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DryerBuzz: Selma’s 50th Anniversay

Today was the #LanguageofMen! First, we got the buzz about the Falcons in the tailgate report with Mark Cooper. Next, Yalanda shared her experience at Selma’s 50th anniversary in Alabama. Right here you can listen […]


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Atlanta Ferguson Protestors Urged To Be Peaceful And NonViolent

“If you’re going to protest, protest in a peaceful, orderly, non-violent fashion.” Atlanta Congressman John Lewis says that’s the way they did it in the 1960s, “in the way of peace, in the way of […]


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Atlanta Mourns Herman J Russell

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calls Herman J. Russell “one of the most extraordinary citizens our city has ever produced.” Mayor Reed and wife Sarah-Elizabeth attended the funeral services for Russell on Saturday, November 21, 2014, […]


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Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian Set To Receive Presidential Medal

Atlanta (WAOK)- The Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian, a distinguished minister, author and civil rights organizer, will be presented with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom award by President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. today. Dr. Vivian told CBS […]


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Ga. NAACP Launching Voting Rights Campaign

The Georgia State Conference NAACP is launching a campaign to restore sections of the Voting Rights Act that have been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.


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King’s Daughter: Nonviolence Message Vital As Ever

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Forty-five years later, the violent death of Martin Luther King Jr. throws into stark relief his message of nonviolence. His youngest daughter and other Christian leaders say they need to spread the […]


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King Day Activities

ATLANTA (WAOK/AP) – King Week activities continue in Atlanta, highlighted by the annual Commemorative Service held on Monday, January 16th, at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue. The annual King Commemorative Service will feature […]


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New Leadership at the King Center

ATLANTA (WAOK/AP) – The youngest daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has been appointed chief executive officer of the center dedicated to preserving and promoting his legacy. The Rev. Bernice A. King will […]


SELMA, AL - MARCH 04: Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (C) pushes civil rights activist Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth during a march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" Voting Rights march March 4, 2007 in Selma, Alabama. During the 1965 march, which was to go from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, police used tear gas and beat back the marchers when they reached the Pettus Bridge.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Icon Dies

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, co-founder and former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday morning in Birmingham. He was 89. Tributes to the life of the civil rights leader immediately started coming […]


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New Date Set for MLK Memorial Dedication

Atlanta (WAOK)-A new date has been set to dedicate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Hurricane Irene forced organizers to postpone the event in August, days before 250,000 people were expected to attend. MLK memorial executive […]