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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

Friendship Tower, Inc, says that as of Friday, July 24, 2015, "all air systems inside of Friendship Towers are working exactly as designed." (Courtesy of Friendship Towers, Inc.)

Friendship Towers: Owner Says All New Cooling Systems Working

The African American and mostly elderly residents of Friendship Towers have been quite vocal for several months about the air not working inside their homes. They even took the matter to court. Well now, according […]

WAOK-AM–07/26/2015

Her family says that 29 year old Madia Gibson was last seen on Sunday, July 19, 2015,  at the Salvation Army on Meropolitan Avenue in Atlanta. They say that she had just attended church. Photo is a flyer handout.

Update: Family Says Madia Gibson Was Found By Police At Grady Hospital: Last Seen Leaving Church

Anthony Gibson says that his sister Madia had started talking to herself a few days before he last saw her. That was on Sunday, July 19. He says that she had just left the Salvation […]

WAOK-AM–07/24/2015

According to estimates, about a million African American woman in Metro Atlanta have uterine fibroids and about four hundred thousand Caucasion women have fibroids. July is Fibroid Awareness Month in Georgia. Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local

Fibroids: Millions Of Women Suffer In Silence

July is Fibroid Awareness Month in Georgia. According to the National Institutes of Health, Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women of childbearing age. The Atlanta Interventional Institute is hosting a free […]

WAOK-AM–07/23/2015

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Former Emory University Employee Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Tuition Payments

Brenda Michael’s job with the School of Nursing at Emory University, was that of administrative assistant in the Wound Ostomy Center. Part of her job was to assist Emory students with enrollment. But, beginning in […]

WAOK-AM–07/23/2015

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