Category Archives: voting

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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Crowded Field of Candidates in APS Board Special Election

  (APN) ATLANTA — At least five people have expressed interest in running for the vacant Atlanta Public School Board of Education (District 2) seat, left vacant by Khaatim El, who resigned from the Board on July 11, 2011. District 2 is located in the south central part of the City of Atlanta and is identical to City Council Districts […]

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Atlanta Councilwoman Winslow Draws Early Challenger

Atlanta Councilwoman Winslow Draws Early Challenger By Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — Kwabena Nkromo has announced his intent to challenge Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) in the 2013 Municipal Election, according to an email he sent to Atlanta Progressive News. Nkromo writes that he wants to promote and develop a significant urban gardening program in the District which […]

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Right-Wing City, Milton, Elects Homosexual Councilman Under the Radar

This article first appeared on The Beacon website at: http://www.beaconcastmedia.com/politics-/Can-A-Gay-Man-Win-ReElection-To-Georgias-Most-Conservative-City-060111-2930 (APN) ATLANTA — Alan Tart is a successful professional employee with the federal government, holds elected office, has a beautiful young daughter — and lives with a male partner named David. Tart lives in the new North Fulton city of Milton, one the most affluent, highly educated and Republican leaning […]

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Rev. Lowery Sues over North Fulton Cities, Claims Black Vote Dilution

This article first appeared on The Beacon website at: http://www.beaconcastmedia.com/news/-Rev-Lowery-Sues-over-North-Fulton-Cities-Claims-Black-Vote-Dilution-2887 (APN) ATLANTA — Rev. Joseph Lowery, one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil Rights Movement who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, has joined with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and several Black residents of North Fulton and Dekalb Counties, to challenge what has been the creation of […]

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