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Georgia’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization on a Resurgence

The Georgia NAACP says it is serious about training the next set of civil rights leaders. State Conference Chairman Dr. Francys Johnson says, “Our country is at a crossroads” and that they want to “ensure […]

WAOK-AM–01/23/2015

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Lawyer Tells Why King Brothers Dropped Lawsuit Against King Center

The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc has dismissed its lawsuit against the King Center. According to Attorney William B. Hill, Jr, the lawsuit was filed in 2013 and referenced hundreds of items that […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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King Center Recognizes 13 Year-Old As Philanthropist And Humanitarian

Aidan Thomas Hornaday of Woodstock, Georgia, has been described as a “harmonica-playing, one-man fund-raiser”. The 13 year-old was presented with a Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. (Advancing Nonviolence Through Generations of Exceptional Leadership) Award during the […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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Dr David Satcher On A Mission To End Sports-Related Concussions

Dr. David Satcher, the 16th U.S. Surgeon General, leads the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. In 2013, the Institute launched Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS). The two-year initiative is […]

WAOK-AM–01/21/2015

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Mayor Reed And Sweet Auburn Business Owners See The Vision Of The Streetcar

Three weeks to the day, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed declared that the Atlanta Streetcar was ready to transport passengers. He and his family took the inaugural ride along with numerous media, politicians, and other invited […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2015

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Passion Conference Brings Thousands Of Teens And Leaders To Atlanta

The second Passion Conference of 2015 brought thousands of teenagers and leaders to Atlanta over the weekend. The first Passion Conference this year was also held in Atlanta January 2-4, with an estimated 20,000 in […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

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President Clinton Keynotes 2015 HOPE Global Forum In Atlanta

John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, called President Bill Clinton “my favorite public servant representative in the world.” Bryant welcomed the 42nd U.S. President to the 2015 HOPE Forum over the […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

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King Center: How Did MLK Become Martin?

His birth name was not “Martin”. Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tells students how his uncle “ML” came to be named “Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–01/14/2015

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Dr. Cornel West Brings Radical King To The King Center

As part of the 2015 King Holiday celebration, Dr. Cornel West participated in a discussion and book signing. It was held on Sunday, January 11. West is a professor and political activist. The discussion was […]

WAOK-AM–01/13/2015

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[Audio] Young: LBJ Wanted To Help Us But Just Didn’t Have The Power

The movie “Selma” is about the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in 1965 that led to the Voting Rights Act being passed. I recently spoke by phone to Ambassador Andrew Young, who is now the Chairman of the […]

WAOK-AM–01/12/2015

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