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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–12 hours ago

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Did The House Speaker Disrespect President Obama? Prime Minister Invited To Speak to Joint Session of Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to congress bypassing the President of The United States. Was it a breach of protocol? Do you think it was rude? How do you feel about his recent speech […]

WAOK-AM–03/03/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Andy Phelan/Office of Congressman Hank Johnson)

Freedom Riders: “Heroes Who Risked Their Lives To Make America Better”

Hank Thomas lives in Stone Mountain, an area of metro Atlanta that is represented by Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04). Thomas is one of three surviving original Freedom Riders. “They were heroes who rode buses and […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

File photo of voting booths. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Southern Dems Want Return To Policies That Will Re-Energize Black Voters, Attract Whites

Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well.

11/28/2014

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Republican Candidate Refused To Hold Debate At Islamic Community Center

A Republican candidate for Congress refused to participate in a debate last weekend at an Islamic community center calling it a “suspect venue.”

10/02/2014

Occupy Wall Street protesters march down Fifth Avenue towards Union Square during a May Day rally on May 1, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Study: Millennials More Skeptical Of Government, Wall Street Than Gen X Was

They’re often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they’re still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today’s youth are often more skeptical of the country’s institutions than the young generations that preceded them.

09/04/2014

Reality TV personality Phil Robertson speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star: Time To ‘Vote This Ungodly Bunch Out Of Washington’

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson is looking for new leadership in Washington.

06/24/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

File photo of voting booths. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Perdue, Kingston To Meet In GOP Runoff

Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah advance to a GOP runoff in Georgia’s hotly contested Senate race.

05/20/2014

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