NAACP

Confederate Flag Supporters

Effingham County High and its Rebel Flag

Effingham County High School is the newest to join the confederate flag debate. The school sports the rebel flag along with a soldier as its logo and mascot, and the confederate tune Old Dixie is […]

WAOK-AM–08/26/2015

Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs, SCLC President Charles Steele, and Atlanta NAACP President Richard Rose are calling for a meeting with Georgia's governor over, what they call, state sponsored symbols of hate. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Groups Say Georgia Governor Refuses To Meet About Confederate Symbols

Two weeks. That’s how long Atlanta NAACP president Richard Rose says he has tried to get a meeting with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Rose, along with SCLC president Dr. Charles Steele and Atlanta attorney Gerald […]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2015

CHARLESTON, SC - JUNE 18:  The Rev. Al Sharpton (2nd R) holds a group prayer in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after a mass shooting at the church that killed nine people on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Church Shooting Provokes Strong Reactions From Political, Church, Civil Rights Leaders

The fatal shooting of eight worshipers and a pastor at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday provoked strong reactions from political, church and civil rights leaders and was held up by gun control advocates as another example of lax laws leading to tragedy.

06/18/2015

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“I Identify As Black” But Does She Identify With the Struggle?

Rachael Dolezal set the country on fire when her biological parents outed her as passing for an African American woman. Rachael Dolezal tanned her skin, curled her hair and lived a life as a black […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2015

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Too Much Truth: Rachel Dolezal, What Are You Mad About?

On Too Much Truth, we discussed the real reason why people should be upset with Rachel Dolezal. It’s not because she is a white woman that was the president of a NAACP chapter. It’s not […]

06/15/2015

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

File photo of NAACP sign. (Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)

NAACP Jubilee Day

Start the new year right by joining the Atlanta NAACP’s  2015 annual observance of the Emancipation Proclamation at Jubilee Day on Thursday, January 1, 2015.  This year’s event, themed “Where Do We Go From Here?” […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2014

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Too Much Truth: Newly Elected President Of The Atlanta Branch Of The NAACP

Atlanta businessman and new President of the Atlanta Branch of the NAACP, came in on “Too Much Truth” to talk about the future of the Atlanta Branch and nationally. Click the audio links to hear […]

WAOK-AM–12/17/2014

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Pastor Warnock: “We Can’t Expect The Police To Police The Police” As Ebenezer Continues Community Forum

When I sat down on Sunday, December 7, 2014, with Doctor Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, he had just minutes earlier finished the second of two First Sunday services titled […]

WAOK-AM–12/07/2014

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Petition Urges Attorney General Holder To Investigate Georgia Secretary of State

ColorOfChange.org has launched a petition demanding that the Department of Justice intervene to investigate the Georgia Secretary of State’s refusal to process some 40,000 voter registration forms. It is the largest online civil rights organization, […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

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