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VIDEO: Obama Delivers Powerful Eulogy At Clementa Pinckney’s Funeral

President Barack Obama delivered a passionate discourse on America’s racial history Friday in his eulogy for a state senator and pastor slain in what police called a racial attack on a historic African-American church.

06/26/2015

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Rep. Hank Johnson Applauds Pres. Obama For Demilitarizing Local Police But Says Permanent Change Is Needed

President Barack Obama is ordering police to no longer use military-style equipment seen recently in high-profile protests across the country. President Obama’s executive order bars the use of grenade launchers, tracked armored vehicles, large-caliber firearms, […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

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Obama Calls For More Rights For Struggling Student Borrowers

Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.

03/10/2015

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Obama Says Civil Rights Efforts ‘An Unfinished Project’ Ahead Of Selma Anniversary

President Obama said Friday that his 50th anniversary address in Selma highlights the importance of educating a younger generation of Americans about civil rights strife and the “unfinished” racial issues still seen today in incidents such as Ferguson.

03/06/2015

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Did The House Speaker Disrespect President Obama? Prime Minister Invited To Speak to Joint Session of Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to congress bypassing the President of The United States. Was it a breach of protocol? Do you think it was rude? How do you feel about his recent speech […]

WAOK-AM–03/03/2015

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Keepin’ It Real with Reverend Al Sharpton: Hot Button Monday

On today’s show, Reverend Al Sharpton is joined by Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinshon for “Hot Button Monday.” Multiple topics were discussed including President Obama’s proposed budget, last night’s Superbowl, and Bobbi Kristina’s health. Take a […]

WAOK-AM–02/02/2015

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President Barack Obama Answers Questions from YouTubers: Recap

President Obama reached out to a younger generation today with a live online interview with three of the most popular YouTubers on the internet.

01/22/2015

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President Obama Interview with YouTubers Bethany Mota, GloZell and Hank Green: Watch Live

President Obama will field questions today from representatives of the online audience, represented by popular YouTubers Bethany Mota, GloZell Green, and Hank Green.

01/22/2015

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YouTubers to Interview Obama After State of the Union Address

President Obama, the leader of the free world, will field questions from representatives of the online audience, represented by three popular YouTubers.

01/16/2015

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Streetcar Rolls Again In Atlanta

When I arrived at the Dobbs Plaza stop for the new Atlanta Streetcar Tuesday morning, I found throngs of people waiting to take that first ride. There were city council officials, parks and recreation officials, […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2014

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