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(Listen below) Outside GBI headquarters in Decatur, Felicia Thomas, mother of the slain Nicholas Thomas, points to a witness photograph in which Smyrna police officer Kenneth Owens is seen standing behind a pickup truck prior to opening fire on Thomas. She says that's an indication that Owens was not in fear for his life as he claimed. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Smyrna Cop Shot Nicholas Thomas In The Back: Family Accuses Police Of A Cover Up

On this Father’s Day, Huey Thomas is without one of his sons. On March 24, 2015, 23 year old Nicholas Thomas was shot and killed by Smyrna police officer Kenneth Owens. The officer claimed that […]

WAOK-AM–06/21/2015

Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock says a man who recently entered Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport carrying a rifle was "exercising his white privilege." . (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Pastor Raphael Warnock Says Georgia Is Ground Zero For Gun Violence As Emanuel A.M.E Shooting Victims Are Mourned

Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock says “Georgia is ground zero for this problem.” Dr. Warnock was talking about gun violence during Thursday night’s Interfaith Service for the victims of the church shooting […]

WAOK-AM–06/21/2015

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

Father Victor Galier (l), of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in the West End said that he attended the service "to pray for ourselves, for the victims of the tragedy and the future." He said that "it can't end with the Amens. We have to change the world." Reverend Jeffery Ott (r), of Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church said "it's time for us to be people of unity and of hope. We needed to be here tonight to reaffirm that, so we could get our marching orders, so that we could go from this place and do what we were called to do."

White Mourner: ‘Until White People Take Responsibility For What’s Happening, We’re Probably Not Going To See The End Of It’

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) — Taylor Ramsey, like many other Atlantans, attended last night’s Interfaith Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. It was held in order that the community might come together to pray for the victims […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2015

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Atlanta Interfaith Service Tonight For Church Massacre Victims: Shooting Suspect Caught

An Interfaith service will be held tonight at Ebenezer Baptist Church to pray for and remember the victims of the church violence in Charleston, South Carolina. According to Ebenezer Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock, “Our hearts […]

WAOK-AM–06/18/2015

Participants in the 2014 Dump the Pump celebration are seen participating in MARTA's scavenger hunt. (Courtesy: Isadora V. Brown)

Georgia Commute Options Encourages Atlanta Transit Use With Dump The Pump

Georgia Commute Options, which is funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation, is once again urging commuters to participant in Dump the Pump. It’s an annual program designed to promote transit as an alternative to […]

WAOK-AM–06/16/2015

Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) is joined by long time Civil Rights activist Bob Zeller (l) during the Walk for Medicaid expansion in Washington D.C. (Courtesy of Sen. Vincent Fort)

Atlanta State Senator Joins Rally At U.S. Capitol Against Closing Hospitals

Atlanta State Senator Vincent Fort (D) was among activists from 11 states who rallied outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. today. They called for Congressional intervention in preventing the closures of rural hospitals. Over […]

WAOK-AM–06/15/2015

Amanda Davis was to begin a new commentary minute with CBS46 today. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Amanda Davis Arrested For DUI In Cobb County, Hours Before Anticipated Return To TV

Tonight Amanda Davis was set to return to local television in a commentary role, but that’s being put on hold. Reports indicate that Davis has been charged with driving under the influence in Cobb County. […]

WAOK-AM–06/15/2015

John Evans, President of the Dekalb Chapter of the NAACP calls the Rachel Dolezal story "a distraction." (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Rachel Dolezal Resigns: NAACP Responds To Questions About The Race Matter

Dekalb County NAACP President John Evans calls the matter concerning the, now former, president of the organization’s Spokane, Washington, chapter nothing more than a “distraction.” Evans, who says that he’s been on the front lines […]

WAOK-AM–06/15/2015

Juneteenth celebrants and vendors turned out at Mozley Park to mark 150 years of the abolition of slavery in the United States. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: 150 Years Of Freedom. Why Should We Celebrate?

It dates back to 1865, the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Reactions to the news, as history recounts, ranged from shock to jubilation. It took two and a […]

WAOK-AM–06/14/2015

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