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Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena with Maria Boynton (Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

We Want To Be Accessible To Everyone: Atlanta Hawks Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Nzinga Shaw

It was a very public situation, the firestorm, in September 2014, that surrounded the Atlanta Hawks organization after racially-charged comments were attributed to owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry. Three months later, Nzinga […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

Derrick Boazman speaks to the audience during a recent Let Us Make Man event at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Atlanta (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Let Us Make Man On The Road Again: We Want Them To Grow Their Genius

“We want folks to know that there’s nothing wrong with being an intellectual powerhouse”, says Derrick Boazman, adding, “that’s what we should be celebrating in our community, not the dumbing down of our community.” This […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

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Atlanta Gas Prices: We’re Going To Have To Watch The Situation In The Mideast Carefully

Crude oil prices have moved considerably higher according to senior petroleum analyst Gregg LaskoskI with GasBuddy. It’s causing gasoline prices to move upward. But, even when prices are climbing somewhat, Laskoski says, when you put […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

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Sources Say APS Judge To Modify Sentences: You Have To Follow The Will Of The People

April 30th is when reports indicate that Fulton County Judge Jerry Baxter will re-sentence some of the Atlanta Public School cheating trial defendants. Expectations are that the harshest sentences will be modified. The three former […]

WAOK-AM–04/21/2015

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Severe Weather Hits The Metro Area: It Was A Supercell Thunderstorm

Tornado sirens wailed across the Atlanta area Monday. Tornado watches and warnings were issued through the day by the National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City (GA). Various sizes of hail were reported in north […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

Thomas family follows casket of Nicholas Thomas (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Nicholas Thomas Buried What’s Next: Today We Mourn Tomorrow We Fight

“Today, I don’t come as an attorney, I don’t come as an activist, I don’t come as a revolutionary, I come as a believer in God”. Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis, addressed mourners during Saturday’s funeral […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

Congress Hank Johnson stands to the right of Nicholas Thomas' casket (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Spring To Action For Positive Change: Congressman Hank Johnson Speaks At Funeral For Nicholas Thomas

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) was among the speakers at the funeral for Nicholas Thomas. The 23 year old was shot and killed by a Smyrna (GA) police officer on March 24, 2015. Thomas’ funeral was […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

Steel blue casket of Nicholas Thomas is pushed out of Ebenezer Baptist Church (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Young Black Men Being Shot Has Got To Stop: Funeral Held For Nicholas Thomas

Albert Johnson held tightly to the sign that bore the name of his nephew Nicholas Thomas. A praise team performed during the Saturday funeral service for Thomas. The sign, among several used during the performance, […]

WAOK-AM–04/18/2015

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Jam Packed Weekend Ahead: APD Says To Use MARTA Or Face Delays

There will be a number of events in Atlanta this weekend. The Atlanta Police Department is providing tips that are aimed to help navigate the crowds. Residents are being told to plan ahead for road […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

Students walk across a college campus. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Georgia Colleges Offering Special Deal To Prospective Students

Albany State University and Valdosta State University are among colleges in Georgia waiving out-of-state tuition for residents from three bordering states. Beginning fall 2015, qualified students from Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina will not have […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

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