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Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month 2013 In Atlanta

February is Black History Month and Atlanta has many events scheduled to help the public celebrate.

02/04/2013

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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 […]

WAOK-AM–01/16/2013

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Museum To Open Balcony Where MLK Was Shot

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis plans to open the balcony where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to the public. The museum was built around and includes the old Lorraine Motel, […]

WAOK-AM–11/02/2012

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Republicans Use Image Of MLK To Woo Black Voters

In order to get more votes from the African-American community, the GOP chapter in Texas has decided to post a billboard with Martin Luther King’s picture on it. The billboards are posted in multiple African-American communities, and […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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Best Black History Events In Atlanta

During the month of February cities around the nation celebrate Black History Month, and Atlanta is proud to showcase some of its most historic African American sites and programs.

02/06/2012

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

Martin Luther King III Stripped Of CEO Position At King Center Over ‘Concerns’

The older son of Martin Luther King Jr. said he left the center that honors his father’s civil rights legacy because his siblings and other board members want to align the nonprofit King Center too closely with the family’s for-profit companies.

01/28/2012

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Ebenezer Baptist Church Turns 125

Ebenezer Baptist Church turned 125 Sunday. The church is symbolic with the civil rights movement. Since 1886 it has been a meeting place for black people interested in the advancement of their race.  It is also […]

WAOK-AM–03/21/2011

The King Has Returned

Washington DC is the home of the latest Martin Luther King Jr. statue.

12/02/2010

Who's Gonna Lead The SCLC?

The debate over who should lead the SCLC continues…

10/20/2010

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