Category Archives: Mayor Kasim Reed

Reed Rewards Donors, Guards Secrecy in Airport Contracts

  (APN) ATLANTA — A number of high-profile campaign contributors to Mayor Kasim Reed have received airport contracts, raising concerns about possible pay-to-play, even while Reed’s Administration guards all aspects of the bidding process with great secrecy. At stake is who will benefit from tens of millions of dollars in revenue from one of the nation’s busiest airports. Over 250,000 […]

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Amos Wins APS BOE Run-off, Raffensperger in Johns Creek

  (APN) ATLANTA — Byron Amos, the parent and community activist whose work promoting rap artists for UGK Records caused controversy in the community, has been elected to serve as the District 2 representative for the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education. Amos will serve through the end of the 2013 term, filling an unexpired seat for former Board Chairman […]

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Atlanta Likely to Fund People TV for Another Year

  (APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta appears likely to approve a funding measure to extend the life of People TV, an Atlanta public access channel, for one year. The Finance/Executive Committee unanimously approved the funding last week, at the November 30, 2011, meeting. The proposed ordinance would transfer 180,000 dollars from the non-departmental budget for public access […]

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41 Days to Black for People TV; Council Slow to Act

  41 Days to Black for People TV; Council Slow to Act By Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — People TV will end its programming on December 31, 2011, if the City Council and Mayor of Atlanta do not take action. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, after the Georgia legislature passed franchising legislation that allowed AT&T to compete with […]

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(IPS) Occupy Movement Divides Civil Rights Activists

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105667   ATLANTA, Oct 31, 2011 (IPS) – While some veterans of the Civil Rights Movement have joined forces with the Occupy Movement, other civil rights advocates, some of a new generation, have been more critical, even as the city government’s response to the movement reached new levels. After two […]

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52 Occupy Atlanta Protesters Arrested

  With additional reporting, including information requests to APD, by Matthew Cardinale. (APN) ATLANTA — After three previous threats of evictions from the Mayor’s office and a continued build-up of police present around Woodruff Park–unoffically renamed Troy Davis Park by Occupy Atlanta–Atlanta Police arrested fifty-two members of Occupy Atlanta members were arrested around 1am, Wednesday morning, October 26, 2011. The […]

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Recall Effort Underway after Mayor Reed’s Response to Occupy Atlanta

  (APN) ATLANTA — Joe Beasley, a veteran activist of the Civil Rights Movement, is organizing an effort to recall Mayor Kasim Reed, after several heated exchanges yesterday between Reed and the Occupy Atlanta Movement. Since declaring his intent yesterday, Beasley told Atlanta Progressive News, “There’s interest, put it that way.” “We expressed our intention to recall, and I’ve got […]

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Schwall Reverses Own Eviction Order, after Task Force Appeals

  (APN) ATLANTA — Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall reversed his own disspossesory order against the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless after the Task Force filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Georgia. “The Court hereby VACATES its Order of Dispossessory entered October 17, 2011,” Schwall wrote in his order dated October 21. “Attached please […]

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Alex Wan Now Ranks as Least Progressive Atlanta Councilmember

  (APN) ATLANTA — Following two votes at the Full Council meeting on Monday, October 17, 2011, Atlanta Progressive News has revised its scorecard of Atlanta City Council Members, which now includes eighteen votes on legislation or other matters. APN first issued a scorecard in 2009, and has re-issued the scorecard with additional items twice previously. Of note in the […]

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(IPS) Occupy Movement Heats Up U.S. South

This article was first published on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105512 ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct 18, 2011 (IPS) – As the Occupy Movement spreads like wildfire across the United States and around the world, protests in the U.S. South are facing unique challenges. Occupy protests have sprouted up in countless cities across the U.S. South, including Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; […]

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Emory University Issues Response to Task Force Lawsuit

(APN) ATLANTA — Emory University and Emory Health Care have issued a statement in response to a request from Atlanta Progressive News concerning the lawsuit filed by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless regarding Emory’s alleged participation in the conspiracy to sabotage the shelter. “Emory University and Emory Healthcare were named as defendants in a Dekalb County lawsuit […]

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Task Force for the Homeless Sues Emory University

(APN) ATLANTA — The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has sued Emory University and Emory Healthcare for allegedly engaging in a conspiracy to sabotage the shelter, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by Atlanta Progressive News. The case, 11A39185-5 is filed in the State Court of DeKalb County.  The complaint was filed on Tuesday, October 11, […]

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Activists React to Glover’s Confirmed AHA Resignation

  (APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, October 03, 2011, Renee Glover, CEO of Atlanta Housing Authority, confirmed a report published the day before, October 02, in the Atlanta Progressive News, and stated her plans and intentions to resign from AHA. APN reported on October 02 on the previous week’s AHA Board of Commissioners meeting, where her employment appears to have […]

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Fulton, DeKalb Voters to Consider School Sales Tax Renewal

(APN) ATLANTA — In upcoming the November 08, 2011, election, Atlanta, Decatur, DeKalb, and Fulton voters will decide whether to renew a one percent, or one penny per dollar, sales tax for educational infrastructure.  If approved, this would be the third renewal, or Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) IV. Working families are hurting in the current economy, and Atlanta’s […]

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Glover May Soon Resign from AHA

(APN) ATLANTA — Renee Glover, the CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority who presided over the demolition and destruction of nearly all of Atlanta’s public housing, may soon resign from AHA, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. One member of AHA’s Board of Commissioners told APN they were expecting Glover to have resigned at a Board meeting last week and that […]

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