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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

Candidates for the Dekalb County Commission, George Turner tells Mereda Johnson that he wishes her good luck in the race. He also tells her that he hopes that she comes in second place. The two came together for a cookout put on by  Dekalb State Representative Ernest "Coach" Williams. (Courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

It’s Election Day: “I Wish You Good Luck And I Hope You Come In Second Place”

It was the final weekend before Election Day. Mereda Davis Johnson and George Turner are vying for the 5th District seat on the DeKalb County Commission. They are the last two candidates in the race, […]

WAOK-AM–07/14/2015

Atlanta NAACP President Richard Rose recently joined other groups at the Georgia Capitol calling for the removal of Confederate emblems on state property and for the end of Confederate Memorial Day. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Atlanta NAACP Says “They Can Sand Blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, And Jackson” Off Stone Mountain

The Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP is calling for the removal of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park. Local chapter president Richard Rose says, “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2015

The Confederate Flag was removed from the  South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on Friday in the wake of the nine murders at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Hank Johnson Says “Stone Mountain Is Not The Same As The State Capitol” When It Comes To The Confederate Flag

Congressman Hank Johnson says he turned on the television in order to see the Confederate Flag being brought down Friday from outside the South Carolina statehouse. According to Johnson, “the flag was coming down and […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2015

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The Movement : Dr.F.Keith Slaughter : Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest To Be Exhumed From Grave..

After the Ruling of the confederate flag to be taken down in South Carolina,  the Memphis city council votes to dig up the grave of confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest from its 110 year resting […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2015

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Officer Involved Shooting In Gwinnett County: Suspect Shot Five Times

GRAYSON, GA (WAOK)– A domestic dispute in Gwinnett County ended with a man being shot multiple times by police, officials confirmed late Sunday evening. Gwinnett County police said they responded to a shooting in the […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2015

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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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