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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

The Bev Smith Show: Saluting Marcus Garvey

August 17th is considered the first National Black Holiday. It’s in celebration of the life and work of Marcus Garvey. Tonight Bev Smith, highlights his glowing achievements. Smith pays tribute and honor to Garvey for […]

WAOK-AM–08/19/2015

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Too Much Truth: Store Robberies and Home Invasions

Today on Too Much Truth, Derrick discussed the increase in store robberies and home invasions. Groups of young black boys are breaking into high-end stores and robbing and attacking people at or in their homes. […]

WAOK-AM–08/19/2015

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Black Leadership: Where Are We Now?

What is the current state of black leadership in America? Rashad Richey posed the question after the recent death of Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond. Is the black community lacking leadership or are our black […]

WAOK-AM–08/18/2015

Attorneys Leighton Moore (left) and Mawuli Davis (right) are representing Brandon Bradley (center). Bradley is the younger brother of Troy Robinson who died after being tasered by a DeKalb County police officer on August 6, 2015. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

DeKalb Taser Death By Cop: “Running From Police Should Not Be A Death Sentence”

Attorney Leighton Moore says the DeKalb County police officer who tased Troy Robinson on August 6, 2015, violated Taser policy. According to Moore, “The Taser policy actually says it will cause most everyone to fall. […]

WAOK-AM–08/17/2015

Julian Bond (3rd from left) marches with Maynard Jackson, Bunnie Jackson, and John Lewis. (Courtesy of Bunnie Jackson-Ransum)

Julian Bond: Being Remembered As A Rebel With A Cause Who Questioned The Status Quo

Bunnie Jackson-Ransom says there will never be another person who did it like Julian Bond. “He was an amazing man”, says Jackson-Ransom, former wife of the late Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson. She tells me that […]

WAOK-AM–08/17/2015

Troy Robinson, 32, according to the attorney for his family, was "Tasered to Death by DeKalb County Police". (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Father Of 8 Tasered By DeKalb Police: Family Seeks Help With Burial

The family of Troy Robinson is seeking justice. They are also seeking support in helping bury the 32 year old father of 8 who died after being tasered by a DeKalb County police officer. Robinson’s […]

WAOK-AM–08/16/2015

Charvella Hamm points to the area of her son that was injured. Video captured him being beaten by security guards at Stonecrest Mall in Lithonia, Georgia. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Update: Mother Of 15 Year Old Beaten By Mall Security Guards To Meet With D-A Monday. Listen To V103 For Details Monday Morning!

UPDATE: 08-10-2015: Judge Rules There’s Not Enough Evidence To Issue Arrest Warrants: Mother Will Now Take Case To Dekalb County D-A When Charvella Hamm and her attorney, Mawuli Davis, appear in Dekalb Magistrate Court today, […]

WAOK-AM–08/16/2015

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Anything Goes Friday: August 14th

Listen to a brief snippet of Anything Goes Friday, the most unpredictable day in radio, as host Rashad Richey engages listeners on the topics they wish to discuss. Listen below.

WAOK-AM–08/14/2015

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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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