Monthly Archives: June 2015

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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Georgia’s Ballot Access Case Advances to Trial, Judge Wants Evidence of Effort by Greens, Constitution Party (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — On May 19, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Story issued an order denying summary judgment in the case of Green Party of Georgia and Constitution Party of Georgia v. Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State, setting stage for trial.   Georgia’s ballot access laws, or petition requirements, for statewide candidates–that is, one percent of statewide […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Judge Recommends Tyrone Brooks, Jr. be Struck from June 16 Contest to Fill Father’s Seat Atlanta Journal-Constitution Political Insider blog   Baby Beluga Whale  Born in Georgia Aquarium Has Died USA Today   Georgia Man Wandered Around Atlanta Airport With A Loaded AR 15 Because Something Might Happen Raw Story   Feds Financial Pitch for Medicaid Expansion […]

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Activists, Officials Take Fact-finding Trip to Seattle for LEAD Program

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(APN) ATLANTA — From April 14 to 16, 2015, Atlanta activists and elected officials were in Seattle, Washington, learning more about the city’s successful Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, also known as the Pre-Arrest Diversion.   The group consisted of Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2); Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr., (District 5); Atlanta City Deputy Solicitor […]

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APN Questionnaire, Marie Metze, House District 55 Special Election Candidate

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(APN) ATLANTA — In Atlanta Progressive News’s continuing coverage of the House District 55 Special Election on June 16, 2015, this article provides questionnaire responses by Marie Metze.   Metze filed her responses after the deadline.  APN has now published all seven candidates’ questionnaires.   Tyrone Brooks, Jr:   John Guest:   Shelitha Robertson: […]

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GALEO Challenges At-Large Voting in City of Gainesville


(APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) is campaigning against the City of Gainesville’s current at-large voting process, which they argue violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by diluting the Latino vote.   Gainesville has five city council wards, another word for districts.  However, unlike districts in Atlanta, Fulton County, and DeKalb […]

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DeKalb District 5 Questionnaires: Adams, Edmondson

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(APN) ATLANTA — In Atlanta Progressive News’s continuing coverage of the DeKalb County District 5 Special Election on June 16, 2015, this article presents the questionnaire responses by candidates Gregory Adams and Jerome Edmondson.   Candidate responses by George Turner were published here:   Candidates Harmel Codi, Vaughn Irons, Gina Mangham, Kathryn Rice, and Kenneth Saunders, III, were […]

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New Coalition Challenges GSU’s Turner Field Development Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents of the communities surrounding Turner Field are determined not to let history repeat itself.   The stadium and surrounding property are up for grabs when the Atlanta Braves baseball team leaves for Cobb County in 2017.   Georgia State University (GSU) is vying to acquire the real estate and has partnered with Carter real estate firm, […]

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APN Questionnaire, George Turner, DeKalb District 5 Special Election

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(APN) ATLANTA — In Atlanta Progressive News’s continuing coverage of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners District 5 Special Election coming up on June 16, 2015, this article covers the candidacy of George Turner, whose nomination by Interim CEO Lee May was stifled by the Board on several occasions.   Mr. Turner, a neighborhood leader in District 5, had the […]

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APN Questionnaires House District 55: Brown, Fitzgerald, Raju

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(APN) ATLANTA — In Atlanta Progressive News’s continuing coverage of the June 16, 2015 Special Election in State House District 55, the seat of former State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), APN is providing the remaining questionnaire responses by three candidates in the race: Alysia Brown, Mike Fitzgerald, and Raghu Raju. The responses by Tyrone Brooks, Jr., are published here:   […]

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