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APS Cuts Music Programs in Elementary Schools

It has been reported that Atlanta Public Schools has decided to cut the orchestra and band programs in all elementary schools due to budget constraints. Music advocate Cherise Jefferson called into Real Talk and spoke […]

WAOK-AM–06/03/2015

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Vote Of No Confidence For FAMU President

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M University President James Ammons has received a no-confidence vote from the school’s board of trustees because of his handling of the hazing death of a band drum major. The […]

WAOK-AM–06/07/2012

Hazing Revealed: A Victim’s Perspective On College Band Initiation

Today on Powertalk with Lorraine Jacques-White, we took an inside look at hazing from a victim’s perspective.  Our special guest were Kesha Johnson a former HBCU Band member, and Mark Ellis a former band member.  They both […]

WAOK-AM–01/04/2012

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Lawsuits Planned in FAMU Death

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-The parents of a drum major who died after the Florida A and M-Bethune Cookman game, say they will file a lawsuit against the university in the hazing death of their son. Now a […]

WAOK-AM–11/27/2011