Rev Jasper Williams Jr: I Will Speak A Good Word About Aretha

Thousands have been saying their goodbyes to Aretha Franklin. The songstress, affectionately known as the "Queen of Soul", died on August 16, 2018, after battling pancreatic cancer. When the eulogy is delivered during Franklin's funeral today, it'll be an Atlanta minister bringing the message. Rev...
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Aretha Franklin performs at the Chicago Theatre on State Street in Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 2011.

Remembering Aretha Franklin: Long Live The Queen

Beloved “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, considered far and wide one of the greatest singers of all time, has passed away at the age of 76. It was reported on Monday that the cherished soul singer was in hospice care at her home, and was considered “gravely ill,” according to a source. There have...
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Feds: Former Kasim Reed Deputy Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes

Katrina Taylor-Parks is the second member of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's cabinet to be charged by the feds with conspiracy and accepting bribes. It's part of the corruption investigation at Atlanta City Hall. Taylor-Parks pleaded guilty Wednesday to accepting bribes in exchange for vendor...
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Solicitor General Holding ‘Back to School’ Record Expungement Summit

Between 1963 and 2012, according to the Fulton County District Attorney's office, more than 705,000 people were convicted of non-violent felonies. During the same period, there were 3.8 million non-violent misdemeanor convictions in Georgia. On Saturday, August 11, 2018, there will be a Restorative...
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National Council of Negro Women: Hopes To Educate Through Voter Webinar

The National Council of Negro Women is hosting a Voter Education Webinar at 7:00 tonight. The midterm elections are less than 3 months away, and "there's plenty at stake", says Belinda Pedroso, a member of NCNW's National Program Committee. Among the offices to be decided by Georgia voters in...
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Rep. David Scott: DC "A Thrill A Minute" With "Our Dear President"

Earlier this year, Atlanta Congressman David Scott blasted the U.S. House of Representatives for cutting money for Historically Black Colleges and Universities out of the Farm Bill. The funding would have been specifically for the 19 historically black land-grant schools. Rep. Scott tells V103's...
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Atlanta Public Schools Welcomes Eight New Principals

When the doors open for Atlanta Public Schools tomorrow, there will be 8 new principals. They were appointed by APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen for the 2018-2019 school year. Click here to read more on this story .
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Rashad Richey in the WAOK studios

Incarcerated Kingpin Larry Hoover's Wife and Son Talk to WAOK's Rashad Richey in Exclusive Interview

In an exclusive interview today, WAOK's Rashad Richey spoke with Wendy Hoover and Larry Hoover Jr., wife and son of Larry Hoover, who founded Chicago's infamous Gangster Disciples street gang. Watch the video and hear from Hoover's family about his state of mind as he continues to serve his lengthy...
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Hosea Helps: Providing Back To School Food-Haircuts-Dental-Eye Screenings

Hosea Helps, formerly known as Hosea Feed The Hungry, has spent more than 45 years in Atlanta clothing and feeding the hungry. As a new school year approaches, the organization known for its holiday meals, is preparing to provide food to students this weekend. But, that's not all. Click here to...
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Need To Know: Runoff Elections Tuesday

Polls will be open from 7am through 7pm for Tuesday's Primary Runoff Election. There are several statewide contests being decided. Republicans are chosing candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State. Democrats will determine their representative for State School Superintendent and...
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