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Georgia And Local NAACP Call For Training Of Police And African American Males

Atlanta (WAOK)-The NAACP in Georgia is calling for racial and cultural sensitivity training for police officers in the state. The announcement comes in the midst of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, following the deadly shooting […]

WAOK-AM–08/18/2014

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Pregnant Teen Files Complaint After Not Being Allowed To Complete Schoolwork From Home

A Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while pregnant and on doctor-ordered bed rest.

07/24/2014

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The National Center For Civil And Human Rights Is Now Open

Atlanta is already home to the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and currently houses several civil rights monuments and museums. Today, the city added another “must see” destination for visitors and those who […]

WAOK-AM–06/23/2014

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“Selma” Movie

  (AP/WAOK) — Filming for the movie “Selma” is scheduled in Selma next week. Casting director Cynthia Stillwell tells the Selma Times-Journal (http://bit.ly/1uHjEgR ) that extras are being fitted for their costumes this week, and work should begin Monday in Selma. Production designer […]

WAOK-AM–06/20/2014

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Atlanta Prepares To Open Center For Civil And Human Rights

ATLANTA (WAOK)- The Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights is preparing for its official opening this weekend.  The Center for Civil and Human Rights is the new home to various authentic documents and exclusive […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2014

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GA Death Row Inmate Files Suit Ahead Of Execution

A Georgia death row inmate has filed lawsuits alleging the state is using execution drugs obtained without a valid prescription and is violating his civil rights.

06/12/2014

DB and Rev CT Vivian

Too Much Truth: Celebrating Rev. C.T. Vivian

Today on Too Much Truth, DB gets a surprise visit from his hero, Rev. C.T. Vivian. For those who don’t know, Rev. C.T. Vivian played a very important role in the civil rights movement. Not only […]

WAOK-AM–05/11/2014

Kinsey Family

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

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