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Touched By His Words: Celebrating The Life Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. — wo was born Jan. 15, 1929 — is remembered as the leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. With his leadership and guidance, he was able to impact millions of lives. King […]

01/14/2015

File photo of MLK memorial. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Dexter King: Ownership Of Bible, Peace Prize Is Only Issue

One of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sons declined to say Tuesday whether his father’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible would be sold if a judge rules they belong to the civil rights icon’s estate.

01/13/2015

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Election Day: Politicians And Celebrities Push Get Out To Vote Efforts

A one-time Mayor of Atlanta is doing his part in encouraging voters to go to the polls. Former mayor Bill Campbell says “social media is the best way to reach out to young people, so […]

WAOK-AM–11/04/2014

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Rashad Richey Asks: What If Bernice King Disobeyed The Court Order?

In light of recent developments with the King children saga, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if things had unfolded a little differently. What if Dr. Bernice King stuck to her guns […]

WAOK-AM–03/10/2014

File photo of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama. (credit: Stephen Alvarez/Getty Images)

Selma, Ala. Honors Anniversary Of ‘Bloody Sunday’

Speakers at the commemoration Sunday of a key event in African Americans’ fight for voting rights urged Congress to resurrect the requirement that many southern states get federal approval for changes in election laws.

03/09/2014

Bernice King and Martin Luther King III at the Michael Jackson public memorial service held at Staples Center. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Court To Control MLK Bible And Nobel Peace Prize

A judge plans to order that Martin Luther King Jr.’s bible and Nobel Peace Prize be placed in a safe deposit box controlled by the court pending the outcome of a legal dispute over who owns the items.

02/19/2014

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Bernice King Distances Herself From Brothers: “We Are Different People, With Different Minds”

In the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where her father was eulogized and her grandmother was killed, more King family pain was made bare Thursday afternoon by the late Coretta and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s youngest […]

WAOK-AM–02/06/2014

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Governor Promises To Honor Dr. King At Annual Ebenezer King Day Service

Atlanta (WAOK)-In celebration of the annual Martin Luther King Day, dignitaries and citizens alike, gathered at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, to commemorate the legacy and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2014

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Too Much Truth – Is This Insulting?

Today on Too Much Truth, people are outraged over this party flyer that is circulating all over the internet. It’s a flyer that is advertising a twerk party for young adults during the Martin Luther King Holiday […]

WAOK-AM–01/14/2014

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Atlanta Holds Memorial Service For Nelson Mandela

Atlanta (WAOK) — The World Affairs Council of Atlanta and Morehouse College will be holding a memorial service for Former South African President Mandela. Mandela passed away Thursday, December 5th, 2013 after a battle with […]

WAOK-AM–12/09/2013

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