Category Archives: Black Lives Matter

Officer Robert Olsen Indicted, Arrested for Murder of Anthony Hill

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(APN) DECATUR — On Thursday, January 21, 2016, after eight hours of hearing evidence, a criminal grand jury indicted DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen on six counts for the murder of Anthony Hill.   The charges include two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of making a false statement, and two counts of violation […]

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African Americans for Hillary Clinton Event disrupted by Song, Chants of “Black Lives Matter”


(APN) ATLANTA — On yesterday, Friday, October 30, 2015, thousands gathered at Clark Atlanta University’s Epps Gymnasium to hear Presidential candidate, and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speak, as she rolled out her African Americans for Hillary campaign at the historic Black college.   Clinton took the stage and acknowledged and thanked prominent Civil Rights Movement leaders from the […]

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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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Activists, Mother Demand Video in Alexia Christian Police Killing

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(APN) ATLANTA — “No justice, no peace!  No tape-hiding police!” came the chant outside a west Atlanta IHOP restaurant on the morning of Tuesday, September 1, 2015.   In April 2015, two Atlanta Police Department (APD) officers shot and killed Alexia Christian in highly questionable circumstances.   APN has previously reported on the police killing in depth:   […]

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Transgender Activists Take Issue with MARTA, APD; Say Black Trans Lives Matter

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlantans joined with activists in other U.S. cities for Trans Liberation Tuesday on August 25, 2015, with nearly one hundred supporters gathering at Underground Atlanta for the event.   Organizers of the event spoke with Atlanta Progressive News about problems with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and the Atlanta Police Department (APD) the transgender community […]

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RCP, Black Activists Feud on Twitter as Janelle Monae Performs in Atlanta


  (APN) ATLANTA — Singer Janelle Monae and other members of Wondaland performed in front of a large crowd on Monday, August 31, 2015 as part of a rally organized by Stop Mass Incarceration Network and the Revolution Club (Revolutionary Communist Party, also known as RCP or RevCom).   At each stop of Janelle Monae and Wondaland’s The Eephus Tour […]

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It’s Bigger Than You holds One Year Anniversary March

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Tuesday, August 19, 2015, one year anniversary of the It’s Bigger Than You movement, the group marked the occasion with a commemorative march starting at the CNN Center.  Forty supporters marched through downtown Atlanta, despite heavy rain and thunder.   “Today was about celebrating the resistance work that has been happening on the ground for the […]

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Stone Mountain’s Neo-Confederates Target Anti-Racist Activists Online

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(APN) ATLANTA — Two groups involved in a recent pro-Confederate flag rally appear to have threateningly targeted counter-demonstrators online.   The counter protesters included Aurielle Marie Lucier, Tommy DiMassimo, Ariella Riapos, and Lucas Javier Valderranna.  Their activities were recorded by photographer Steve Eberhardt.   The groups had posted on their Facebook pages the names, background information, and contact information of […]

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Seven Arrested Protesting DeKalb Killing of Anthony Hill

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With additional reporting on the police reports by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — On Saturday, March 14, 2015, friends of Anthony Hill from his apartment complex in unincorporated DeKalb County, and from the surrounding community, held a memorial service on the spot where he was killed by DeKalb County Police.   Hill was killed by DeKalb Police on […]

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Moral Monday Takes On Law Enforcement Reform at Capitol


(APN) ATLANTA — Moral Monday Georgia took action for the second time during the 2015 Legislative Session on January 26, 2015, when members of the coalition convened at the State Capitol, urging lawmakers to pass a Law Enforcement Reform package.   Over one hundred people formed a circle in the Capitol Rotunda, singing Civil Rights songs adapted to address the […]

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Black Lives Matter “Reclaims MLK” with Powerful Parade Takeover

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, January 20, 2015, Atlanta’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day parade was imbued with a spirit of resistance this year, as local members of the Black Lives Matter network took action to “Reclaim MLK.”   As protests have continued nationwide, in response to heightened awareness surrounding police murder of young people of color, community leaders […]

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Young Activists Blockade I-75/85 in Ferguson Solidarity Action

By Anna Simonton, Staff Writer (October 27, 2014) (APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, activists shut down four lanes of northbound traffic on I-75/85 for more than half an hour.  The action was part the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. It was also part of a […]

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