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Coalition groups vowed Friday in Atlanta to rise together and stand against the hatred that lead to the deadly mass shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (l-r) Hank Stewart, Rainbow Push Coalition; Mary-Pat Hector, National Action Network Youth Movement; Robert Patillo; Rob Woods, Georgia Equality; Amanda Hill-Attkinsson, Deputy Director of Georgia Equality; Chountelle Bullock, Rainbow Push; Janis Mathis, Rainbow Push Coalition; Markel Hutchins, MovementForward; Herman Andrews, Executive Committee Officer, National Council of Urban League Guilds; Nancy Flake Johnson, President of the Urban League Guild of Greater Atlanta; and Joe Beasley with Rainbow Push Coalition. (Credit: maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Charleston Gunman “Acted Out Of Evil”: Coalition Groups Vow To Rise Together And Stand Against Hate

Members of various Civil and Human Rights groups gathered in Atlanta Friday in a show of solidarity against violence and hatred. They vowed to fight the “hatred shown in the mass shooting” at a historically […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2015

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Bridging the Divide or Widening the Gap

Controversial Activist Reverend Markel Hutchins, hosted a community forum with local police officials and community members in efforts to “bridge the divide” between law enforcement and the community. While some would say that his intentions […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2015

Organizers of the Cops & Community Town Hall Meeting say they hope to bridge the gap between police and the community. (l-r) Markel Hutchins with Movement Forward; Fulton County Sheriff's Lt. Dan Cochran;  IBPO President, Detective Ken Allen; Paster Addison Canidy, Executive Director of Movement Forward and Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson.(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Cops And Community Town Hall Meeting: Let Your Voice Be Heard At King Chapel

“We don’t want Atlanta to be the next McKinney, Baltimore, or Ferguson.” That’s what organizers of this weekend’s Cops and Community Town Hall Meeting tell me. It’s on Saturday, June 13, at Noon. It’ll be […]

WAOK-AM–06/11/2015

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Markel Hutchins Gives Clarity

Activist Markel Hutchins recently took a police training course in efforts to have a better understanding of the current training courses that officers must pass and to have a hands on experience in what officers […]

WAOK-AM–04/30/2015

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Atlanta Hawks Seek Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

One month after the Atlanta Hawks racial firestorm ignited, the team is looking for a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. The posting, on the Hawks’ Web site, lists the job as a full-time position. The […]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2014

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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

Amid a recent string of crimes involving students around the university, some Georgia Tech students are fighting for the right to carry a concealed handgun on campus. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Gun Rights Group Defends Georgia Self Defense Law

ATLANTA (AP) – A gun rights group wants to defend a federal challenge of Georgia’s controversial self-defense law. The group GeorgiaCarry.org filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought this month by civil rights activist Markel […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2012

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Activist Challenges Georgia “Stand Your Ground Law” In Federal Court

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A civil rights activist is challenging Georgia’s controversial self-defense law in federal court. The Rev. Markel Hutchins says he filed the lawsuit Monday in Atlanta  in response to the death of Trayvon Martin, […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2012

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Legal Talk on Powertalk…

On today’s Powertalk w/ Lorraine Jacques White, we had a few guests to come in to address legal issues surrounding the SCLC and general court battles. First up was Markel  Hutchins, who laid the cards […]

WAOK-AM–11/21/2011

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Estate of Katherine Johnston Sued

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Almost 5 years after 92 year old Kathryn Johnston was killed in a botched drug raid by Atlanta Police, the man who was the spokesperson for the family is suing the estate. Civil Rights Activist […]

WAOK-AM–08/26/2011

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