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Dryer Buzz on WAOK with Yalanda Lattimore: Happy Juneteeth!

Many African Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and many other patriotic holidays; however many do not celebrate  Junetheeth because many do not know what it is.  Juneteeth also known as Juneteeth Independence Day, […]

WAOK-AM–06/21/2014

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Rashad Richey: #Bring Back Our Girls

As I interviewed Nigerian born Prince Koya Olateru, it became painfully obvious the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan responded to the kidnapping of over 200 young Nigerian girls too late. He chose not to publicly […]

WAOK-AM–05/09/2014

Prison Cells

Real Talk: The Prison Industrial Complex

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guests Sheriff Richard Langford and Attorney Wayne Kendallstopped by to discuss the Prison Industrial Complex. The term Prison Industrial Complex is derived from the government using […]

WAOK-AM–04/10/2014

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Slave Artifacts Found In Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga.(AP)-A Mexican coin punctured with a small hole, nails from long-decayed wooden dwellings, and broken bits of plates and bottles are among thousands of artifacts unearthed from what archaeologists suspect were once slave quarters […]

12/01/2013

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Keepin’ It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton: Sarah Palin’s Slavery Remarks

Today on the Rev. Al Sharpton Show it was “Hot Topic Monday.” Callers called in with different issues and topics they felt needed to be addressed. The top stories included George Zimmerman’s arrest today and […]

WAOK-AM–11/18/2013

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Too Much Truth – Summer Camp Goes Too Far

Today on Too Much Truth, DB talks about an article that he found about a summer camp that took things to the extreme. According to the article, parents are upset that a summer camp that […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2013

CBS College Hoops

Modern Day Slavery? Pay For Play?

On Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques- White we talked about Chris Rock’s comments comparing the NCAA to modern-day slavery. Should college players be paid to play? We also talked about the republicans still being up in […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2013

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Ark. GOP: No More Money For Hopefuls Under Fire

Arkansas Republicans said Monday they will no longer financially help three state House candidates whose racially charged writings have come under fire, including one lawmaker who called slavery a “blessing in disguise” and another who labeled Abraham Lincoln a “war criminal.”

10/09/2012

Civil War-Era Slave Auction Re-Enacted At St. Louis Courthouse

Another Gwinnett County School in Trouble Over Slavery

LILBURN, Ga (WAOK)-Parents at another Gwinnett County elementary school are upset after, they say, a teacher organized and participated in a game with children involving slavery reenactment. At least two third-grade students from Camp Creek […]

WAOK-AM–01/26/2012

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Georgia Elementary Teacher Behind Slavery Math Questions Resigns

A spokeswoman for Gwinnett County schools says one teacher resigned during an investigation into third-grade teachers who gave students math homework with word problems about slavery.

01/18/2012

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