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Pictures of drug dealers already arrested and prosecuted were placed in the eyeview of those identified for participation in the English Avenue Drug Market Initiative. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Second Chance Program For Dealers In Heroin-Ravaged English Avenue Area

It’s called a Drug Market Intervention or DMI. It’s an effort spearheaded by the U.S. Attorney’s office to clean up the heroin-ravaged English Avenue area of Atlanta. Nineteen men and women were sent letters for […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2015

According to his obituary, at first, A. Reginald Eaves served as an assistant to Mayor Maynard Jackson, but because of an increasing number of unjustified police killings, espcially in the black community, the mayor created a new position, Commissioner of Public Safety and assigned Eaves to the role. (Courtesy of the Eaves family)

A. Reginald Eaves: Atlanta Turns Out To Remember Its “Modern Day Moses”

Asaph Reginald Eaves was Atlanta’s first Public Safety Commissioner and a Fulton County Commissioner. The uncle of current Fulton County Commission chairman John Eaves, died on June 9, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 81. A. […]

WAOK-AM–06/27/2015

Carlos Santos and David Hernandez-Santos were beaming as they emerged from the Fulton County courthouse with their marriage certificate. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Same-Sex Couples Get Married In Atlanta: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban

Same-sex couples lined up at the Fulton County courthouse Friday to get licenses permitting them to be married. They cheered the ruling earlier in the day by the U.S. Supreme Court that expands same-sex marriage […]

WAOK-AM–06/26/2015

Visitors to the Center for Civil and Human Rights experience the Gallery Lunch Counter Simulator. (Courtesy of Studio Fitz)

Maria Boynton Reports: Center For Civil And Human Rights Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is celebrating its one year anniversary this month. Click below to hear Center for Civil and Human Rights interim CEO and President Deborah Richardson talk about […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2015

Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock says a man who recently entered Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport carrying a rifle was "exercising his white privilege." . (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Pastor Raphael Warnock Says Georgia Is Ground Zero For Gun Violence As Emanuel A.M.E Shooting Victims Are Mourned

Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock says “Georgia is ground zero for this problem.” Dr. Warnock was talking about gun violence during Thursday night’s Interfaith Service for the victims of the church shooting […]

WAOK-AM–06/21/2015

Father Victor Galier (l), of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in the West End said that he attended the service "to pray for ourselves, for the victims of the tragedy and the future." He said that "it can't end with the Amens. We have to change the world." Reverend Jeffery Ott (r), of Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church said "it's time for us to be people of unity and of hope. We needed to be here tonight to reaffirm that, so we could get our marching orders, so that we could go from this place and do what we were called to do."

White Mourner: ‘Until White People Take Responsibility For What’s Happening, We’re Probably Not Going To See The End Of It’

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) — Taylor Ramsey, like many other Atlantans, attended last night’s Interfaith Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. It was held in order that the community might come together to pray for the victims […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2015

Participants in the 2014 Dump the Pump celebration are seen participating in MARTA's scavenger hunt. (Courtesy: Isadora V. Brown)

Georgia Commute Options Encourages Atlanta Transit Use With Dump The Pump

Georgia Commute Options, which is funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation, is once again urging commuters to participant in Dump the Pump. It’s an annual program designed to promote transit as an alternative to […]

WAOK-AM–06/16/2015

Juneteenth celebrants and vendors turned out at Mozley Park to mark 150 years of the abolition of slavery in the United States. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: 150 Years Of Freedom. Why Should We Celebrate?

It dates back to 1865, the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Reactions to the news, as history recounts, ranged from shock to jubilation. It took two and a […]

WAOK-AM–06/14/2015

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[VIDEO] Emmett Till And Leroy Holloway: Their Families Are Still Seeking Justice

  Deborah Watts and Janice Cameron talked with CBS Radio Atlanta’s Maria Boynton during the recent Syracuse University Cold Case Justice Initiative Program held at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. […]

WAOK-AM–06/09/2015

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he is considering a Homeless Opportunity  Bond to help combat the problem (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mayor Reed Considers Homeless Opportunity Bond For Atlanta

Fresh from announcing that the City of Atlanta has made “significant progress” in taking care of homeless veterans, Mayor Kasim Reed is apparently ready to tackle the problem in the rest of the community. I […]

WAOK-AM–06/09/2015

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