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The Kinsey Collection and Wells Fargo Get Real With Richey

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guests were Bernard Kinsey, Khalil Kinsey, founders of the Kinsey Collection and Candi Moore of Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo and The Kinsey Collection have partnered to […]

WAOK-AM–04/03/2014

Tiana Ferrel

The Legacy of Ida B. Wells Does Real Talk with Rashad Richey

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guest was Tiana Ferrell. Tiana Ferrell is a direct descendant of Civil Rights activist Ida B. Wells. Like her great-grandmother Tiana Ferrell is a journalist, and […]

WAOK-AM–03/20/2014

File photo of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama. (credit: Stephen Alvarez/Getty Images)

Selma, Ala. Honors Anniversary Of ‘Bloody Sunday’

Speakers at the commemoration Sunday of a key event in African Americans’ fight for voting rights urged Congress to resurrect the requirement that many southern states get federal approval for changes in election laws.

03/09/2014

Photo by Michael Moore CBS Radio

Reverend Bernice King Asks Brothers To Reconsider Sale Of Prized Items

ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. King’s […]

WAOK-AM–03/07/2014

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Governor Promises To Honor Dr. King At Annual Ebenezer King Day Service

Atlanta (WAOK)-In celebration of the annual Martin Luther King Day, dignitaries and citizens alike, gathered at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, to commemorate the legacy and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2014

File photo of Turner field. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Planned Braves Stadium Move Highlights Race, Class

For the Braves, abandoning downtown Atlanta for the suburbs means moving closer to the team’s fan base and developing money-making restaurants and amenities

12/14/2013

Photo by Sonia Murray CBS Radio

Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian Set To Receive Presidential Medal

Atlanta (WAOK)- The Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian, a distinguished minister, author and civil rights organizer, will be presented with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom award by President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. today. Dr. Vivian told CBS […]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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Rainbow PUSH Hosts 14th Annual Conference In Downtown Atlanta

Atlanta (WAOK)- The Rainbow PUSH 14th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference, Fairness in the Work Place, the Marketplace and the Public Square, will happen Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2013

Rev. Lowery

Atlanta Says Goodbye To Civil Rights Leader Evelyn Lowery

On this week’s segment of Atlanta Up Close, the civil rights community comes out to remember pioneer and civil rights leader Mrs. Evelyn Lowery, who founded SCLC Women. Lowery was married to Rev. Joseph Lowery […]

WAOK-AM–10/04/2013

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to Reverend Joseph E. Lowery during a ceremony at the White House August 12, 2009 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Evelyn Lowery Memorial Service Set For Wednesday

A memorial service will be held Wednesday to remember Evelyn Lowery, the wife of the Rev. Joseph Lowery and a pioneer in civil rights and women’s empowerment.

09/27/2013

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