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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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Harvard Diversity Project aka The Atlanta Great Debaters Talk Winning Harvard Debate for Atlanta w/ Greg Street

A group of 25 young scholars from Atlanta brought home the W in a Harvard debate competition beating out teams from all over the world from places such as China, Europe and other regions of the United States. The Harvard Diversity Project kids aka The Atlanta Debaters and Harvard debate coach...
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Back To School Start Dates

Students will begin returning to class in metro Atlanta on July 27. V-103 has a list of districts and their start dates. Click here to see when your student goes back to school.
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Atlanta Mayor Talks Successes-Abrams For Governor-Mayor's 5K

While it may seem as though it was only yesterday that Keisha Lance Bottoms was sworn in as Atlanta's 60th Mayor, it's actually been 6 months. During that time she has amassed a list of "accomplishments". At the top of the list, distributed by her office, is the Executive Order which she signed...
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ATL NAACP: To Restore Stone Mountain To Original Beauty - Under $2M

When I first wrote (July 13, 2015) about NAACP Atlanta President Richard Rose wanting the generals sandblasted from Stone Mountain, it was met with much protest, including claims that the price tag to do so would be too high. Now, Rose has an idea, which he says is far less costly, and would...
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First Black Valedictorian Who Was Not Allowed to Give Speech Goes on Record

Jaisaan Lovett – a recent graduate of a charter school in Rochester, NY, said he was not allowed to give the graduation speech, which is traditional for all valedictorians. The fact that Lovett is the first African-America to earn this distinction at the school has locals outraged. Lovett talked...
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