Category Archives: voting

Special Election February 07, 2012 – House 60 and 107

A Special Election will be held on February 07, 2012, in House Districts 60 and 107. “The elections are non-partisan special elections with no party primaries. However, each candidate’s party affiliation, if any, will be listed on the ballot,” according to Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office. HD 60 covers parts of Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton Counties.  State Rep. Gloria […]

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Amos Wins APS BOE Run-off, Raffensperger in Johns Creek

  (APN) ATLANTA — Byron Amos, the parent and community activist whose work promoting rap artists for UGK Records caused controversy in the community, has been elected to serve as the District 2 representative for the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education. Amos will serve through the end of the 2013 term, filling an unexpired seat for former Board Chairman […]

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Angela Brown Attack Mailer Distorts APN Interview

(APN) ATLANTA — A mailer attacking Angela Brown, candidate for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2, was received by voters throughout District 2 in recent days.  It states “She says she wants Atlanta school children to cross dress,” completely misrepresenting Brown’s interview with Atlanta Progressive News. The mailer includes quotes from Brown’s interview with APN in which APN […]

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Alleged Homophobic Fraudulent Robocalls in Milton Election

  (APN) ATLANTA — Alan Tart, the City Councilman in Milton whose election in 2007 was seen as remarkable– given that Tart is an openly homosexual man living in Georgia’s most Republican city–says two robocalls may have led to his recent loss to challenger, Lance Large. Previously, Atlanta Progressive News reported that Tart’s sexual orientation had not become a campaign […]

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Sunday Sales, E-SPLOST IV Pass; Amos, Brown in APS Run-off

  (APN) ATLANTA — Sunday alcohol sales passed overwhelmingly in cities across Fulton County, including Atlanta, Alpharetta, East Point, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Union City. Atlantans approved Sunday alcohol sales with 81.65 percent of the vote. The Georgia Legislature had approved earlier this year for cities and counties to hold referendums on the questions of Sunday […]

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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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