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Baby Bounkham "Little Bou Bou" 
Phonesavahn photo provided by Marcus Coleman

Justice for Baby Bou Bou

On May 28th, the Phonesavanh Family experienced the unthinkable. 18 month old Bounkham, better known as “Baby Bou Bou”,  was victim of a botched drug  raid in Habersham County, Georgia.  He suffered from extensive 3rd […]

WAOK-AM–06/12/2014

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Rashad Richey: #Bring Back Our Girls

As I interviewed Nigerian born Prince Koya Olateru, it became painfully obvious the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan responded to the kidnapping of over 200 young Nigerian girls too late. He chose not to publicly […]

WAOK-AM–05/09/2014

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Real Talk With Rashad Richey: BBC Interview

For the last  week, BBC reporter Murphy Cobbings, has been spending time here in Atlanta doing some research into the civil rights movement.  During her visit Murphy traveled around the city visiting landmarks like Piedmont Park,  Lenox […]

WAOK-AM–05/06/2014

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Civil Rights Leaders Weigh In On The Donald Sterling Case

Numerous Civil rights leaders took to the airwaves of WAOK on Wednesday to give their opinion on the continuing saga of Donald Sterling. Those leaders included, Dekalb County NAACP President John Evans, Judge Dexter Wimbish, and […]

WAOK-AM–04/30/2014

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Rashad Richey Explains: Why Vote?

VOTE FOR WHAT? As we approach our statewide Georgia elections for 2014, many of you are asking: Vote for what? And to some degree I can understand your cynicism with the electorate process. Many times […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2014

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Rashad Richey Asks: What If Bernice King Disobeyed The Court Order?

In light of recent developments with the King children saga, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if things had unfolded a little differently. What if Dr. Bernice King stuck to her guns […]

WAOK-AM–03/10/2014

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Reverend Bernice King Asks Brothers To Reconsider Sale Of Prized Items

ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. King’s […]

WAOK-AM–03/07/2014

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Remembering Trayvon Martin, In Atlanta

Two years ago today, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot in a Florida gated community – and this evening in Atlanta an examination of gun control, what children can do to protect themselves and […]

WAOK-AM–02/26/2014

Alabama teachers would be required to read a Congressional prayer each day, in proposed legislation that one lawmaker says would teach the “formal procedures” of the U.S. Congress.  (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Ala. Bill Would Require Daily Congressional Prayer In Schools

Alabama teachers would be required to read a Congressional prayer each day, in proposed legislation that one lawmaker says would teach the “formal procedures” of the U.S. Congress.

02/11/2014

(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

Bernice King Distances Herself From Brothers: “We Are Different People, With Different Minds”

In the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where her father was eulogized and her grandmother was killed, more King family pain was made bare Thursday afternoon by the late Coretta and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s youngest […]

WAOK-AM–02/06/2014