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Racial Divide in Council’s Vote on Speaking Time for Former Officials

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(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, October 11, 2019 Full Council Meeting, the Atlanta City Council voted to send back to committee, a proposal that seeks to cut the public speaking time of current and former elected officials down to two minutes.  The vote was almost completely along racial lines.   The vote was eight to six.  Councilman Michael Julian […]

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APS Candidate, Baldon, Funded Heavily by Pro-Charter Interests

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2 candidate Aretta Baldon, a strong proponent of charter schools who has advanced to the October 15, 2019 Run-off Election, is heavily funded by charter school interests, according to an analysis obtained by Atlanta Progressive News from an APN reader.   Baldon is in a Run-off with Davida Huntley.   […]

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APS Candidate Challenging Special Election Results in Court

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(APN) ATLANTA — Keisha Carey, who was a candidate in the September 17, 2019 Special Election for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2, is challenging the election results in Fulton County Superior Court.     The case has been assigned number 2019CV327216.  Carey filed on Friday, September 27.   Atlanta Progressive News first reported the news of the election […]

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Obtained Video: Winslow Calls Public Comment “Asylum Run By the People who are Ill”

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) referred to members of the public who make public comment as mentally ill people who are running an insane asylum, during an October 2018 Council Retreat, according to a video reviewed exclusively today by Atlanta Progressive News.   “The asylum is being run by the people who are ill,” Winslow […]

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APN Launches News Talk Show on People TV Atlanta, Starting Tonight 6 p.m.

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Photograph depicts Ron Shakir, People TV Producer; Matthew Charles Cardinale, host of Atlanta Progressive Views; Patricia Crayton, People TV Board President and Producer; and Nathaniel Dyer, a frequent guest on People TV and public school advocate.   (APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News is launching a news talk program that will air every Wednesday evening on People TV Atlanta Atlanta, […]

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Atlanta Council Considers Further Cuts to Public Comment, Targeting Public Officials

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta is considering legislation to further limit public comments at its meetings, in an ordinance that targets the public speaking time of current and former elected officials.   http://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=SplitView&MeetingID=3031&MediaPosition=&ID=19455&CssClass=   Committee on Council Chairwoman Jennifer Ide (District 6) revealed the new ordinance, 19-O-1541, as a “first read paper” at the Monday, September 16, […]

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Bond, Dickens Seek to Reverse Eminent Domain in Peoplestown

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  (APN) ATLANTA — The longstanding controversy regarding the City of Atlanta’s efforts to take the homes of several Peoplestown residents through eminent domain has taken a new and unexpected twist.   Atlanta City Councilmembers Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) and Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large) have introduced legislation asking the Law Department to cease its eminent domain actions against Bertha […]

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APD Investigating Anti-White Graffiti in Westside Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Police Department’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating anti-White graffiti located at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive NW and Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW, in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   Atlanta’s Westside has been historically Black for several decades, but more White people have been moving back into the […]

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Sterigenics Promises to Reduce Pollution, but Some Seek Closure of Smyrna Plant

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Image of Sterigenics logo used pursuant to fair use doctrine for educational purposes.   (APN) ATLANTA — Residents of Atlanta and neighboring Smyrna, Georgia, have been in an uproar about the recent revelations about the ongoing emissions of ethylene oxide from the Sterigenics plant.   Some protesters have been holding demonstrations and calling for the plant to be completely closed. […]

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Atlanta Committee Rejects Expansion of Drug Free Commercial Zones

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Public Safety/Legal Administration Committee of the Atlanta City Council, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, voted to file, or kill, Ordinance 18-O-1765, an ordinance proposed by Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) that would expand the geographic boundaries of the Atlanta’s Drug-Free Commercial Zones.   http://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?MeetingID=2911&MediaPosition=&ID=16846   Councilwoman Winslow wanted to add new a Drug-Free Commercial Zone in […]

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Activists Accuse DeKalb County Jail of Inhumane Conditions

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(APN) DECATUR — So far this year, there have been at least five protests, with at least eight activists arrested, to bring attention to what inmates say are inhumane conditions at the DeKalb County Jail on Memorial Drive.    Fulton County Jail has been in the news lately, including for issues of overflowing population.  But DeKalb County has been an […]

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Mayor Bottoms Testifies to U.S. Senate on Climate Change

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(APN) ATLANTA — City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was on-hand in Washington, D.C., as the Senate Democrats held a critical hearing that is a step toward taking emergency action on climate change at the federal level on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.     Republican Senators, while invited, declined participation in the hearing.   The hearing, by U.S. Senate Democrats’ […]

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Two Protesters Arrested at ICE Field Office in Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — Two activists were arrested at a “Never Again” action at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Field Office in Atlanta on Monday, July 15, 2019.     Calvin Runnels, a Rhodes Scholar from Georgia Tech and an openly transgender male, was arrested at the ICE protest as a hundred people blocked the ICE driveway.   After his release […]

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Extraordinary Turn in Federal Lawsuit to Reclassify Cannabis

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Official photograph of Judge Guido Calebresi. (APN) ATLANTA — There has been an extraordinary turn of events in the federal lawsuit to reschedule cannabis (“marijuana”) from a Schedule 1 drug, the most dangerous classification of drugs, which also includes heroin and LSD.   As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, in 2017, a federal lawsuit, Washington et al. v. Sessions […]

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