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Inductee Flyer 2015

National Black College Alumni Hall Of Fame Foundation: 30 Years Of Showcasing The Legacy Of HBCUs Sept. 23-27, 2015

When the 30th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Weekend happens next month in Atlanta, National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Chairman Thomas Dortch says, “thousands are set to be dazzled.” He says that it […]

WAOK-AM–08/27/2015

A house on Griffin Street is flattened by a Georgia National Guard bulldozer. Removing blighted properties is the next phase in the effort to clean the English Avenue area of illegal drugs. (Credit: Lericia Harris/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Blighted Properties Bulldozed In The Bluffs To Clear Out Drug Dealing

The walls came tumbling down on Griffin Street Wednesday. It is the next phase in the clean up of the English Avenue area. The initial phase of the Drug Market Intervention involved the summoning of […]

WAOK-AM–08/20/2015

Governor Nathan Deal (above) is being called Georgia's "most racially insensitive governor since Lester Maddox". Georgia's 79th governor, Maddox was a staunch segregationist and held the post from 1967-1971. (Credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Trying To Turn Back The Clock? Georgia Governor Is Called “Most Racially Insensitive Since Lester Maddox”

In a year in which we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Atlanta state senator Vincent Fort says Governor Nathan Deal is trying to “turn back the clock.” “We need to […]

WAOK-AM–08/10/2015

Maria Boynton is joined by (l-r) Clarence Wells, Jesse Curney III, and Samuel Patterson. They are members of the Decatur Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Decatur Kappas Prepare To Host Kappa Kotton Club Benefitting Scholarships And Mentoring Program

The Decatur Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., is preparing to host the Kappa Kotton Club on September 12, 2015. The event will help in awarding scholarships and also benefit the Kappa Guide […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2015

Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga) has introduced legislation that would restore the portion of the Voting Rights Act that was removed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

50th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act: Congressman John Lewis Says “We Are Too Quiet”

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The law prohibits racial discrimination in voting. But, a major portion of the Act was removed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. The High […]

WAOK-AM–08/06/2015

For several months, residents of Friendship Towers on Northside Drive publicly complained that the air conditioning in the building is not sufficient. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers: Residents Say Judge Has Been Having Inappropriate Conversations And Should Step Away

Residents of Friendship Towers say they are being told to leave the hotel where they’ve been staying while the air conditioning is fixed at their residential high-rise. The management company for the building, located on […]

WAOK-AM–08/04/2015

Civil Rights veteran Dr. Joseph Lowery addressed the filled room of advocates observing the "Struggle for the 1965 Voting Rights Act". (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Stand Up For Voter Rights: “When We Were Marching, We Didn’t Have Cellphones. We Used What We Had To Bring About Change.”

The cover of the luncheon program was a tribute to Mrs. Rosa Parks, the seamstress turned Civil Rights lightening rod. The 50th Observance of the Struggle for the 1965 Voting Rights Act luncheon was held […]

WAOK-AM–08/04/2015

Atlanta Police Chief Georgia Turner and Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock prepare to address the media. Four small Conferate banners were found outside the church and near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial site.  Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local

Ebenezer Pastor Calls Confederate Flags Left Near Church A “Terroristic Threat”

Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rev. Raphael Warnock calls the act “a terroristic threat.” Thursday morning, several small Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the church and near the Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2015

Friendship Tower, Inc, says that as of Friday, July 24, 2015, "all air systems inside of Friendship Towers are working exactly as designed." (Courtesy of Friendship Towers, Inc.)

Friendship Towers: Owner Says All New Cooling Systems Working

The African American and mostly elderly residents of Friendship Towers have been quite vocal for several months about the air not working inside their homes. They even took the matter to court. Well now, according […]

WAOK-AM–07/26/2015

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says that his Administration is committed to protecting the safety and health of all Atlanta residents. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mayor Reed Says “Conditions At Friendship Towers Are At Crisis Level!”

Click below to hear Mayor Kasim Reed talk about why he’s gotten involved in the residents versus Friendship Towers situation.

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

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