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Residents of Friendship Towers have expressed concern about the living conditions at the facility which houses mostly low-income elderly (Credit: Derrick Bozeman/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers Tries To Evict Tenants: “God’s People Should Not Be Harassed In This Way”

Fulton County Magistrate Court tosses out an effort by Friendship Towers to evict a tenant, with activists saying they will “continue to fight” a second eviction. State Senator Vincent Fort calls it “just reprehensible that […]

WAOK-AM–07/17/2015

The SCLC, founded by Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., says that all symbols of the Confederacy must be removed from society. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

SCLC Founded By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Says “All Aspects Of The Confederacy Must Be Removed From Our Society”

“No reflection of our history should be related to any degree to enhance the Confederacy as we know it”, says Dr. Charles Steele, national president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Steele, who heads the […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2015

On Tuesday, voters elected Mereda Johnson as the newest commissioner in Dekalb County. She claims the post formerly held by interim CEO Lee May. (Courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

Mereda Johnson To Voters “Thanks For Your Confidence In Me”

When I spoke to Mereda Davis Johnson over the weekend, she was pretty confident that she would be the next county commissioner in Dekalb. She told me, “We have to have someone on the commission […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2015

Nicholas Thomas, shown above, was shot and killed by a Smyrna police officer in May. Last week a Grand Jury ruled that the shooting was justified. A medical examiner has found that Thomas was shot in the back. (Courtesy of the Thomas Family)

Thomas Family Hires Private Investigator To Get “The Real Truth” In The Cop Killing of Nicholas

T.J. Ward is known for having tackled some well-known cases, including that of Ariston Waiters who was shot and killed by a Union City police officer in 2011. A Grand Jury had ruled that the […]

07/14/2015

Candidates for the Dekalb County Commission, George Turner tells Mereda Johnson that he wishes her good luck in the race. He also tells her that he hopes that she comes in second place. The two came together for a cookout put on by  Dekalb State Representative Ernest "Coach" Williams. (Courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

It’s Election Day: “I Wish You Good Luck And I Hope You Come In Second Place”

It was the final weekend before Election Day. Mereda Davis Johnson and George Turner are vying for the 5th District seat on the DeKalb County Commission. They are the last two candidates in the race, […]

WAOK-AM–07/14/2015

Atlanta NAACP President Richard Rose recently joined other groups at the Georgia Capitol calling for the removal of Confederate emblems on state property and for the end of Confederate Memorial Day. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Atlanta NAACP Says “They Can Sand Blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, And Jackson” Off Stone Mountain

The Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP is calling for the removal of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park. Local chapter president Richard Rose says, “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2015

The Confederate Flag was removed from the  South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on Friday in the wake of the nine murders at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Hank Johnson Says “Stone Mountain Is Not The Same As The State Capitol” When It Comes To The Confederate Flag

Congressman Hank Johnson says he turned on the television in order to see the Confederate Flag being brought down Friday from outside the South Carolina statehouse. According to Johnson, “the flag was coming down and […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2015

The Thomas Family has hired noted private investigator T.J. Ward (far right) following a Cobb County Grand Jury's ruling that a police officer was justified in the shooting death of Nicholas Thomas. The medical examiner ruled that Thomas had been shot in the back. (Also pictured: Attorney Mawuli Davis, Tristan "TJ" Thomas, and Felicia Thomas) (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mother Of Son Slain By Smyrna Cop Says “They Have Messed With The Wrong Family!”

Felicia Thomas says she found out about a Cobb County Grand Jury being called and about its decision, the same way she found out about her son’s death, through the media. Thomas calls it “disrespectful”. […]

WAOK-AM–07/10/2015

Nicholas Thomas was in this white Maserati at a tire store in Cobb County when he was shot and killed by a Smyrna police officer. (Courtesy of the Thomas Family)

Cobb Grand Jury Says Police Shooting Of Nicholas Thomas Was Justified

The shooting of 23 year old Nicholas Thomas has been ruled justified by a Cobb County Grand Jury. Reports also indicate that the panel recommended that no further action be taken in the case. When […]

WAOK-AM–07/09/2015

Dekalb County District Attorney Robert James talks with reporters following the sentencing of Burrell Ellis. (Courtesy of Eric Burton)

Dekalb D.A. Says He Offered Burrell Ellis A Misdemeanor Plea But He Didn’t Take It

Dekalb County District Attorney Robert James says his office offered Burrell Ellis, “a misdemeanor plea with no jail time, first offender and an offered plea”. Ellis and his attorneys didn’t take the offer. Ellis, the […]

WAOK-AM–07/09/2015

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