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Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Says “Keep Exploring Until You Find What Your Passions Are”

Arnold Donald has lead Carnival Cruise Lines LLC since July 2013. He is the first African American to serve as CEO of the world’s largest cruise line. He is quoted as having said, “There is […]

WAOK-AM–19 hours ago

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On Minimum Wage “We Have To Be The Number One State For Our People As Well”

Georgia State Representative Dewey McClain (D-Lawrenceville) has introduced HB-8. He says it proposes an increase in Georgia’s minimum wage from $5.15 to $15.00 an hour. Other lawmakers would like to see it upped to $10.10 […]

WAOK-AM–21 hours ago

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Accused Killer Of Cobb Couple “Not The Type People That Live In My District”

A 28-year-old man from Telfair County, Georgia, is charged with malice murder and armed robbery in the deaths of Marietta couple Bud and June Runion. Police say that Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns was likely the […]

WAOK-AM–01/27/2015

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Streaking Atlanta Hawks Applauded At The Georgia Capitol

Today is Atlanta Hawks Day at the Georgia State Capitol. A recognition well-deserved considering the run that the team is on lately. The Hawks have won 16 games straight. Not only is that a franchise […]

WAOK-AM–01/27/2015

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Georgia’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization on a Resurgence

The Georgia NAACP says it is serious about training the next set of civil rights leaders. State Conference Chairman Dr. Francys Johnson says, “Our country is at a crossroads” and that they want to “ensure […]

WAOK-AM–01/23/2015

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Lawyer Tells Why King Brothers Dropped Lawsuit Against King Center

The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc has dismissed its lawsuit against the King Center. According to Attorney William B. Hill, Jr, the lawsuit was filed in 2013 and referenced hundreds of items that […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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King Center Recognizes 13 Year-Old As Philanthropist And Humanitarian

Aidan Thomas Hornaday of Woodstock, Georgia, has been described as a “harmonica-playing, one-man fund-raiser”. The 13 year-old was presented with a Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. (Advancing Nonviolence Through Generations of Exceptional Leadership) Award during the […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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Dr David Satcher On A Mission To End Sports-Related Concussions

Dr. David Satcher, the 16th U.S. Surgeon General, leads the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. In 2013, the Institute launched Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS). The two-year initiative is […]

WAOK-AM–01/21/2015

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Mayor Reed And Sweet Auburn Business Owners See The Vision Of The Streetcar

Three weeks to the day, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed declared that the Atlanta Streetcar was ready to transport passengers. He and his family took the inaugural ride along with numerous media, politicians, and other invited […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2015

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Passion Conference Brings Thousands Of Teens And Leaders To Atlanta

The second Passion Conference of 2015 brought thousands of teenagers and leaders to Atlanta over the weekend. The first Passion Conference this year was also held in Atlanta January 2-4, with an estimated 20,000 in […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

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