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Doris Benit, 1927-2016, Grandmother for Peace, !Presente!

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(APN) ATLANTA — Doris Benit, 88, an activist and Grandmother for Peace, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away on, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, after spending time in hospice care in connection with heart issues.   Benit focused not only on peace, in her opposition to U.S. invasions and occupations around the world; but on economic justice issues like health care and […]

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Cecilia Mitchell, 1951-2015, !Presente!

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(APN) ATLANTA — Cecilia Florence “Ceci” Mitchell, 63, passed away on April 26, 2015.  Mitchell was known in Atlanta as a passionate advocate, working on such issues as equality, peace, and environmental justice.   This is a belated obituary because Atlanta Progressive News only recently learned of her passing when a letter to her home from APN was returned from […]

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Horace Tribble, 1938 – 2015, !Presente!

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(APN) ATLANTA — Horace Tribble, 77, a community activist with such organizations as the Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta, the Open Door Community, and Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority, was discovered in his home to have passed away, on yesterday, Wednesday, September 30, 2015.   He was also an appointee by Fulton County to the Commission on Disability Affairs, a […]

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Former State Sen. Julian Bond, 1940-2015, !Presente!

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Photograph by Eduardo Montes-Bradley.   (APN) ATLANTA — Former State Sen. Horace Julian Bond (D-Atlanta), a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, has passed away, on Saturday, August 15, 2015, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced this morning, Sunday, August 16.   In 1965, Bond was one of eleven Black candidates elected to the Georgia House of Representatives after […]

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Dave Walker, 1945-2015, !Presente!

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(APN) ATLANTA — David Gregory Walker, 70, an advocate for transparency, citizen participation, and ethics in government in Atlanta and beyond, has passed away on yesterday, Sunday, July 05, 2015.   Walker was best known for his role as a citizen advocate at meetings of the Atlanta City Council and its seven Committees, where he would make public comment that […]

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A. Reginald Eaves, 1934-2015, !Presente! (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — Former Fulton County Commissioner A. Reginald Eaves, 81, has passed away.  He was an activist, an elected official, and a journalist for People TV.   Mr. Eaves served as Fulton County Commissioner from 1979 to 1987, and was the first Black person to serve as Public Safety Commissioner for the City of Atlanta, from 1974 to 1978. […]

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Arianna Sikes, 1979-2014, !Presente!

(APN) ATLANTA — Arianna Sikes, who served as a Policy Advisor and Senior Council Aide to Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4), was found to have passed away on yesterday, May 24, 2014.  She was described as a “breath of fresh air” at Atlanta City Hall.   “She was a wonderful staff person of mine.  She will be greatly […]

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Mike Ritter, 1965-2014, !Presente!

  With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.     (APN) ATLANTA — Mike Ritter, art director of the GA Voice magazine; an award-winning editorial cartoonist; and LGBTQI rights activist, died Sunday March 30, 2014 of complications from open heart surgery.  He was 48.   Ritter was born in Seattle, Washington, on August 21, 1965, and grew up in Ritzville […]

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Roberto Moraes, 1941-2014, !Presente!

  Photograph Courtesy of Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (APN) ATLANTA — Roberto Moraes, a well-known progressive activist throughout the Metro Atlanta area, who championed causes of peace and justice, died Monday, February 24, 2014, in his native Sao Paulo, Brazil.  He was 72.   Moraes suffered a stroke on February 13 while visiting his children in Brazil.  He […]

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Evelyn Lowery, 1925-2013, !Presente! (UPDATE 2)

(APN) Mrs. Evelyn Gibson Lowery, a civil rights and women’s empowerment hero, died early Thursday morning, September 26, 2013 in her home after complications from a stroke.  She was 88.     Evelyn and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, were active in the Civil Rights Movement from its inception.  The two participated in the march for voting […]

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Mike Vosburg-Casey, 1974-2013, !Presente!

(APN) ATLANTA — Mike Vosburg-Casey, 39, an activist who opposed antidemocratic US intervention in the affairs of other nations, particularly in Latin America and South America; who opposed the School of Americas (SOA) [now called the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation, WHINSEC]; who advocated for civil and human rights on behalf of poor and homeless people; and who opposed […]

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Richard Van Slyke, !Presente!, 1944-2013

(APN) ATLANTA — Richard Van Slyke, an Atlanta-based progressive activist and documentary filmmaker, has passed away at the age of 68, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.  Van Slyke had a stroke and passed away last week, according to his son, Ian Van Slyke. Van Slyke was best known in activist circles as a documentary filmmaker with his company, Roaming Video, […]

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Adam Shapiro, ~1951-2012, !Presente!

(APN) ATLANTA — Adam Shapiro, host of Current Events on WRFG 89.3 FM radio and a long-time progressive activist in Atlanta, who fought for social change despite obstacles associated with his being completely blind, has died.  He is believed to have been 61. He was found dead in his apartment on yesterday, Friday, September 14, 2012, Atlanta Progressive News has […]

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AHA Commissioner Wayne Jones, 1935-2012, Presente!

(APN) ATLANTA — Wayne Jones, 77, Member of the Board of Commissioners of the Atlanta Housing Authority, who served as a resident representative since 2010, died on Friday, April 20, 2012, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Jones was nominated by Mayor Kasim Reed in 2010, to replace James Elder Brown, who previously served on the BOC as a resident representative. […]

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