Civil Rights

Congressman John Lewis receives the Congressional Medal of Freedom from then-President Barack Obama on February 15, 2011 at the White House
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Maria Boynton
December 30, 2019 - 4:29 pm
When V103 Atlanta stopped the music this morning, it was to honor and encourage Civil Rights Icon John Lewis. The longtime Congressman from Atlanta announced Sunday that he is fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Lewis said in a statement that "While I am clear-eyed about the prognosis, doctors have...
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The Rashad Richey Morning Show
October 01, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Dr. Rashad Richey sits down with human rights activist, Dr. Joe Beasley (82), to discuss recent events that involved a gun being drawn on him by an Atlanta police officer. Beasley turned down a street in northwest Atlanta on his way to his office, but was stopped by an Atlanta police officer...
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The Rashad Richey Morning Show
September 24, 2019 - 11:56 am
Dr. Rashad Richey interviews Genarlow Wilson to discuss life after the turnover of his sentencing. More than a decade after Wilson's prison sentence for consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17, Wilson now works to give back and help others in the Atlanta community. This case...
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Amanda Cooper
September 20, 2019 - 5:08 pm
Many will gather this weekend to remember and celebrate the life of civil rights pioneer Mrs. Juanita Jones Abernathy. Visitation and Family Hour will be held Sunday, September 22nd at the historic West Hunter Street Baptist Church at 1040 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard at 4:00 pm. Celebration of...
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Juanita Abernathy
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Too Much Truth With Derrick Boazman
September 17, 2019 - 6:49 pm
BY: CJ Washington Too Much Truth host Derrick Boazman put on a special show today, remembering the great Juanita Abernathy wife of Civil Rights activist Ralph David Abernathy. Derrick called on a few special friends who were close to Mrs Abernathy to just share some stories, just remember her...
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Give It Some Thought with Dr Harold Bennett
September 04, 2019 - 3:26 pm
The New York Times magazine is set to release a series titled “The 1619 Project.” Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones was interviewed on a morning show program to talk about the series, the history of slavery, and how it’s continuation shaped America into modern-day society. On this recent edition of...
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October 10, 2018 - 9:44 am
It's being called "Babysitting While Black"... or BWB... A white woman in Marietta, GA called the police to come investigate a black man that was babysitting two children. Two white children. CBS46 here in Atlanta broke the story . It started when the lady harrassed Corey Lewis at Walmart, asking...
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Sean Garvey
September 26, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Women from all walks of life and age groups are facing various critical issues daily. The problems that many women encounter in life are civil and human rights, discrimination, social justice, immigration, domestic violence, gender wage gap, and sex trafficking to name a few. In order to tackle...
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July 30, 2018 - 2:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the 78-year-old civil rights icon and veteran congressman from Georgia, was released from the hospital Sunday evening after his weekend admission for an undisclosed reason. Lewis' spokeswoman, Brenda Jones, said in an emailed statement that Lewis left the...
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