Congressman Hank Johnson

File photo of assorted Facebook logos, made in Instagram for iPhone. (Photo illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newton County Commissioner Makes Racial Comments on Social Media

Newton County Commissioner, John Douglas, made headline recently after posting a racially charged comment on his Facebook account. Commenting on a picture of an African American woman defecating on the American Flag, Commission Douglas wrote: […]

WAOK-AM–07/29/2015

Atlanta NAACP President Richard Rose recently joined other groups at the Georgia Capitol calling for the removal of Confederate emblems on state property and for the end of Confederate Memorial Day. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Atlanta NAACP Says “They Can Sand Blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, And Jackson” Off Stone Mountain

The Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP is calling for the removal of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park. Local chapter president Richard Rose says, “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2015

The Confederate Flag was removed from the  South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on Friday in the wake of the nine murders at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Hank Johnson Says “Stone Mountain Is Not The Same As The State Capitol” When It Comes To The Confederate Flag

Congressman Hank Johnson says he turned on the television in order to see the Confederate Flag being brought down Friday from outside the South Carolina statehouse. According to Johnson, “the flag was coming down and […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2015

Carlos Santos and David Hernandez-Santos were beaming as they emerged from the Fulton County courthouse with their marriage certificate. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Same-Sex Couples Get Married In Atlanta: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban

Same-sex couples lined up at the Fulton County courthouse Friday to get licenses permitting them to be married. They cheered the ruling earlier in the day by the U.S. Supreme Court that expands same-sex marriage […]

WAOK-AM–06/26/2015

hank_johnson

Congressman Hank Johnson Succeeds on Police Demilitarization Bill

Congressman Hank Johnson has been pushing his Police Demilitarization Bill for months now in efforts to prevent police departments from having military grade weapons to use on civilians. President Barack Obama did not sign the […]

WAOK-AM–05/21/2015

Rep. Johnson applauds President Obama’s move to de-militarize police but says he'll continue to fight until de-militarization is made permanent (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Rep. Hank Johnson Applauds Pres. Obama For Demilitarizing Local Police But Says Permanent Change Is Needed

President Barack Obama is ordering police to no longer use military-style equipment seen recently in high-profile protests across the country. President Obama’s executive order bars the use of grenade launchers, tracked armored vehicles, large-caliber firearms, […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

The Thomas family follows the casket of Nicholas Thomas. He was laid to rest on April 18, 2015. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Nicholas Thomas Buried What’s Next: Today We Mourn Tomorrow We Fight

“Today, I don’t come as an attorney, I don’t come as an activist, I don’t come as a revolutionary, I come as a believer in God”. Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis, addressed mourners during Saturday’s funeral […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

Congress Hank Johnson stands to the right of Nicholas Thomas' casket (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Spring To Action For Positive Change: Congressman Hank Johnson Speaks At Funeral For Nicholas Thomas

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) was among the speakers at the funeral for Nicholas Thomas. The 23 year old was shot and killed by a Smyrna (GA) police officer on March 24, 2015. Thomas’ funeral was […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

Steel blue casket of Nicholas Thomas is pushed out of Ebenezer Baptist Church (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Young Black Men Being Shot Has Got To Stop: Funeral Held For Nicholas Thomas

Albert Johnson held tightly to the sign that bore the name of his nephew Nicholas Thomas. A praise team performed during the Saturday funeral service for Thomas. The sign, among several used during the performance, […]

WAOK-AM–04/18/2015

hank_johnson

Hank Johnson to Speak at Home Going Service for Nick Thomas

Congressman Hank Johnson has stood alone on capitol hill in his fight for the demilitarization of the police, but also in voicing his frustration and anger with congress for not acting or speaking on the […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

more