Category Archives: voting

Khaatim El, David Dorsey Fund Brown’s APS Campaign

  (APN) ATLANTA — In the five-person race to elect a replacement for former Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education Chairman Khaatim El (District 2), El has indicated which candidate he is supporting, with his dollars: Angela Brown’s October 2011 disclosure shows a 500 dollar donation from El. In addition, Brown’s disclosure shows a 125 dollar donation from David Dorsey, […]

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Broadbent Inconsistent in Fulton, Milton Statements

  (APN) ATLANTA — Steve Broadbent, who was the Republican nominee for Chairman of Fulton County in 2010, has made statements in his campaign for Johns Creek City Council which are inconsistent with statements he made in 2010 regarding Fulton County and the Milton County movement. Broadbent participated in a sit-down interview with APN during the 2010 race, and unlike […]

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Gay Milton Councilman, Alan Tart, Seeks Reelection

(APN) ATLANTA — City of Milton Councilman Alan Tart (Post 6), an openly homosexual man living with his male partner, David, in the most right-wing city in the State of Georgia, is seeking reelection in the upcoming November 2011 General Election. Previously, Atlanta Progressive News, in partnership with the now-defunct Beacon newspaper, reported on the social and cultural significance of […]

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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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Beskin, APS Liaison, Running against State Sen. Stoner

(APN) ATLANTA — Beth Beskin, a Buckhead attorney who previously ran against State Sen. Horacena Tate (D-Atlanta) in the 2010 General Election, and who was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal as one of his two liaisons to Atlanta Public Schools during the AdvancED/SACS CASI accreditation crisis, is running for a newly redistricted State Senate District 6 seat, Atlanta Progressive News […]

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APN Chat with Angela Brown, APS Board Candidate

  (APN) ATLANTA — In continuing a series of interviews with candidates for the Atlanta Public Schools District 2 Special Election, Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Angela Brown. APN previously interviewed candidates Byron Amos, Dwanda Farmer, and Donald Walker, and left a voicemail requesting an interview with candidate Michael Jeter on his personal cell phone. Brown served as a […]

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APS Candidate Byron Amos Responds to UGK Youtube Controversy

  (APN) ATLANTA — Byron Amos, a candidate for the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2 Special Election, responded to the controversy surrounding his appearance in Youtube videos related to UGK Records, in a statement issued to Atlanta Progressive News. The fact of the matter regarding the recent Internet postings is that I have served the Hip-Hop community […]

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APN Chat with Donald Walker, APS Board Candidate

  (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing series of candidate interviews for the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2 Special Election, we sat down with Donald Walker to learn about his qualifications and positions on issues. Previously, Atlanta Progressive News has interviewed Byron Amos and Dwanda Farmer.  Tomorrow, APN is scheduled to interview Angela Brown.  APN has attempted […]

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Teachers’ Union Pulls Amos Support over Youtube Videos

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia Federation of Teachers withdrew the support of Byron Amos, one of the two candidates who they were supporting in the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2 Special Election, after learning that Amos appeared in several controversial videos on Youtube related to UGK Records. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Amos is […]

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APN Chat with Dwanda Farmer, APS Board Candidate

(APN) ATLANTA — In our ongoing series of interviews with candidates for the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2 Special Election, Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Dwanda Farmer. Previously, APN has interviewed Byron Amos.  APN also has requested an interview with Angela Brown and did receive a response from her campaign.  In the near future, APN hopes […]

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APN Chat with Byron Amos: APS Board Candidate, Organizer, Rap Producer

(APN) ATLANTA — With two months left until the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (District 2) Special Election to fill the seat formerly held by Khaatim El, Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Byron Amos, one of the five remaining candidates in the race. As previously reported by APN, Kwabena Nkromo dropped out of the race last month. The […]

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Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation in Atlanta Public Schools (Sponsored)

The Forward with Farmer Campaign Kicks Off with a Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation in Atlanta Public Schools #### (Sponsored blog post) Atlanta, GA — The Forward with Farmer Campaign for Atlanta Public Schools, District 2 is proud to kick off our campaign to Help Our Public Education (H.O.P.E.) in Atlanta by celebrating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation in Atlanta Public Schools on Tuesday, […]

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Nkromo Withdraws from Atlanta School Board Race (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — Kwabena Nkromo, a candidate for the Special Election for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2, has withdrawn from the race. Previously, Atlanta Progressive News reported that Nkromo did not live in District 2 from at least November 2010 to April 2011 because he lived with his ex-girlfriend in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood. APN also reported that […]

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Ex-Girlfriend Threatens APN Libel Suit over Nkromo Sex Tape Reference (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The ex-girlfriend of Kwabena Nkromo, who is now a candidate for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2, has threatened Atlanta Progressive News with a libel suit following an August 03, 2011, article in APN concerning Nkromo.  (SEE EDITORIAL NOTE BELOW REGARDING UPDATE.) In the August 03, 2011, article, APN reported that Nkromo is ineligible to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Nkromo Ineligible for School Board Seat (UPDATE 2)

  (APN) ATLANTA — Kwabena Nkromo, a community activist who recently announced his intention to run in the November 2011 Special Election for a vacancy in the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2 seat, is not eligible to run for the seat, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. In order to be eligible to run for the seat, the […]

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