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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

Organizers of the Cops & Community Town Hall Meeting say they hope to bridge the gap between police and the community. (l-r) Markel Hutchins with Movement Forward; Fulton County Sheriff's Lt. Dan Cochran;  IBPO President, Detective Ken Allen; Paster Addison Canidy, Executive Director of Movement Forward and Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson.(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Cops And Community Town Hall Meeting: Let Your Voice Be Heard At King Chapel

“We don’t want Atlanta to be the next McKinney, Baltimore, or Ferguson.” That’s what organizers of this weekend’s Cops and Community Town Hall Meeting tell me. It’s on Saturday, June 13, at Noon. It’ll be […]

WAOK-AM–06/11/2015

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[VIDEO] Emmett Till And Leroy Holloway: Their Families Are Still Seeking Justice

  Deborah Watts and Janice Cameron talked with CBS Radio Atlanta’s Maria Boynton during the recent Syracuse University Cold Case Justice Initiative Program held at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. […]

WAOK-AM–06/09/2015

January 2015, then-State Representative Tyrone Brooks is shown talking to CBS Radio Atlanta's Maria Boynton about the site for a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

Tyrone Brooks Jr. Disqualified In Race To Fill Father’s State House Seat

For the first time in 35 years, there won’t be anyone named Tyrone Brooks in the Georgia House of Representatives. Tyrone Brooks Jr., according to Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron, has been disqualified in […]

WAOK-AM–06/09/2015

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he is considering a Homeless Opportunity  Bond to help combat the problem (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mayor Reed Considers Homeless Opportunity Bond For Atlanta

Fresh from announcing that the City of Atlanta has made “significant progress” in taking care of homeless veterans, Mayor Kasim Reed is apparently ready to tackle the problem in the rest of the community. I […]

WAOK-AM–06/09/2015

Robert Morales will oversee total budgets of $996 million for the Atlanta Public School district. (Courtesy of APS)

Atlanta Public Schools Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Robert Morales is the new chief financial officer (CFO) for Atlanta Public Schools (APS). The Atlanta Board of Education voted to accept APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen’s recommendation to hire Morales at its meeting on […]

WAOK-AM–06/08/2015

Nicholas Thomas' mother Felicia (second from right) was among protesters Monday morning outside Smyrna police headquarters.(Courtesy of Huey Thomas)

Protestors Call For Justice In The Police Killing Of Nicholas Thomas

They held signs that read “Kenneth Owens is a murderer” and “Nicholas Thomas did not die in vain. He died for change.” Protesters rallied in front of Smyrna police headquarters Monday morning. They expressed outrage […]

WAOK-AM–06/08/2015

CBS Radio Atlanta's Maria Boynton was on hand Saturday for the City of Atlanta Fire and Rescue Open House. Maria was at Station 14 on Lee Street (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

City Of Atlanta Fire And Rescue Open House: Having Fun And Learning To Save Lives

The City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD) held its Annual Fire and Rescue Open House Saturday. All fire stations across Atlanta were open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CBS Radio […]

WAOK-AM–06/06/2015

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