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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

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Local Entrepreneurs Learn To Grow Their Business During Back To Business Week

Atlanta City Council president Ceasar Mitchell is hosting his 4th Annual Back To Business Conference. According to Mitchell, the conference is free, and registration is required at http://www.atlantabacktobusiness.com.

WAOK-AM–08/03/2015

The middle of Bobbi Kristina's funeral program included a message from Bobbie Brown "And I Also Will Always Love You".  (Courtesy of Dennis Byron)

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Funeral “Was Beautiful Service For Someone Gone Too Soon” – See The Program HERE

A source, who had access to Bobbi Kristina Brown immediately after she was rushed to the hospital in January until the repast for her funeral service, tells me that the service “was beautiful for someone […]

WAOK-AM–08/02/2015

Police lead the processional of cars to St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Alpharetta Neighbors Say Funeral For Bobbi Kristina Was Handled Very Professionally

Renee Reid lives near the Alpharetta church where the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown was held Saturday. She says that she and other residents stood across the street from St. James United Methodist church to […]

WAOK-AM–08/01/2015

Funeral processional arrives at Saint James United Methodist Church. A private funeral was held for the family and friends of Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday at the church in Alpharetta, GA. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Goodbye Bobbi Kristina: Funeral For Whitney Houston’s Daughter Held At Church In Alpharetta

The private funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown was held today at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta. The only daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown died Sunday, 6 months after […]

WAOK-AM–08/01/2015

The ACT-SO group poses with CBS Radio Atlanta's Maria Boynton . (Courtesy of Dorian Williams)

Atlanta Teens Win Big At National Scholarship Competition

The Georgia NAACP is congratulating the three ACT-SO (Afro-Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics) medalists from its national conference. Thirty-one students from Georgia traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earlier this month, to compete for scholarships. Rianni Tyes […]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2015

Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs, SCLC President Charles Steele, and Atlanta NAACP President Richard Rose are calling for a meeting with Georgia's governor over, what they call, state sponsored symbols of hate. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Groups Say Georgia Governor Refuses To Meet About Confederate Symbols

Two weeks. That’s how long Atlanta NAACP president Richard Rose says he has tried to get a meeting with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Rose, along with SCLC president Dr. Charles Steele and Atlanta attorney Gerald […]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2015

Dhoruba Bin Wahad comments outside the Clayton County courthouse following the Grand Jury's decision to indict a former Clayton County police officer for simple battery against Bin Wahad in May 2014. He is accompanied by Rev. Derrick Rice (l) and his attorney Mawuli Davis (r). (Courtesy of Rev. Derrick Rice)

Former Clayco Cop Indicted: Beaten Black Man Calls It “A Good Victory” Because It Shows What A Community Can Do

The indictment of former Clayton County Police officer Ryan Hall for simple battery against Dhoruba Bin Wahad isn’t the end of the battle for Bin Wahad’s supporters. According to his attorney, Mawuli Mel Davis, a […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2015

CSM James Williams (U.S. Army Retired) joined the segregated Buffalo Soldiers in 1950. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Buffalo Soldier Says Confederate Flag Is “A Disgrace To Blacks And What They’ve Done For This Country”

When he joined the Buffalo Soldiers in 1950, Sargeant Major James Williams says they could not eat, sleep, or drink with the white soldiers. This segregated U.S. Army regiment was active from 1886-1951.

WAOK-AM–07/30/2015

Community members stayed up all night to show support for Dhoruba Bin-Wahad .  A Grand Jury is to decide whether a police officer should be punished for beating the elderly man and then lying about it. (Courtesy of Rev. Derrick Rice)

Community Stays Up For Justice As Grand Jury Convenes In Police Beating Case

Dhourba Bin Wahad is to appear today to testify before the Clayton County Grand Jury. It concerns a police brutality case in which Bin Wahad says he was slammed on his head at his own […]

WAOK-AM–07/29/2015

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