Category Archives: racism

Johns Creek Waxes Inflammatory in MARTA Half Cent Tax Opposition

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, November 16, 2015, the City Council of Johns Creek unanimously passed a resolution opposing any tax increases to pay for MARTA expansion into North Fulton coming through their city.   Both Councilmembers Lenny Zaprowski (Post 1) and Steve Broadbent (Post 6) suggested the resolution be tabled until the next meeting to allow for public comment. […]

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Activists Target Coca Cola at Stone Mountain for Supporting Park

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(APN) STONE MOUNTAIN, Georgia — Opposing forces struggle for the mind and soul of the U.S. South, as the controversy over the meaning of the Confederate battle flag and Confederate monument plays out at Stone Mountain Park.   On Saturday, August 22, 2015, activists from Rise Up Georgia flew a banner connecting Coca Cola’s funding of the park to the […]

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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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Atlanta Councilman Receives Threat after Stone Mountain Resolution Passes

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(APN) ATLANTA — On July 20, 2015, the City Council of Atlanta approved and adopted 15-R-3870, a resolution by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1 At-Large), calling for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to approve and implement a study group to determine what additions, if any, could be added Georgia’s well-known icon, Stone Mountain.   The carving there depicts three figures […]

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Gammon Street Closure Escalates Racial Tensions in Gentrifying South Atlanta


(APN) ATLANTA — For over one month, Gammon Street, a public road in South Atlanta, has been closed off under questionable legal and political circumstances.   The closure appears to have been prompted by the complaints of White residents, who do not care for Carver High School students traversing through their neighborhoods.   One woman, Kristi Wood, has led a […]

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KKK Flyers Distributed, Man Arrested during Selma 50th Anniversary

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Photograph of crowd by Gloria Tatum; photograph of flyer courtesy of Junia Joseph. (APN) SELMA, Alabama — During the March 07 and 08, 2015 weekend events commemorating the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama, where President Barack Obama and other dignitaries honored the sacrifices of civil rights leaders, a hateful force was emerging again in the back streets […]

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Councilman Watson Accused Adrean of Racism over “White Paper”

(APN) ATLANTA — At the November 14, 2012 Finance/Executive Committee Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, Councilman Aaron Watson (Post 2-at-large) accused Yolanda Adrean (District 8) of racism over her use of the term “white paper” and accused her of only being satisfied with testimony from White city officials.     Watson is currently running for reelection and is […]

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Georgians Rally for “Quitman Ten Plus Two”

(APN) QUITMAN — On Saturday, February 25, 2012, over five hundred Georgia citizens marched in support of the Quitman Ten Plus Two.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the twelve have been accused of voter fraud in a local Board of Education election in Brooks County, Georgia, in 2010. Activists are calling the Quitman case a modern-day civil rights […]

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