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Residents of Friendship Towers have expressed concern about the living conditions at the facility which houses mostly low-income elderly (Credit: Derrick Bozeman/CBS Local)

Too Much Truth: Friendship Towers Progress

Today on Too Much Truth, Derrick Boazman went to court and battled alongside Attorney Shawn McCullers against Judge Baxter in defense of these seniors. He walked out of court fired up and angry at the […]

WAOK-AM–07/20/2015

Residents of Friendship Towers say  the air conditioning remains insufficient. Temperatures in the building range at more than 85 degrees. The high-rise apartment building is across the street from where construction is underway for the new Georgia Dome. The owner of the apartments, Friendship Baptist Church, received a reported $19.5 million to tear down its 105 year old sanctuary to make room for the new Dome. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

They Go To Court This Afternoon: Friendship Towers Residents Say “People Should Not Have To Live Like This!”

Residents of Friendship Towers still say the conditions there are “unbearable.” A hearing is set for this afternoon in Fulton County Superior Court. Friendship Baptist Church was ordered last month to cover all attorney’s fees […]

WAOK-AM–07/20/2015

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Too Much Truth: We Hear From The Friendship Towers Seniors

Today on Too Much Truth, we were joined by a few of the residents of Friendship Towers and their attorney. Attorney Sean McCullers broke down what has been transpiring in court and with the lawsuit […]

WAOK-AM–07/17/2015

After 5 hours of deliberations, a Henry County jury found Andrew Fordham guilty of 1 count of aggravated assault and 2 counts aggravated battery. He faces 20 years in prison for each count. (Credit: Getty Images)

Guilty Verdicts In Acid Attack Trial: Victim Tells Women “Know The Warning Signs”

After 5 hours of deliberations, a jury in Henry County has found Andrew Fordham guilty of aggravated battery and aggravated assault in the acid attack on Christy Sims. She was permanently scarred when industrial-strength drain […]

WAOK-AM–07/17/2015

Residents of Friendship Towers have expressed concern about the living conditions at the facility which houses mostly low-income elderly (Credit: Derrick Bozeman/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers Tries To Evict Tenants: “God’s People Should Not Be Harassed In This Way”

Fulton County Magistrate Court tosses out an effort by Friendship Towers to evict a tenant, with activists saying they will “continue to fight” a second eviction. State Senator Vincent Fort calls it “just reprehensible that […]

WAOK-AM–07/17/2015

The SCLC, founded by Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., says that all symbols of the Confederacy must be removed from society. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

SCLC Founded By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Says “All Aspects Of The Confederacy Must Be Removed From Our Society”

“No reflection of our history should be related to any degree to enhance the Confederacy as we know it”, says Dr. Charles Steele, national president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Steele, who heads the […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2015

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Eminem Writes Heartfelt Letter To Tupac’s Mom

Eminem in early 2000 released the song “Stan” in which a fan of Eminem’s wrote a passionate letter to him about how great of an artist he was and couldn’t wait to meet him.

07/15/2015

On Tuesday, voters elected Mereda Johnson as the newest commissioner in Dekalb County. She claims the post formerly held by interim CEO Lee May. (Courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

Mereda Johnson To Voters “Thanks For Your Confidence In Me”

When I spoke to Mereda Davis Johnson over the weekend, she was pretty confident that she would be the next county commissioner in Dekalb. She told me, “We have to have someone on the commission […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2015

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The Movement : Dr. F.Keith Slaughter : Are Computers Raising Our Children

Dr. Slaughter talks about this generation of children and technology in today’s world.  He poses the question Are Computers Raising Our Children today.  In case you missed it click here to hear Audio….  

WAOK-AM–07/15/2015

Nicholas Thomas, shown above, was shot and killed by a Smyrna police officer in May. Last week a Grand Jury ruled that the shooting was justified. A medical examiner has found that Thomas was shot in the back. (Courtesy of the Thomas Family)

Thomas Family Hires Private Investigator To Get “The Real Truth” In The Cop Killing of Nicholas

T.J. Ward is known for having tackled some well-known cases, including that of Ariston Waiters who was shot and killed by a Union City police officer in 2011. A Grand Jury had ruled that the […]

07/14/2015

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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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