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APN Interview with Clarence Blalock, District 1 Candidate for Atlanta City Council

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Photographs by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.  With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — With the Atlanta City Council District 1 race wide open following the announced retirement of incumbent Councilwoman Carla Smith (District 1), several political newcomers have entered the race, including Clarence Blalock.   Prior to Smith’s announcement, Blalock told Atlanta Progressive News […]

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Court Declares Feb. 2020 CD/HS Minutes State in Error that Vote Occurred

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(APN) ATLANTA — The official meeting minutes of the February 11, 2020 Community Development/Human Services Committee Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta erroneously state that a vote occurred, when in fact a vote did not occur, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee Ellerbe declared in a May 20, 2021 Order.   Court Order: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CbZqW27PmkTWoToqbAklMg9lLM-wfwC-/view?usp=sharing   Atlanta Progressive News’s […]

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Atlanta Council District 1 Race Wide Open after Smith Retires (UPDATE 1)

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Images published for educational purposes pursuant to Fair Use doctrine.  Image of Clarence Blalock by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council District 1 race is wide open after longtime incumbent Councilwoman Carla Smith announced her retirement in a letter to constituents.   “Twenty years as your City Councilperson: I will reach this […]

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“Third Parties” Score Court Victory in Georgia Ballot Access Case brought by Libertarians

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(APN) ATLANTA — “Third party” candidates, or what in Georgia law are called “political body” candidates, scored a major court victory on Monday, March 29, 2021, when U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May ruled in favor of the Georgia Libertarian Party, Libertarian voters, and Libertarian candidates who argued that Georgia’s restrictive laws make it far too difficult for anyone […]

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Editorial: Facebook is Disney’s Ursula, Stealing Our Voice and Putting It in a Shell

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    Image of Disney’s Ursula published for educational purposes pursuant to fair use doctrine.   (APN) ATLANTA — Remember Disney’s The Little Mermaid?  There was an evil sea monster named Ursula.   Ursula the sea monster convinces Ariel, the mermaid, to exchange her voice for legs to walk on land.  Ariel sings; and as she sings, her voice physically leaves her […]

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Councilwoman Winslow Insults Commenter on Hot Microphone

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta’s longest-serving current Councilmember, Cleta Winslow (District 4) continued to demonstrate her contempt for members of the public, when late last year she was caught on a hot microphone insulting a woman making public comment.   During the November 10, 2020 City Utilities Committee Meeting, Councilwoman Winslow could be overheard sighing and making derogatory remarks as public […]

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NPU Secures Deep Affordability Option in Atlanta Housing Policy

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, March 15, 2021, the City Council of Atlanta approved City of Atlanta Ordinance 20-O-1729, requiring affordable housing to be included in new housing developments surrounding the Westside Park that is currently being developed.     Due to neighborhood advocacy, the policy–known as an “Inclusionary Zoning policy” (IZ)–expands the definition of affordability to include truly affordable, or […]

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Apparent Push Poll Pushes Kasim Reed for Mayor of Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — A polling firm has been conducting an apparent push poll regarding the 2021 Atlanta Mayor’s race where the poll has been suggestive of Kasim Reed, the former Mayor of Atlanta, as a potential candidate for 2021.   Atlanta Progressive News’s Editor received a phone call on Feb. 20, 2021 from Political Opinion Research and participated in the […]

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State House Candidate Angela Moore Has History of Deception

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(APN) ATLANTA — Angela Moore, a candidate for State House of Representatives in the upcoming District 90 Special Election on Tuesday, March 09, 2021, has a history of deception, but she has advanced into a Run-off with former DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson (Super-District 7).   Angela Moore’s extraordinary works of fabrication include creating a fictitious campaign manager to avoid […]

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Appeal Sought as Judge Rules Records Act Excludes Penalties

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(APN) ATLANTA — The accountability of city, county, school board, and state agency officials to respond to open records requests from Georgia citizens now hangs in the balance, as a major enforcement provision of the Georgia Open Records Act was found to be unavailable to Georgia citizens by a Fulton County Superior Court Judge, the Hon. Kelly Lee Ellerbe, in […]

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Rep. Schofield Seeks 100% Clean, Renewable Energy in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — The State of Georgia has finally joined the national conversation around transitioning to a one hundred percent clean, renewable energy portfolio, with the introduction of House Resolution 70 by State Rep. Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta).   https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/59159   HR 70 is co-sponsored by some 29 House Members.   If adopted, the resolution would set Georgia on a path […]

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Atlanta Activists Learn about Tenants Buying their Buildings, D.C.’s Experience

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(APN) ATLANTA — On December 02 and 03, 2020, Atlanta activists and tenants, along with Atlanta City Council President Felicia A. Moore and Atlanta City Councilman Matt Westmoreland (Post 2-at-large), gathered around computers and mobile devices to learn about a Washington, D.C., housing policy that has been helping tenants purchase their own buildings since the 1980’s.   Housing Justice League […]

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Demographics, Organizing Solidified Georgia’s Blue Shift

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(APN) ATLANTA — After nearly twenty years of Republican domination of most if not all statewide races in Georgia, Georgia has finally shifted back to a blue, or Democratic Party majority, status.   Following President-elect Joe Biden’s win of Georgia’s Electoral College votes in November 2020, the voters of Georgia have decided to send U.S. Sen.-elect Rev. Raphael Warnock to […]

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