Black History Month

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Freedom Riders: “Heroes Who Risked Their Lives To Make America Better”

Hank Thomas lives in Stone Mountain, an area of metro Atlanta that is represented by Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04). Thomas is one of three surviving original Freedom Riders. “They were heroes who rode buses and […]



Is Black History Month Still Necessary?

Is Black History Month still neccessary? Rashad Richey posed the question as we embark on the annual celebration. However, does America learn anything from Black History Month? Do children learn anything from it? While figures […]


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GOP Buys First Ad To Honor Black History Month

(Washington, DC) —  It’s Black History Month and for the first time ever the Republican National Committee is launching a paid ad campaign to honor the occasion.  The RNC will run 30-second radio spots and produce […]


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Too Much Truth – Voices Of Influences

Today on Too Much Truth, DB starts the show off by recognizing the beginning of Black History Month. For years there have many African-American leaders that have served as a positive influence for the black community. The only thing […]


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Take The Black History Month Oscars Quiz!

Do you know your African American Oscar trivia? Take our quiz!


Atlanta History Center Exhibition

New Historical Exhibit “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word Is Passed Down” Opens at Atlanta History Center

As you make your plans for Black History Month, be sure to include a visit to the Atlanta History Center for a moving new traveling exhibit, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word Is Passed […]


Michelle Obama Joins Geithner At Visit To Treasury Department

Voices of Influence: Women of Influence

Some of the greatest trailblazers of our time are women! Our 2013 Voices of Influence roster of women shows strong examples of how racial, economical and stereotypical barriers can be broken down with great skill […]


Obama And Romney Spar In Final Debate Before Presidential Election

Voices of Influence: Men of Influence

From President Barack Obama to LeBron James, our 2013 Voices of Influence roster of men clearly defines courage, accomplishment and the belief that anything is possible. WAOK salutes these powerful men for using their voices […]


Left: Whitney Young at a news conference, from INDEPENDENT LENS “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights”  (Credit: Cecil Layne); Right: Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing in New York’s Café Society in 1940, from
AMERICAN MASTERS “Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll”  (Credit: Don Peterson/Charles Peterson).

PBS Celebrates Black History Month With Special Programs and New Black Culture Website

ARLINGTON, VA – January 28, 2013 – In celebration of Black History Month and as part of its year-round commitment to diverse programming, PBS today announced an on-air lineup commemorating the contributions of African Americans […]


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Are You Keeping Up With The Princess Monique Show?

Each and every Sunday from 4-6pm you can catch The Princess Monique Show on News & Talk 1380 AM WAOK. A show For Girls, About Girls, By Girls, host Princess Monique covers topics that span […]