Category Archives: City of Atlanta

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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