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NAACP Rallies To Free John McNeil

ATLANTA (WAOK)-National and local NAACP officials will join civil rights activists and local elected officials in Atlanta on Monday to rally for the freedom of John McNeil. McNeil, a successful African American businessman in Cobb […]

WAOK-AM–09/09/2012

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Mosque Fights Alpharetta For Expansion

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers representing a metro Atlanta city say they’re fighting a local mosque’s expansion plan because of its size and scale, and they deny any discrimination. The Islamic Center of North Fulton […]

WAOK-AM–08/28/2012

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Georgia State Conference NAACP to Seek GDOT Investigation for Racial Discrimination

ATLANTA (WAOK)-After several references to the lack of minority contractors hired by the Georgia Department of Transportation during the debate over passage of the T-SPLOST referendum, the Georgia State Conference NAACP has sent a letter containing the […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2012

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Redding News Review Reports: Two Auburn Football Players Called Black Guy And Sister “N” Word

  ATLANTA, July 22, 2012, 7 p.m. – The Atlanta father of two Auburn University students is using social media to get justice for his children who he said were racially harassed and one was sent […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2012

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Goodwill Store Ejects Customer With Service Dog

A local disabled woman claims she was the victim of discrimination after the manager of a Goodwill store asked her to leave because of the presence of her service dog.

06/13/2012

Members of the Fraternal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan participate in the 11th Annual Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthday march on July 11, 2009 in Pulaski, Tenn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

State Tells KKK It Cannot Adopt A Georgia Road

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — The Georgia Department of Transportation has declined to accept a Ku Klux Klan group that wanted to join the state’s “Adopt-A-Highway” program. The International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County […]

WAOK-AM–06/12/2012

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Suntrust Raises Minimums, Prepares To Settle Discrimination Complaint

ATLANTA (AP) —Atlanta-based SunTrust is joining other competitors that are requiring higher minimum deposits on basic checking accounts to avoid paying fees. The changes go into effect Aug. 24 and affect customers who have Everyday […]

WAOK-AM–06/08/2012

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Black Nurses Sue in Cobb County

Cobb Co. (WAOK/AP)-Four nurses are suing a nursing company because they say their leaders wouldn’t send black women to take care of white patients. In the 63-page lawsuit, the women claim Accord Services violated their civil […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2011

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Former NBA Player Loses Discrimination Suit

Atlanta (WAOK)- A federal jury decided in less than 15 minutes of deliberation Friday that a Buckhead tavern did not violate the civil rights of Joe Barry Carroll and an Atlanta attorney when they were ejected […]

WAOK-AM–09/17/2011

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Rally in Jackson for Murdered Man

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Gerald Rose, president of the Atlanta based New Order Human Rights Organization, held a press conference and rally Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, near a memorial for Jackson resident James Craig Anderson, who died after […]

WAOK-AM–08/22/2011

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