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NAACP Head Benjamin Jealous To Step Down At End Of Year

Baltimore (Metro Network) The head of the NAACP is stepping down at the end of the year.  The civil rights group says Benjamin Jealous is leaving the president’s post on December 31st. Jealous, who was just […]


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Board Member Resigns After SUV Collides With Teen

A Bartow County school board member accused of striking a teenager with her SUV in a dispute over a Walmart parking space has resigned from the school board.


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Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress

WASHINGTON (AP/WAOK) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. admits to “his share of mistakes” in his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner and acknowledges an ongoing federal investigation. The Illinois congressman resigned on Wednesday after being on a […]


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Sanford Police Chief Resignation Request Rejected

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Sanford, Fla., city commission rejected the resignation of the police chief harshly criticized for his handling of the Trayvon Martin case. The commissioners voted 3-2 Monday to reject the resignation of Bill Lee. […]


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Bishop Long To Take Some Time From New Birth

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-Bishop Eddie Long is taking a brief leave from New Birth Missionary Baptist Church to concentrate on his family. Long made the announcement this morning before the congregation, many of whom have followed him from […]



Atlanta School Superintendent Tells Educators “Resign or Be Fired”

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Atlanta School Superintendent Erroll Davis is standing by his earlier threat to make sure educators who were named in the CRCT cheating report no longer teach children in Atlanta Public Schools. Davis sent a […]


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Former Atlanta School Board Chair Khaatim El Resigns

ATLANTA (WAOK)-He served on the Atlanta Board of Education for seven years. At one time he even spoke on the possible cheating scandal before a year long investigation proved his suspicions correct.  Khaatim Sherrer El, one […]


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APS Board Votes to Replace Chairman El But….

ATLANTA (WAOK)- The Atlanta Public School board voted to formally accept the resignation of Chairman Khaatim El, however, that action seems unlikely to meet a Fulton County judge’s stated criteria. APS Board Member Yolanda Johnson, insisted […]


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Mayor Kasim Reed Talks Obama Economics and Weiner Resignation

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was among a panel of national experts Sunday discussing everything from whether President Obama can be re-elected to the scandal surrounding U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner.  The Mayor didn’t mince words when talking […]



President Obama Sees Mubarak Resignation as a New Beginning

President Obama spoke to the nation today on the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. President Obama says this is a unique opportunity to see history unfold. More from the Associated Press. Obama on Mubarak […]