Category Archives: Shirley Franklin

Virginia “Ginny” Looney, 1952-2014, ¡Presente!

(APN) ATLANTA — Virginia “Ginny” Lucile Looney, the first ethics officer for the City of Atlanta, and passionate advocate for transparency in government, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the age of 61 after a five-year battle with ovarian cancer. Looney was born September 11, 1952 and grew up in Huntsville, Alabama.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Southern […]

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National Civil and Human Rights Museum Opens in Atlanta

(APN) ATLANTA — Earlier this week, Atlanta’s new National Civil and Human Rights Museum opened to the public.  The museum is located at 100 Ivan Allen Jr., Boulevard, between the World of Coca-Cola museum and the Georgia Aquarium.  The land was donated by Coca-Cola.  The museum cost 80 million dollars to build, relying to a great extent on corporate donors. […]

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Possible Bribery of Atlanta Official Seen in Special Master’s Ruling in Task Force Lawsuit

  (APN) ATLANTA — A former Atlanta City Councilwoman who served as a Policy Advisor to then-Mayor Shirley Franklin may have accepted a bribe to help carry out a conspiracy by downtown business interests to attempt to sabotage the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, Special Master Frank Strickland ruled in an Order dated January 25, 2014, Atlanta Progressive […]

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Attacks Begin in Post 3 Willis/Dickens Council Race

  (APN) ATLANTA — The attacks have begun to fly in the Post 3-at-large race, where embattled incumbent Lamar Willis is facing a challenge from newcomer Andre Dickens.   Willis is one of the least progressive members of the Atlanta City Council, with a score of 36.84 out of 100 on the APN City Council Scorecard.  Willis has a history […]

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Former Mayor Bill Campbell May Run for Atlanta Council Seat (UPDATE 1)

  UPDATE 1: Tom Houck, a close friend of Campbell’s, tells Atlanta Progressive News that he has no reason to believe that Campbell is running for office.  He said he has never heard Campbell even talk about running. (APN) Former Mayor of Atlanta Bill Campbell may return to politics in this year’s Municipal Elections by running for a seat on […]

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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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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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Former Mayor Franklin’s Privatization Schemes Go National

(APN) ATLANTA — Former Mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin is now the CEO of an organization called Purpose- Built Communities, whose goal is to promote demolitions of low-income housing and privatization of public schools, in emulation of Atlanta’s East Lake model, across the entire nation. Doing public relations for PBC is none other than Alisias, the controversial PR firm who […]

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AHA Board Slashes Alisias Contract, Chastises CEO Glover

(APN) ATLANTA — Sparks were flying today, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the Atlanta Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, as the Board voted to slash the fiscal year 2012 budget item for the Alisias PR firm from 750,000 dollars to 84,000 dollars, or 7,000 dollars per month. The Board of Commissioners under the Mayor Shirley Franklin administration, including current […]

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