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Choicepoint President Funds Secretary of State Candidate Scott Holcomb

With additional reporting by Betty Clermont, Staff Writer. (APN) ATLANTA – With the Georgia Primary for Secretary of State only days away, Atlanta Progressive News has learned Democratic Candidate Michael “Scott” Holcomb has accepted campaign contributions from the President of Choicepoint Corporation and the President’s wife. Choicepoint has come under scrutiny for its well-researched acquisition of the company responsible for […]

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Homophobic Bigots Target Bookstore in Atlanta

By Douglas Hartley, Staff Writer, The Atlanta Progressive News, with additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — Anti-homosexual religious protestors have targeted Outwrite Bookstore in Midtown Atlanta on three consecutive weekends since mid-June, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “We’ve never had protestors in the 12 and a half years we’ve been here,” Philip Rafshoon, Outwrite Bookstore Owner said in […]

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US Rep. McKinney (D-GA) Meets Progressives at American Blackout Screening

(APN) DECATUR — US Congresswoman McKinney (D-GA) wowed a progressive audience here at the packed Push Push Theater during a forum following a screening of the film American Blackout.  “You are like a Malcolm X,” one audience member said. About 100 progressive activists and concerned citizens from Atlanta and Decatur had the opportunity to interact with the Congresswoman, who answered […]

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APN Candidate Endorsements 2006 (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA – Atlanta Progressive News’s 2006 Candidate Endorsements reflect the opinions of the Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors, based on research conducted in the process of covering local news. We encourage everyone to form their own opinion, and most importantly, to go out and vote, period. US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 4-Incumbent US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) If […]

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Update on Oxendine Cab Allegations

(APN) ATLANTA — On March 1, 2005, after declaring his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor, Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine staged a media event – with himself in the starring role – to record the arrest of Barnesville insurance agent, Robert Waterhouse, as previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News. Oxendine withdrew his candidacy for higher office the same day Waterhouse was […]

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Task Force for the Homeless Plans Community Hub

(APN) ATLANTA — Homeless advocates are planning a fabulous redesign of the Peachtree and Pine Homeless Shelter into a major community hub, where the homeless will eventually run a coffee shop, restaurant, market, art studio, and rooftop garden, to enhance downtown culture and provide themselves a way out of poverty. Everyone at the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, […]

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Lieutenant Governor Hopefuls Debate in Atlanta

(APN) ATLANTA — All five Democratic Candidates for Lieutenant Governor spoke at a recent forum at the Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, on June 6, 2006, on topics such as education, transportation, immigration, and faith-based government programs. The forum was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Georgia and moderated by Tom Regan of WSB-TV. Neither of the Republicans decided […]

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APN Chat with Miss Angela and her Young Rapper

(APN) ATLANTA — “Vote for Miss Angela,” the rap song, available at www.angelasos06.com, has been playing on radio stations and personal computers across the nation after a recent explosion of interest. What is the idea behind a 13 year old rapping for Angela Moore, Georgia’s potentially first Black Secretary of State? What controversy has resulted? “We had naysayers who tell […]

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Universal Health Care Events held in Atlanta

Additional reporting by Sarah Epting, Staff Writer. (APN) ATLANTA – Elected officials, medical workers, and activists gathered at events nationwide on June 07, 2006, to demand Universal Health Care for all Americans which would build upon the success and effectiveness of the Medicare Program. The events were held on 6/7/06, National Health Insurance Day, to coincide with US Rep. John […]

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APN Chat with US Sen. Menendez (D-NJ)

(APN) ATLANTA – US Senator Menendez (D-NJ) is “looking closely” at signing on to US Senator Russell Feingold’s (D-WI) bill to censure President Bush, Senator Menendez told Atlanta Progressive News during an in-person interview. Menendez told Atlanta Progressive News that many US Senators are looking closely at the bill, S Res 398. When they are satisfied after investigating the facts […]

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Gore May Run Again in 2008 for US President, Warns of Global Warming

(APN) ATLANTA – Al Gore may be a “recovering politician,” but “You always have to worry about a relapse,” Gore told Atlanta Progressive News. The in-person exchange with the former Vice President took place following a special screening of “An Inconvenient Truth,” here at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta. Following the screening of the absolutely breathtaking and monumental film about […]

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