Category Archives: Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors

APN Celebrates Ten Years Of Radical Reporting and Rabble Rousing

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(APN) ATLANTA — For ten years, Atlanta Progressive News has served as a voice for the Left and a source of information on labor, education, local politics, the environment, economic justice, and many other issues that too often receive short shrift in Metro Atlanta’s corporate media.   APN will officially turn ten on tomorrow, November 23, 2015; then the online […]

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Atlanta City Council Passes Affordable Housing Impact Statements

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta passed an ordinance providing for Affordable Housing Impact Statements in a unanimous vote of fourteen to zero at its Full Council Meeting on today, Monday, November 16, 2015.   The ordinance passed as part of today’s Consent Agenda.  Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) was absent.   The ordinance was drafted […]

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State Sen. Vincent Fort Considering Run for Mayor of Atlanta in 2017

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(APN) ATLANTA — State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) is considering a run for Mayor of Atlanta in 2017, he told multiple reporters for Atlanta Progressive News, when he attended APN’s ten year anniversary party on Sunday, November 09, 2015.   He also announced that he will run for reelection as State Senator in 2016, during a speech he gave at […]

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Atlanta Council Committee Approves Housing Ordinance Drafted By APN Editor


(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta is one step closer to adopting a tool to measure how the City Council’s public policy decisions affect the City’s affordable housing stock.   On Monday, November 09, 2015 the Community Development/Human Resources Committee (CD/HR) unanimously approved an ordinance that requires the City’s Office of Housing to prepare Affordable Housing Impact Statements for […]

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APN to Celebrate Ten Years, Readers Invited to Anniversary Party (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News will celebrate ten years of publication on November 23, 2015, having begun publication on the same date in 2005.   APN is holding a party to celebrate, a couple weeks in advance of this milestone.   The party will be held on Sunday, November 08, 2015, from 6pm to 8pm, at 1292 […]

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Pittsburgh Joins Atlanta in considering Affordable Housing Impact Statements


(APN) ATLANTA — The Community Development/Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta is set to vote on Affordable Housing Impact Statements (AHIS) at its upcoming meeting on Monday, November 09, 2015, according to Chairman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large).   Facebook event page:   The held Atlanta ordinance is 14-O-1614:   APN’s News Editor–the present writer–drafted […]

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Victory as Mayor Reed Declares Mattie Jackson Can Stay in her Home

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.  Photograph (screenshot) courtesy of Joyce Dorsey.   (APN) ATLANTA — Community leader Mattie Jackson, 93, will not be forced out of her home. Mayor Kasim Reed made that promise to Jackson and her supporters in a meeting earlier today, on October 08, 2015.   In September 2015, Atlanta Progressive News broke the story […]

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AJC Politifact Rates APN Editor’s Housing Claim “TRUE”


“Truth-o-meter” graphic reprinted here for educational and informational purposes only.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) newspaper and Politifact have weighed in on the accuracy of a recent statement made by Matthew Charles Cardinale, the News Editor and CEO of Atlanta Progressive News, regarding the need for more affordable housing in Atlanta; and determined the assertion to be […]

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SD 43 Candidate, “Ms. Angela,” Created Fictitious Person to Avoid Campaign Debt, Apparently

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(APN) ATLANTA — Angela Moore, former candidate in several races including Secretary of State in 2006 and 2010, is running for State Senate District 43–covering parts of DeKalb, Newton, and Rockdale counties–in a Special Election to be held on November 03, 2015.     However, a strange series of events in 2010, and revelations about additional events in 2006, raise […]

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RCP, BLM: Can’t we all just get along?


By Dougie “The Abolitionist” Hanson   I was really disappointed to read the Atlanta Progressive News article disrespecting my good friends with the Atlanta RCP (Revolutionary Communist Party).   I’m a Democratic Socialist, but I know many of them personally.  I developed great respect for them because they were fighting back against Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration when […]

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APN Endorses Taylor Bennett in HD 80 Special Run-off

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has endorsed Taylor Bennett in the House District 80 Special Election Run-off taking place on Tuesday, July 11, 2015.   Bennett is in a Run-off with former Mayor of Brookhaven J. Max Davis.   APN endorsed Catherine Bernard in the General Election.   Many Democrats are rallying behind Mr. Bennett, […]

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APN 2014 General Endorsements Part Two: Hecht, Doreen Carter, Blackman, No on Income Tax Cap Amendment

(APN) ATLANTA — The Board of Directors of Atlanta Progressive News has issued a second round of endorsements in the General Election for 2014 for statewide, U.S. midterm, and other elections in Georgia. In our latest round of endorsements, we endorse Greg Hecht for Attorney General of Georgia; Doreen Carter for Secretary of State; and Daniel Blackman for Public Service […]

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Mandamus Against Mitchell, Johnson Sought in Secret Vote Case

(APN) ATLANTA — Yesterday, December 27, 2012, the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News, the present writer, filed further litigation in the secret vote lawsuit seeking for the Fulton County Superior Court to grant a writ of mandamus, ordering two specific City of Atlanta public officers–Council President Ceasar Mitchell and Municipal Clerk Rhonda Dauphin Johnson, both in their official capacities–to […]

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Seven Years of APN, Fundraiser Update

(APN) ATLANTA — Upon the occasion of next week’s seven year anniversary of Atlanta Progressive News, News Editor and Founder Matthew Charles Cardinale released the following statement: #### If you had told me seven years ago that the online news service that I founded, through hard work and persistence, would go on to be an Atlanta institution that would redefine […]

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APN Endorses Staples, Ploeger for PSC

(APN) ATLANTA – The Board of Directors of Atlanta Progressive News is pleased to announce that APN is endorsing David Staples and Brad Ploeger for the General Election for Public Service Commission Districts 5 and 3, respectively. Staples and Ploeger are both Libertarian nominees.  This marks only the second and third time in APN’s nearly seven year history that we […]

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