Amanda Cooper
June 20, 2018 - 6:44 pm
The state of California is taking an unprecedented step towards stopping police brutality. Yesterday the California Senate committee advanced a bill that restricts police officers from using deadly force. AB 931 would change the language in policy from "reasonable force" to "necessary force" and...
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Maria Boynton
June 20, 2018 - 5:35 pm
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms seems determined to ensure that the city she leads "continues to fulfill our legacy of inclusion, compassion and tolerance.” In doing so, she has signed an Executive Order that prohibits the city's jail from allowing new detainees through the U.S. Immigration and...
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WAOKAM: On-Demand
June 20, 2018 - 3:15 pm
On “The Movement with Dr. F Keith Slaughter” we celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States. However this is not a national holiday. So the discussion on why it isn’t celebrated by everyone came up in conversation. Listeners had...
Dr. F Keith Slaughter with Elizabeth Wilson & Sonya Toomer
The Movement with Dr. F Keith Slaughter
June 15, 2018 - 2:50 pm
The Movement was visited by Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN). Executive Director Elizabeth Wilson & Executive Project Manager Sonya Toomer stopped by to share some information. They went on to explain how small and local businesses can gain funding to become successful entrepreneurs.
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June 14, 2018 - 5:13 pm
A Democratic political group launched a legal campaign Wednesday to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters. Attorneys filed separate federal lawsuits in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana,...
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Maria Boynton
June 13, 2018 - 3:11 pm
When community groups and national activists descend upon the headquarters of Waffle House in Norcross (GA) at 10 a.m. this Friday, it'll be just as the company has opened for business. It's the operations at the company's restaurants nationwide that activists have been trying to impact since the...
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Maria Boynton
June 12, 2018 - 4:59 pm
Not only would history be made in Georgia, but the entire country. If Stacey Abrams is elected governor, she'd be the first black female to lead any state. But, according to democratic strategist Tharon Johnson, "we win if we can continue to raise the amount of resources from national and local...
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June 11, 2018 - 5:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas-born man who prosecutors say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel using ruthless violence to defeat rivals and secure control of drug trafficking routes was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Atlanta to serve nearly five decades in prison. Edgar Valdez...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials saidthey had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since October. That surpasses the 2012-2013 flu season, when there...
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