police brutality

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I Am a Survivor of Police Brutality

Police brutality has been widely reported through the use of cellular phones and social media. However, the narrative has largely been one sided due to the unfortunate fact that many of the victims in the […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2015

Black Lives Matter Protest in Saint Louis

How Effective is the Black Lives Matter Movement?

Numerous chapters of the Black Lives Matter Movement have been in the national spotlight due to their interrupting of political events across the country to spread their message. While it has earned them national recognition, […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2015

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Too Much Truth: Sandra Bland, A Warrior

Today on Too Much Truth, Derrick was joined by Attorney William Boddie; a criminal defense attorney. We played the video on-air for the listeners and they broke it down piece by piece from the initial […]

WAOK-AM–07/23/2015

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South Carolina Officers Who Used Taser 8 times On Disabled Woman Get Prison

Two former small town police officers in South Carolina were sentenced to prison time Monday for unnecessarily shocking a mentally disabled woman with a Taser at least eight times.

04/27/2015

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We Have To Mobilize Now To Bring An End To Police Brutality: Minister Louis Farrakhan In Atlanta

“If you’re black, they’ll shoot you down like a dog!” Nation of Islam Founder Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke today at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. Following an hour-long speech to a packed audience, there […]

WAOK-AM–04/10/2015

The Bev Smith Show: Black and Blue

With Missouri governor declaring state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting, are Black males safe? Bev Smith speaks with author and retired LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey on Ferguson and police brutality on the African […]

WAOK-AM–11/17/2014

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Keepin’ It Real with Al Sharpton: More Eyewitnesses to Michael Brown Case

As usual on Hot Button Monday, Al Sharpton was joined by Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson. They discussed many topics including domestic violence and the President’s foreign policy on dealing with Isis. The many cases of […]

WAOK-AM–09/08/2014

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Baby Injured In Botched Drug Raid Recovering Following Additional Surgery

Atlanta (WAOK)-Bounkham “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh, is resting today after undergoing surgery on Wednesday at a hospital near the family’s home in Wisconsin.  The now 22 month old, was severely injured in May when authorities, […]

WAOK-AM–09/04/2014

File photo of a Michael Brown pin. (Photo Credit: Scott Olson via Getty Images)

Keepin’ It Real with Al Sharpton: Sharpton Eulogizes Michael Brown’s Funeral

On today’s show Sharpton attended the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Thousands attended the very emotional service at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2014

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News One Now with Roland Martin: Tragedy In Ferguson, Missouri

Today on News One Now with Roland Martin, Roland discussed the chaos in Ferguson, Missouri. In the wake of the tragic death of the unarmed 18-year old Mike Brown last Saturday, the community has expressed […]

WAOK-AM–08/14/2014

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