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Eric Casebolt

Video of Out of Control McKinney, TX Police Officer Sparks Outrage

Outraged sparked across the country after a video was released of a McKinney, TX Police officer throwing a fourteen year old African American teenage female on the ground with his knee in her back. The […]

WAOK-AM–06/08/2015

Photo by Jean Ross

APS Cuts Music Programs in Elementary Schools

It has been reported that Atlanta Public Schools has decided to cut the orchestra and band programs in all elementary schools due to budget constraints. Music advocate Cherise Jefferson called into Real Talk and spoke […]

WAOK-AM–06/03/2015

T.K. Olivari uses a microscope to photograph a bud of medical marijuana at the Highland Health medical dispensary and wellness center in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Medical marijuana is reportedly more effective than conventional pain management medications or painkillers in patients with terminal diseases like AIDS and cancer. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

Too Black for the Cannabis Biz?

The legalization of Cannabis has been taking place from state to state for the past few years, and with the large amounts of tax revenue being collected more states will follow suit. This billion dollar […]

WAOK-AM–05/28/2015

Drayton McJunkins

Snubbed Cobb County Valedictorian Speaks with Rashad Richey

Drayton McJunkins was the only African-American valedictorian in Cobb County this year, but was snubbed by the Marietta Daily Journal as they neglected to acknowledge him as such. Instead they acknowledged another student as the […]

WAOK-AM–05/26/2015

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Veterans Share Their Stories with Rashad Richey

In celebration of Memorial Day, Rashad Richey was joined by two Vietnam Veterans, Eldson McGhee and Elijah Fobbs. Both shared detailed war stories and their struggles after serving their country, along with the military industrial […]

WAOK-AM–05/25/2015

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Congressman Hank Johnson Succeeds on Police Demilitarization Bill

Congressman Hank Johnson has been pushing his Police Demilitarization Bill for months now in efforts to prevent police departments from having military grade weapons to use on civilians. President Barack Obama did not sign the […]

WAOK-AM–05/21/2015

Credit: City of Union City, Ga)

Union City Mayor Speaks on Ariston Waiters Case

The Mayor of Union City, Vince Williams, called into Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey on the new investigation into the police shooting that claimed the life of unarmed teen Ariston Waiters in 2012. […]

WAOK-AM–05/21/2015

John Spink, jspink@ajc.com

Mother of Ariston Waiters Speaks With Rashad After Case is Reopened

The Mother of Ariston Waiters, an unarmed Union City teen that was shot twice in the back and killed by a Union City Police Officer, called in to Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 07:  The 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, the Buddhist leader of South Asia (Nepal, India, Bhutan), waves a scarf in front of a mural of Freddie Gray as he tours the Sandtown neighborhood May 7, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gyalwang Drukpa was accompanied by the Rev. Jamal Bryant of the Empowerment Temple to tour the Baltimore neighborhoods affected by the recent unrest.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Witness to Freddie Gray Arrest Talks with Rashad

Kevin Moore, the witness to the Freddie Gray arrest and also the man behind the camera of the video that went viral showing Freddie Gray’s limp body being placed into a Baltimore Police wagon called […]

WAOK-AM–05/08/2015

Research finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions. (Getty Images)

Prescription Narcotics Leads to Fulton County Lawsuit

Abusing prescription drugs is an epidemic that spreads across the country and effects all races. While this epidemic continues to spread, pharmaceutical companies continue to bring in large sums in revenue. Dr. Rod Edmond, stopped […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2015

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