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APS Athletic Director Selected AAA State Athletic Director Of The Year

When Atlanta Public Schools Athletics Director Jasper Jewell attends the Georgia Athletic Directors Association state conference this March, he’ll have several reasons to be very happy. According to a press release from APS, Jewell has […]

WAOK-AM–02/12/2015

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What’s a Black Life Worth?

Has the narrative distributed by mainstream media caused the negative perception of the African American? Do you think that African American’s have played a role and how we are perceived? Do you think that our […]

WAOK-AM–02/11/2015

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Courtney English Sets the Record Straight

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, Chairman of the Atlanta Public Schools, Courtney English, stopped by to discuss the ongoing rift between Mayor Kasim Reed and APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, in regards to the […]

WAOK-AM–02/11/2015

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Home Depot To Hire 80,000 Workers. Georgia To Get 1,200

ATLANTA, GA. (WAOK)-Home Depot Inc. said Tuesday that it will hire 80,000 workers for its busy spring selling season, matching last year’s hiring level. Here in Georgia those seeking employment should know 1,200 jobs are […]

WAOK-AM–02/11/2015

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Family Denies Media Reports That Bobbi Kristina Will Be Taken Off Life Support Wednesday

As fans and supporters of Bobbi Kristina Brown continue to pray for her recovery, the attorney for the 21-year-old’s father, R&B singer Bobby Brown, is threatening to take action against media outlets who the family says […]

02/10/2015

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Former APS Chief On Deeds Transfer: “Children Can’t Wait On Adults”

The Atlanta Public School System wants to get rid of some surplus property to bring in revenue but has hit a snag. Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen says it can’t unload the properties because the City […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

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Affordable Health Care: Enroll By Sunday Or “It’ll Be Taken From Your Tax Return”

Dante McKay, Georgia State Director of Enroll America is making the rounds, getting out the word that the deadline to enroll in the federal health care plan is quickly approaching. The deadline is Sunday, February […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

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Dekalb County Schools: Public Being Asked “What They’d Like To See In The Next Superintendent”

The fourth of six public meetings will be held tonight, Tuesday, February 10, 2015, as the Dekalb County School Board continues the search for a Superintendent. Michael Thurmond’s contract expires in June. Tonight’s public meeting […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

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Law Enforcement Changes: “Can We Afford Not To Do It?”

State Senator Vincent Fort believes there’s enough momentum in the Georgia Legislature to get his Law Enforcement Reform package through this year. His legislation, introduced in the Georgia Senate and House, would require every law […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

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Longtime State Rep. Tyrone Brooks Says 2015 Session Will Be His Last

“I am moving to Monroe” – that’s why Georgia State Representative Tyrone Brooks says the 2015 legislative session will likely be his last. Brooks, who has represented Atlanta at the Georgia Capitol for 35 years, […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

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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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