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Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Discrimination Covered In Gold

The state of Indiana signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, an act which enables business to refuse service to anyone based on religious beliefs. While many believe that the law will largely affect […]

WAOK-AM–04/01/2015

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Religious Liberty Bill Protesters Rally At Georgia Capitol Against Discrimination

They chanted. They carried signs that read No Discrimination In Georgia. Faith leaders, human rights activists, and civilians rallied at the Georgia Capitol today. They were protesting the state’s religious liberty bill, which remains alive […]

03/31/2015

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‘Religious Freedom’ Fight Ramps Up As Bill Remains Stalled

A divisive religious freedom bill remains stalled in a Georgia House committee as lawmakers enter the final two days of the legislative session surrounded by pressure from supporters and critics who say the bill can be used as a defense for discrimination against gay or transgender people.

03/30/2015

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Former AG: ‘Religious Freedom’ Bills Excuse Discrimination

A former Georgia attorney general says he is troubled by two bills that supporters argue protect religious freedom.

02/24/2015

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Fire Chief Files Discrimination Complaint

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal complaint against the city claiming he was discriminated against because of his religion.

01/23/2015

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Atlanta Civil Rights Activists Offended After Hawks Cancel Meeting On Racially-Charged Statements

Atlanta Civil Rights activists staged a sit-in inside the lobby of Philips Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 10. .They sang “We Shall Overcome”, a song of protest that became a main anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2014

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Keepin’ It Real with Al Sharpton: Sharpton Eulogizes Michael Brown’s Funeral

On today’s show Sharpton attended the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Thousands attended the very emotional service at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2014

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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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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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College Reaches Settlement With Student Who Accused School Of Discriminating

ATLANTA (AP) — A metro Atlanta college has reached a settlement with a former student who accused the school of discriminating against her because she’s HIV positive. Officials from the U.S. Attorney’s office said Tuesday […]

06/10/2014

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