Category Archives: City of Atlanta

Beltline Inc. Attempts to Deceive City Council about BAHAB’s Original Recommendations

Beltline Inc. Attempts to Deceive City Council By Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — Beltline Inc. attempted to deceive the Community Development and Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta in a series of responses to questions posed by Atlanta Progressive News regarding the Beltline Affordable Housing Trust Fund (BAHTF). The Beltline answered a series of questions presented in […]

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Phillip Rush Center Emerges as Shared GLBTQI Community Space

  (APN) ATLANTA — Since its grand opening in 2009, the Phillip Rush Center, located at 1530 Dekalb Avenue, has emerged as a new, shared community space for Atlanta’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and intersex community. The facility is named after Phillip Rush, a respected Atlanta activist and philanthopist, who died in April 2009 at age 55. Rush served […]

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PETA Activists, “Elephant” Block Entrance to City Hall, 3 Arrested

(APN) ATLANTA — Four Atlanta activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals blocked the entrance to Atlanta City Hall today, as part of a demonstration against the alleged abuse of elephants by the Ringling Brothers circus. Three activists–Rachel Ewon, 25; Reagan Kimball, 31; and Jamie Salazar, 25–were handcuffed after blocking the entrance for about twenty minutes.  A fourth […]

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Persistent Plane Contrails Cover Atlanta Skies, Raise Concerns

With additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale, News Editor.   (APN) ATLANTA — Over the last several months, Atlanta Progressive News and Atlanta residents have been documenting an increase in white lines left from airplanes flying overhead, sometimes covering Atlanta’s skies with persistent plane contrails. Persistent airplane contrails have in fact been appearing more and more all over the country and […]

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APS Ethics Panel Pursuing El Cases, Considering Outside Officer for English Case

(APN) ATLANTA — Several Atlanta Public Schools parents have contacted Atlanta Progressive News to report significant progress at last night’s Atlanta Public Schools Ethics Commission meeting, of Wednesday, February 09, 2011. First, the Commission agreed to investigate the two ethics complaints filed against APS Board of Education Chairman Khaatim El. As previously reported by APN, El received private, pro bono […]

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APS Member English Hasn’t Paid Ethics Fine

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education Member Courtney English has yet to pay his ethics fine, two weeks since it became due, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Howard Grant of APS confirmed to APN in a phone conversation that, as of this morning, English had not paid the fine, which he has already agreed to pay. It […]

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Parents Group Opposes Complicity of Schools in Military Recruitment: 2001’s No Child Left Behind Act Forces Release of Private Student Info

(APN) ATLANTA — Susan Keith noticed when her son, Martin, 16, a student at Decatur High School, received 8-10 mailings in the span of nine months from military recruiters. The mailings were full color glossy pieces promising free dog tags or sunglasses if he sent in a reply card.When she found out that Decatur High, along with every other high […]

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Willie Ricks Says He Was Brutalized by Morehouse College Police: Photos of Civil Rights Leader Show Bruised Shoulder (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — (Update and Correction, 12/12/05: APN has spoken with Mr. Ricks and he says the charges were not dropped, even though an initial APN transcript of Ricks’s TDC documentary said the charges were dropped. APN will publish its exclusive media interview with Mr. Ricks in the coming days.) Willie Ricks, aka Mukasa Dada, says he was brutally mistreated […]

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Activists Rally at Rosa Parks’s Anniversary at Lenox Mall

(APN) ATLANTA — 45 activists rallied today at Lenox Mall in Atlanta, Georgia, to remember Rosa Parks and protest poverty, racism, and war. The rally began at 11:30 am and ended at 1 pm. Protesters held banners reading, “Shut the War Down,” “End Poverty, Racism, and War,” and “Fund Hurricane Relief! Not the War in Iraq!” The honking of horns, […]

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