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How To Join A Ferguson Protest In Atlanta

Various protests are planned in Atlanta in response to the grand jury’s decision in Missouri. The panel decided that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the August 9, 2014, shooting death […]

11/25/2014

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Former Georgia Governor Credited With Desegregating The Capitol

The 74th Governor of Georgia is gone. A hearse carried former Governor Carl Sanders on his final trip to the Georgia Capitol Wednesday morning. State workers, along with honor guards from the Army National Guard […]

WAOK-AM–11/21/2014

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Jamal Anderson And Mike Muscala Help Renovate APS Library

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson joined some twenty other volunteers at Atlanta Public Schools’ Humphries Elementary Thursday to paint the school’s library/media center. It was part of […]

WAOK-AM–11/14/2014

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“Democracy Shouldn’t Be This Hard”

Following reports of barriers to voting in Georgia on Election Day, Secretary of State Brian Kemp is being urged to immediately take action in investigating the accusations. By the end of the day, November 4, […]

WAOK-AM–11/07/2014

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Democrats Maintain Control Of Fulton County Commission

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves has been re-elected to a third term. “I certainly want to thank the constituents of Fulton County”, says Eaves, “I got almost 160,000 votes yesterday”. Eaves defeated Republican challenger […]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2014

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Election Day: Politicians And Celebrities Push Get Out To Vote Efforts

A one-time Mayor of Atlanta is doing his part in encouraging voters to go to the polls. Former mayor Bill Campbell says “social media is the best way to reach out to young people, so […]

WAOK-AM–11/04/2014

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GA Legislative Black Caucus Chair Dee Dawkins-Haigler: We Have The Numbers To Turn This Election Around If We Vote

Ask Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chair State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler how she feels about the early vote numbers in Georgia and her answer is “the numbers are outstanding.” And Dawkins-Haigler is hopeful that the get […]

WAOK-AM–11/03/2014

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Mayor Maynard Jackson Bronze Plaque Unveiled At Atlanta Airport

Atlanta’s first African American Mayor is being remembered with a bronze relief plaque at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. served as Atlanta’s mayor for three terms, from 1974 to 1982 and from 1990-1994. […]

WAOK-AM–10/31/2014

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Souls To The Polls Brings Voters In On Sunday

Wearing their Sunday best they showed up to vote on Sunday. It’s a first for Georgia. Many came by car, with their horns blaring, to the Adamsville Recreation Center in Southwest Atlanta. They were encouraged […]

WAOK-AM–10/19/2014

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The Sidney Wood Show: Class Or Race? Which Is More Of A Barrier?

In your opinion, which is the bigger barrier to opportunity – race or class? A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the focus on race as a barrier. But in a ruling due this […]

WAOK-AM–06/18/2013

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