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Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga) has introduced legislation that would restore the portion of the Voting Rights Act that was removed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

50th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act: Congressman John Lewis Says “We Are Too Quiet”

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The law prohibits racial discrimination in voting. But, a major portion of the Act was removed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. The High […]

WAOK-AM–08/06/2015

For several months, residents of Friendship Towers on Northside Drive publicly complained that the air conditioning in the building is not sufficient. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers: Residents Say Judge Has Been Having Inappropriate Conversations And Should Step Away

Residents of Friendship Towers say they are being told to leave the hotel where they’ve been staying while the air conditioning is fixed at their residential high-rise. The management company for the building, located on […]

WAOK-AM–08/04/2015

Civil Rights veteran Dr. Joseph Lowery addressed the filled room of advocates observing the "Struggle for the 1965 Voting Rights Act". (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Stand Up For Voter Rights: “When We Were Marching, We Didn’t Have Cellphones. We Used What We Had To Bring About Change.”

The cover of the luncheon program was a tribute to Mrs. Rosa Parks, the seamstress turned Civil Rights lightening rod. The 50th Observance of the Struggle for the 1965 Voting Rights Act luncheon was held […]

WAOK-AM–08/04/2015

Kevin Moran is with the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition. (Courtesy of Kevin Moran)

Civil Rights Advocate: It’s Time For Folks Who Look Like Me To Show Solidarity, If They Are Not Racists And Believe In Justice

Seven years ago, the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Act was passed by Congress. It required the FBI and U.S. Justice Department to “devote intensive investigations” during a 10-year period to address the unsolved civil […]

08/03/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Local Entrepreneurs Learn To Grow Their Business During Back To Business Week

Atlanta City Council president Ceasar Mitchell is hosting his 4th Annual Back To Business Conference. According to Mitchell, the conference is free, and registration is required at http://www.atlantabacktobusiness.com.

WAOK-AM–08/03/2015

The middle of Bobbi Kristina's funeral program included a message from Bobbie Brown "And I Also Will Always Love You".  (Courtesy of Dennis Byron)

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Funeral “Was Beautiful Service For Someone Gone Too Soon” – See The Program HERE

A source, who had access to Bobbi Kristina Brown immediately after she was rushed to the hospital in January until the repast for her funeral service, tells me that the service “was beautiful for someone […]

WAOK-AM–08/02/2015

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

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