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The ACT-SO group poses with CBS Radio Atlanta's Maria Boynton . (Courtesy of Dorian Williams)

Atlanta Teens Win Big At National Scholarship Competition

The Georgia NAACP is congratulating the three ACT-SO (Afro-Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics) medalists from its national conference. Thirty-one students from Georgia traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earlier this month, to compete for scholarships. Rianni Tyes […]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2015

Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs, SCLC President Charles Steele, and Atlanta NAACP President Richard Rose are calling for a meeting with Georgia's governor over, what they call, state sponsored symbols of hate. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Groups Say Georgia Governor Refuses To Meet About Confederate Symbols

Two weeks. That’s how long Atlanta NAACP president Richard Rose says he has tried to get a meeting with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Rose, along with SCLC president Dr. Charles Steele and Atlanta attorney Gerald […]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2015

Dhoruba Bin Wahad comments outside the Clayton County courthouse following the Grand Jury's decision to indict a former Clayton County police officer for simple battery against Bin Wahad in May 2014. He is accompanied by Rev. Derrick Rice (l) and his attorney Mawuli Davis (r). (Courtesy of Rev. Derrick Rice)

Former Clayco Cop Indicted: Beaten Black Man Calls It “A Good Victory” Because It Shows What A Community Can Do

The indictment of former Clayton County Police officer Ryan Hall for simple battery against Dhoruba Bin Wahad isn’t the end of the battle for Bin Wahad’s supporters. According to his attorney, Mawuli Mel Davis, a […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2015

Atlanta Police Chief Georgia Turner and Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock prepare to address the media. Four small Conferate banners were found outside the church and near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial site.  Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local

Ebenezer Pastor Calls Confederate Flags Left Near Church A “Terroristic Threat”

Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rev. Raphael Warnock calls the act “a terroristic threat.” Thursday morning, several small Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the church and near the Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2015

CSM James Williams (U.S. Army Retired) joined the segregated Buffalo Soldiers in 1950. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Buffalo Soldier Says Confederate Flag Is “A Disgrace To Blacks And What They’ve Done For This Country”

When he joined the Buffalo Soldiers in 1950, Sargeant Major James Williams says they could not eat, sleep, or drink with the white soldiers. This segregated U.S. Army regiment was active from 1886-1951.

WAOK-AM–07/30/2015

Community members stayed up all night to show support for Dhoruba Bin-Wahad .  A Grand Jury is to decide whether a police officer should be punished for beating the elderly man and then lying about it. (Courtesy of Rev. Derrick Rice)

Community Stays Up For Justice As Grand Jury Convenes In Police Beating Case

Dhourba Bin Wahad is to appear today to testify before the Clayton County Grand Jury. It concerns a police brutality case in which Bin Wahad says he was slammed on his head at his own […]

WAOK-AM–07/29/2015

Dekalb County residents had been advised to boil drinking water. The concern was about the potential health hazard that can occur when water pressure drops. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

DeKalb Declares That The Water Is Safe To Drink

DeKalb County’s more than 700-thousand residents are being told that the boil water advisory is over and the water is safe to drink. The advisory had been in effect since last Thursday when a mower […]

WAOK-AM–07/28/2015

APS bus drivers will conduct a practice run on all bus routes Wednesday, July 29 from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It's in preparation for the first day of school- Wednesday, August 5. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Driver Alert: APS School Buses To Conduct Practice Runs Wednesday

Students across the area will be returning to school over the next few weeks. In preparation, bus drivers with Atlanta Public Schools will conduct a practice run tomorrow. The practice, on all bus routes, will […]

07/28/2015

A Grand Jury meets Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to determine if the officers involved in the arrest and beating of Mr. Dhoruba Bin-Wahad should be punished. (Courtesy of the Davis-Bozeman Law Firm)

Black Man Beaten By Clayton County Police: Community To Gather Tonight Before Grand Jury Convenes

It was on May 2, 2014, that Dhoruba Bin-Wahad was roughed up by Clayton County Police. The 69 year old man was moving into the home he’d just rented near Jonesboro when it happened. Police […]

WAOK-AM–07/28/2015

Students from across he country participate in Camp N.O.W. each year. (Courtesy of the King Center)

King Center Camp N.O.W. Participant: “Nonviolence Principles Should Be Taught In Everyday Life”

When they’re asked what they did this summer,students from the King Center‘s Camp N.O.W. will have plenty to tell. N.O.W., or Nonviolence Opportunity Watch, is also referred to as “No Other Way”. Click below to […]

WAOK-AM–07/27/2015

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