 6); Atlanta Public Schools Director of Athletics Jasper E. Jewell, CMAA; and Booker T. Washington High School Principal Tasharah Wilson.(Credit: Scott Clark King, APS)

Falcons President And CEO Rich McKay Visits New APS Athletic Training Facility At Booker T. Washington High School.

Atlanta Public Schools is celebrating the opening of the new APS Athletic Training Facility at Booker T. Washington High School. On Tuesday, APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen welcomed Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich Mckay […]

WAOK-AM–08/26/2015

DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green said that he consulted with colleagues to see what they were doing, in revising the testing calendar. Dr. Green says that he also did some research on the history in looking at the DeKalb dates. (Courtesy of the Dekalb County School District)

DeKalb County School District Revises Testing Calendar

Jewish students in the DeKalb County School system will no longer have to choose between taking standardized tests and observing the High Holidays. In announcing the change, DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen […]

WAOK-AM–08/26/2015

Newborn baby abandoned in Southwest Atlanta

The Atlanta Police Department is seeking the help of the community to locate the mother of a newborn baby girl abandoned Monday night. The infant was found on the front porch of a Harlan Road […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2015

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It’s A Salute To Women At Wednesday Wind Down

1380 WAOK is proud to present a salute to the sisters at Wednesday Wind Down this Wednesday, August 26th starting at 530 pm. Performing live will be up and coming R&B singer Tina P and […]

08/25/2015

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Sketch Released In Cobb County Attempted Abduction

SMYRNA, GA.(WAOK) — A sketch has been released of a man accused of trying to convince an 11 year old girl to get into his truck. According to the Smyrna Police Department, the attempted abduction […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2015

Black Lives Matter Protest in Saint Louis

How Effective is the Black Lives Matter Movement?

Numerous chapters of the Black Lives Matter Movement have been in the national spotlight due to their interrupting of political events across the country to spread their message. While it has earned them national recognition, […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2015

A petition urges Atlanta-based Coca Cola to "stop sponsoring racism". It calls on the company to stop supporting events at Stone Mountain Park. (Credit: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

Racism And The Confederacy: Coca Cola Being Asked To Stop Sponsoring Events At Stone Mountain.

The orange banner read “Heritage of Hate: Coke stop sponsoring racism”. It was attached to balloons and was meant to obscure the face of Stone Mountain, inside the park bearing the same name, about 30 […]

WAOK-AM–08/24/2015

Vontell Johnson (far left) and Bruce Demps (far right) are members of the Delta Mu Mu Chapter (DMM) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. They are joined by Maria Boynton and WAOK talk show host Rev. Keith Slaughter. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

North Metro Ques Prepare To Host Inaugural P3 Experience: Pinot, Paintings, And Poetry.

The Delta Mu Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is preparing to host “The Inaugural P-3 Experience: Pinot, Paintings, and Poetry”. It’s the same chapter that hosts the “Sundresses & Seersuckers” event each spring. […]

WAOK-AM–08/21/2015

Vets

The Real G.I. Janes

Do you think females should be allowed to serve in the special forces? Rashad Richey asked the question after Georgia natives Captain Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, became the first females to graduate […]

WAOK-AM–08/21/2015

A house on Griffin Street is flattened by a Georgia National Guard bulldozer. Removing blighted properties is the next phase in the effort to clean the English Avenue area of illegal drugs. (Credit: Lericia Harris/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Blighted Properties Bulldozed In The Bluffs To Clear Out Drug Dealing

The walls came tumbling down on Griffin Street Wednesday. It is the next phase in the clean up of the English Avenue area. The initial phase of the Drug Market Intervention involved the summoning of […]

WAOK-AM–08/20/2015

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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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