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Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith in HBO’s ‘Bessie’. Photo courtesy of HBO.

FILM REVIEW: Latifah Brings The Empress Of The Blues To Life As Only A Queen Can

At the end of Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique’s visit here at V-103, she briefly discussed one of her many upcoming projects: the HBO biopic Bessie. While telling us about her experience of playing The Mother of […]

WVEE-FM–05/13/2015

Nicholas Thomas is shown with his daughter London. (Photo courtesy of the Thomas Family)

Nicholas Thomas To Be Laid To Rest: Shot By Smyrna Police Officer

Nicholas Thomas will be laid to rest this weekend. He is the 23 year old shot by a Smyrna police officer last month. While officers said that Thomas tried to run over them with a […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

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Thomas Family “Cautiously Optimistic” As GBI Takes Over Death By Cop Case

“We were surprised, and encouraged by the recent development”, is how Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis opened the latest news conference addressing the police-involved shooting death of Nicholas Thomas. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2015

Photo by Jean Ross WAOK-AM

Mayor Reed Delivers Recycling Carts

ATLANTA (WAOK)—Mayor Kasim Reed delivers the first set of new recycling carts today in Southwest Atlanta. Mayor Reed started a recycling initiative called “Cartlanta,” which offers all solid waste residential customers a new recycling cart, […]

WAOK-AM–10/15/2012

BRAVES IMPLODE

The Sports Kings: The Braves Complete Epic Collapse!

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Freddie Freeman grounded into a double-play to end last night’s game and also the season for the Atlanta Braves, who were looking to force a play-in game with the St. Cardinals for the NL […]

WAOK-AM–09/29/2011

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Arsenic In Apple Juice?

American apple juice is made from apple concentrate, 60% of which is imported from China. Other countries may use pesticides that contain arsenic, a heavy metal known to cause cancer. After testing dozens of samples […]

WAOK-AM–09/15/2011