Category Archives: National

Tiny Home Movement Arrives in Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Tiny Home Movement is rapidly spreading across the country from Washington State to Florida.  A tiny home is anything under 500 square feet.   Atlanta is beginning to join the Tiny Home Movement, in part due to the work of Will Johnston.  He hosts monthly meetings to advocate and educate the public and politicians on the […]

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Clarkston Mayor, Ted Terry, Welcoming Syrian Refugees

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(APN) ATLANTA — Mayor Ted Terry of Clarkston is stepping up with compassionate solutions, while many others merely watch the Syrian refugee disaster unfold on Facebook.   “Clarkston is ready to step up and do our part to welcome more Syrians, more Iraqis, more Afghanis to our City,” Terry told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on September 10, 2015.   “Our Christian […]

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Bernie Sanders, Candidate for President, Visits Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about real issues that working people care about to an enthusiastic crowd of over one thousand supporters in downtown Atlanta, Friday night, September 11, 2015, at 200 Peachtree Street.   He emphasized in his speech that no President can deal with the crisis facing working families unless there is a mass […]

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Modern-day U.S. Secession Movements are Ideologically Diverse (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) PORTLAND, Oregon — As Georgians continue to debate the future of Stone Mountain and whether the carving of Confederate leaders should be removed, supplemented, or left alone, it is worth noting that there are several modern-day movements for secession throughout the U.S. that are guided by a common desire for self-determination.   Modern-day movements for secession in the Pacific […]

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Ten Years After Katrina, Atlanta Organizers Team Up With Gulf South Rising

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(APN) NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Louisiana, organizers from Atlanta traveled there to participate in a week of action, from August 23 to 30, 2015, under the banner of Gulf South Rising.  Atlanta Progressive News traveled to New Orleans to observe first-hand.   Gulf South Rising is an initiative launched earlier this year […]

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Activists Protest UPS’s Shipping of Animal “Trophies” in Wake of Cecil Killing

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(APN) ATLANTA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is pressuring shipping company UPS to stop shipping exotic trophy animal parts, following the recent outcry over the death of Cecil the lion.   Walter Palmer, a U.S. recreational big-game hunter killed Cecil, a Southwest African lion, on July 01, 2015, leading to international outcry and debate over recreational […]

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Former State Sen. Jason Carter Appointed Chair of Carter Center Board

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — Former State Sen. Jason Carter (D-Atlanta), grandson to former President Jimmy Carter of Georgia, was named the Chair of the Carter Center Board of Trustees this past March 2015 and will take his post on November 20, 2015.   “Carter, a member of the Carter Center Board of Trustees […]

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Cold Case Justice Initiative Reveals Findings from U.S. South

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(APN) DECATUR — The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition hosted The Cold Case Justice Initiative (CCJI) at the Decatur Library in downtown Decatur, Georgia, on Tuesday, August 04, 2015.   http://www.syr.edu/coldcaselaw/   Prof. Janis McDonald from Syracuse University College of Law, along with five law students, talked about cold cases, including missing and murdered individuals from the past, and recent […]

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Atlanta Bee Advocates Protest Monsanto on National Day of Action

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(APN) ATLANTA — On National Honey Bee Day, August 15, 2015, over 200 cities participated in events called Bee Against Monsanto.  In Atlanta, the event was held at Freedom Farmer’s Market at the Carter Center to educate the public about the importance of bees and the devastation of bee colony collapse.   Bees are one of myriad animals–including birds, bats, […]

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NAACP Marches Through Atlanta on 860 Mile Journey to D.C.

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(APN) ATLANTA — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s “America’s Journey for Justice” mass meeting garnered nearly two hundred attendees on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the King Center.   Atlanta marked mile 234 of a planned 860-mile march from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, D.C.   The catchphrase “Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, and Our Schools […]

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Congress Stalls on Restoring Full Voting Rights Act, as Atlantans Mark Act’s 50 Years

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Photograph courtesy of Joyce Dorsey.   (APN) ATLANTA — August 06, 2015 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the day the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.   However, as Atlanta advocates gathered at Wheat Street Baptist Church to commemorate, it was not solely a celebratory occasion, given that the Supreme Court of […]

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Activists Rally in Atlanta to Celebrate EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, August 05, 2015, over two hundred people gathered at Liberty Plaza, across from the Georgia State Capitol, to celebrate and support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan (CPP).   The group was diverse with representatives from the faith community, business community, environmental organizations, elected officials, as well as just plain folks.   […]

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Former U.S. Rep. McKinney Completes PhD, Studied COINTELPRO

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(APN) ATLANTA — Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) has completed her PhD in Leadership and Change at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio.   Much of her studies, including her dissertation, have been focused on the COINTELPRO program, the U.S. government’s counter-intelligence program.   “It’s been a tough road, but I made it.  I’ve been in many different PhD […]

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Georgia, U.S. Leaders, Advocates Praise EPA Clean Power Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — Yesterday, Monday, August 03, 2015, President Barack Obama and the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final Clean Power Plan, or rule that is intended to turn the tide on climate change.   It will cut U.S. carbon pollution from the power sector by 870 million tons, or 32 percent below 2005 levels, in 2030.   […]

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Atlantans Had Productive White House Visit for LEAD Symposium

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(APN) ATLANTA — On July 02 and 03, 2015, police officers, prosecutors, elected officials, community leaders and healthcare professionals from more than thirty U.S. cities gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program.   As previously, exclusively reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Atlanta Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2); Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard; Atlanta […]

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