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Lericia Harris
April 04, 2018 - 6:42 am
On April 4, 1968, a movement lost its patriarch when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on a hotel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. Today many across the nation will commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s death. WAOK will have special programming all day honoring the life and...
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April 04, 2018 - 12:37 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — As jury selection picked up speed, the judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial gave his legal defense a huge lift Tuesday with two rulings that could bolster the 80-year-old comedian’s efforts to show his accuser made up the allegations against him in hopes of a big...
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April 03, 2018 - 9:51 pm
Time stood still for millions on April 4th, 1968 when the world heard the news that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis TN at the Lorraine Hotel. As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, three women who are embedded in the history...
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March 29, 2018 - 6:08 pm
April 4th, 2018 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The King Center plans to lead the nation and the world in commemorating the anniversary. In a press release, Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social...
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March 29, 2018 - 5:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — City officials braced for more protests as mourners gathered Thursday for the funeral of a 22-year-old, unarmed black man who was shot to death by Sacramento police in his grandparents’ backyard. The Rev. Al Sharpton planned to give the eulogy at services for Stephon Clark...
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March 23, 2018 - 6:37 pm
Former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller died today at the age of 86 after being treated for Parkinson's disease. Zell Bryan Miller was born on Feb. 24, 1932, and served as Lieutenant Governor from 1975 to 1991 which is the longest serving Lieutenant Governor in Georgia history. He also...
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March 20, 2018 - 9:33 am
Thousands of Georgians are without power and homes were heavily damaged southwest of Atlanta after storms struck late Monday and into Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service said it would send survey crews to the Georgia city of Haralson and to south Fulton County to investigate whether...
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March 19, 2018 - 9:44 am
Most of us, had a hard time remembering to adjust our clocks ahead one hour in observance of Daylight Savings Time. As April approaches, do not forget that the deadline to file your federal and sate taxes will fall forward as well. Thanks to President Abraham Lincoln, this year the tax filing date...
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Lericia Harris
March 14, 2018 - 9:23 pm
For 17 minutes, classrooms nationwide and locally emptied allowing students to participate in the national school walkout Wednesday. The protest was an unprecedented show of unity, respect, and political solidarity meant to urge lawmakers to pass stricter gun control laws. The approach of the...
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March 09, 2018 - 6:48 pm
Today, I am highlighting a woman who is a writer, editor, communication professional, speechwriter, wife and most importantly a mother of two wonderful children. If that is not what some would consider a full plate, she also happens to be the First Lady of New York City. In 1991, McCray entered...
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