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Remembering Victims of Lynchings Throughout The USA

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 […]

WAOK-AM–06/28/2013

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Rev. Jesse Jackson: Paula Deen Can Be ‘Redeemed’

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.

06/27/2013

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Benjamin Todd Jealous Goes In On Tim Scott

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 […]

WAOK-AM–01/03/2013

TO GO WITH STORY by Mira Oberman, Social

Civil Rights Leader, Cottonreader, Dies

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 […]

WAOK-AM–01/03/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

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.

11/27/2012

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

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.

11/05/2012

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Museum To Open Balcony Where MLK Was Shot

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, […]

WAOK-AM–11/02/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Talk Of A War on Women Contradicted By The Elevation Of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.

10/24/2012

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Opinion: Binders Full Of Women Is Only Tip Of Romney Anti-Women Iceberg

Romney is lucky that people grabbed on to the “binders full of women” comment because his comment about giving his female Chief of Staff flex time so she could go home and cook dinner was mostly over looked.

10/22/2012

People wait in line to vote at the Board of Elections early voting site on October 18, 2012 in Wilson, NC. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Turn Out Supporters For Early Vote As Republicans Try To Suppress Vote

Early vote was once an idea that both parties promoted. But as Democrats grow in their ability to use it to their strategic advantage, Republicans have sought to reduce or eliminate it.

10/19/2012

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