Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Coalition groups vowed Friday in Atlanta to rise together and stand against the hatred that lead to the deadly mass shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (l-r) Hank Stewart, Rainbow Push Coalition; Mary-Pat Hector, National Action Network Youth Movement; Robert Patillo; Rob Woods, Georgia Equality; Amanda Hill-Attkinsson, Deputy Director of Georgia Equality; Chountelle Bullock, Rainbow Push; Janis Mathis, Rainbow Push Coalition; Markel Hutchins, MovementForward; Herman Andrews, Executive Committee Officer, National Council of Urban League Guilds; Nancy Flake Johnson, President of the Urban League Guild of Greater Atlanta; and Joe Beasley with Rainbow Push Coalition. (Credit: maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Charleston Gunman “Acted Out Of Evil”: Coalition Groups Vow To Rise Together And Stand Against Hate

Members of various Civil and Human Rights groups gathered in Atlanta Friday in a show of solidarity against violence and hatred. They vowed to fight the “hatred shown in the mass shooting” at a historically […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2015

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

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See Atlanta Preparing For Ferguson Protests

Janice Mathis with Rainbow Push Coalition says she’s never seen anything like it, nothing so deliberate and focused on a particular incident that was about to happen. According to Mathis, “I’ve seen meetings sort of […]

WAOK-AM–11/21/2014

The Bev Smith: PUSH for Votes

Tonight Bev Smith speaks with Vice President for Legal Affairs for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Janice L. Mathis. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing […]

WAOK-AM–11/03/2014

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Hutchins: I Think The Hawks Are Going To Be An Example Of Diversity And Inclusion

Some insight perhaps into what happened during Friday’s long-awaited meeting between civil rights leaders in Atlanta and executives with the Atlanta Hawks organization. After the two hour meeting, the Reverend Markel Hutchins would only say, […]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2014

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Gun Rights Group To Challenge Stand Your Ground

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — GeorgiaCarry.org has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that was filed by civil rights group Rainbow Push Coalition and two families. The lawsuit asks that the courts do away […]

WAOK-AM–11/12/2013

Members of Rainbow Push Coalition, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson (R) speak at a rally.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

2 Dozen Protest Federal Shutdown Outside CDC

About two dozen people protested outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday afternoon, trying to cast a harsh spotlight on the temporary federal shutdown.

10/08/2013