Category Archives: Mayor Kasim Reed

Mitchell, Moore, Bond Blast Mayor Reed’s Pension Scare Tactics

  (APN) ATLANTA — Council President Ceasar Mitchell and Council Members Felicia Moore (District 9) and Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) criticized Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in scathing comments during the Full Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta on Monday June 06, 2011. Mitchell, Moore, and Bond were responding to the ongoing scare tactics by Mayor Reed related […]

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State Rep. Rashad Taylor Comes Out of the Closet

By Arit Essien, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News, with additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — In a noon press conference today, State Rep. Rashad Taylor, who has worked extensively with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, told reporters, “I am a gay man.” Rep. Taylor stood next to his mother, and was surrounded by supporters and fellow legislators as […]

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Deal, Reed, Muhammad Nudge Atlanta BOE Chairman El towards Resignation

(APN) ATLANTA — On various occasions over the last few weeks, key political players at the local and state levels have been nudging Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education Chairman Khaatim El towards resignation; and a Board vote on a new Chairperson might be drawing close, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. According to one Board Member who attended a closed-door […]

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Atlanta Council Opposes APS Board Replacement Law

(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta voted Monday, May 02, 2011, to express their opposition to SB 79, which Republican Governor Nathan Deal has signed, and which gives Deal the power to recommend removal of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education members. The resolution states that the Council is not supportive of the law and asks the […]

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City Hires former Reporter, Ramage, as Citizen Advocate

(APN) ATLANTA — In an interesting twist of events, the City of Atlanta has hired Stephanie Ramage, former reporter, editor, and columnist for the Sunday Paper magazine, as its first Citizen Advocate. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Sunday Paper ceased covering news, let Ramage go, and went online-only.  Meanwhile, Ramage had started her own blog at stephanieramage.com. When […]

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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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