ATLANTA (WAOK)-The wife of civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery was hospitalized late Wednesday. Evelyn Lowery was reported to be suffering from a stroke late Thursday. The family issued a statement saying she was in […]
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Civil Rights Memorial Center is offering a day of free admission in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday.
ATLANTA (WAOK)- While people in other cities have held rallies and protests that have lead to some arrests over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, more than a thousand people braved a series of […]
1st African Baptist Church will host Remembering Victims of Lynchings Throughout the USA Saturday, July 28th at 12p.m. Guest speakers include National and Local Civil/Human Rights, Clergy, and Political Leaders. 1st African Baptist Church is […]
Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’s agreed to help celebrity chef Paula Deen try to make amends for her past use of a racial slur, saying she shouldn’t become a “sacrificial lamb” over the issue of racial intolerance.
Benjamin Todd Jealous is UNCHAINED! The NAACP President made a statement on Wednesday that the incoming Black Senator, Tim Scott, doesn’t believe in civil rights. He quotes, “We have Republicans who believe in civil rights […]
LITHONIA – (WAOK/AJC) – A noted civil rights leader has died in metro Atlanta. R-B Cottonreader Jr. worked with the Congress of Racial Equality or CORE, when he lived in California, and then became a […]
It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.
Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.
ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) - The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis plans to open the balcony where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to the public. The museum was built around and includes the old Lorraine Motel, […]