Monthly Archives: September 2015

What We’re Reading – Monday, September 28, 2015

To access links, pls click on full story.   Rising Rents a Problem for Increasing Number of Atlantans AJC and Politifact (TRUE rating for Atlanta Progressive News’s Editor on Atlanta housing)   Atlanta City Council: Decriminalize Cannabis Possession   USDA Bans Gay, Georgia Fox 5 Atlanta television news   Public Records Group Countersues Georgia in Copyright […]

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What We’re Reading – Saturday, September 26, 2015

To access links, pls click on full post.   Kasim Reed on a Run for Governor – Not in ‘18 Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Perhaps Georgia Should Just Legalize Marijuana Erick Erikson Show   A Move to Expand the Georgia Supreme Court Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Rebel Flag Emblem to Stay on Redesigned […]

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Al Bartell to Challenge Atlanta Councilman Michael Julian Bond in 2017

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(APN) ATLANTA — Perennial candidate Al Bartell has announced he will be running for the Atlanta City Council Post 1 at-large seat, currently held by Michael Julian Bond.   Bartell has previously run for City Council President in 2009, but says he had to drop out of the race due to medical issues he was experiencing.  He also previously ran […]

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“Ms. Angela” Threatens APN with Lawsuit, using Fictitious Attorney, apparently

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(APN) ATLANTA — Angela Moore, a candidate for State Senate District 43 in the upcoming November 03, 2015 Special Election, has sent Atlanta Progressive News’s News Editor a Cease and Desist letter, demanding that APN retract an article dated September 20, 2015, entitled, “SD 43 Candidate, ‘Ms. Angela,’ Created Fictitious Debt to Avoid Campaign Debt, Apparently.”   The letter demanded […]

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Peoplestown Residents Plea to Atlanta Council for Help

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(APN) ATLANTA — “This is my home,” Tanya Washington, Peoplestown-Summerhill resident, told the Atlanta City Council during the public comment portion of the Monday, September 21, 2015 Full Council Meeting.   Washington, along with 27 other residents, are the target of plans by the City of Atlanta to demolish their homes and replace them with a series of “Japanese garden” […]

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AJC Politifact Rates APN Editor’s Housing Claim “TRUE”


“Truth-o-meter” graphic reprinted here for educational and informational purposes only.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) newspaper and Politifact have weighed in on the accuracy of a recent statement made by Matthew Charles Cardinale, the News Editor and CEO of Atlanta Progressive News, regarding the need for more affordable housing in Atlanta; and determined the assertion to be […]

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APD Free Speech Violations Go to Court

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(APN) ATLANTA — Three lawsuits were filed on Monday, September 21, 2015, for violations of free speech rights of protesters and media by Atlanta police.   Two cases resulted from the November 2014 marches and protests in downtown Atlanta after the police killing verdict in the controversial Ferguson, Missouri, case was announced to the public   As reported earlier by […]

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Metro Atlanta DSA Hosts Forum on Climate Change

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(APN) ATLANTA — “Climate Change and Alternatives to Capitalism” filled the downstairs meeting room of the Decatur Library, with about thirty attendees, on Sunday, September 13, 2015.   The Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America hosted the event.   The conversation centered on two documents – Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the environment; and This Changes Everything by Naomi […]

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Atlanta’s Midtown to Get Rainbow Crosswalks, but Only Temporarily

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(APN) ATLANTA — The temporary installation of Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks passed the Atlanta City Council at the Full Council meeting on Monday, September 21, 2015; and they are set to be installed in time for Atlanta’s gay pride weekend for 2015.   Much to the dismay of supporters, however, the language of the resolution was changed to make the art […]

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Tiny Home Movement Arrives in Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Tiny Home Movement is rapidly spreading across the country from Washington State to Florida.  A tiny home is anything under 500 square feet.   Atlanta is beginning to join the Tiny Home Movement, in part due to the work of Will Johnston.  He hosts monthly meetings to advocate and educate the public and politicians on the […]

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City of Atlanta Preparing to Embrace Solar Panels

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(APN) ATLANTA — After years of inaction because solar panels were deemed unfeasible, the City of Atlanta appears on the verge of possibly implementing a new solar power plan.   Former State Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (D-Atlanta), director of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability, told Atlanta Progressive News that she’s working with various departments to finalize a plan to install solar […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, September 21, 2015

Pls click on full post to access links.   Texas Developer to Buy Atlanta Civic Center Atlanta Business Chronicle   Two Candidates Bid to Break Through Georgia’s Lavender Ceiling Georgia Voice   Egads!  E-filing era is in route to Fulton County Superior Court Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Couple Creates Giant Bed so They Can Snuggle with Seven Pets […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, September 20, 2015

Pls click on full post to access links.   Atlanta Climate Action Plan to Set Sustainability Agenda for Region’s Urban Core Saporta Report   Atlanta Negotiating Sale of Civic Center Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   Georgia’s Legal Battle with Public Records Advocate Deepens Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Former President Jimmy Carter, Wife Caught on “Kiss Cam” […]

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SD 43 Candidate, “Ms. Angela,” Created Fictitious Person to Avoid Campaign Debt, Apparently

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(APN) ATLANTA — Angela Moore, former candidate in several races including Secretary of State in 2006 and 2010, is running for State Senate District 43–covering parts of DeKalb, Newton, and Rockdale counties–in a Special Election to be held on November 03, 2015.     However, a strange series of events in 2010, and revelations about additional events in 2006, raise […]

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What We’re Reading – Saturday, September 19, 2015

Pls click on full post to access links.   Cabral Franklin, Son of Former Mayor Shirley Franklin, has Died Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   Lawmakers Debate the How of Casinos, Putting off Should until Later Political Insider Blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   State Tax Collections Point to Growth in Georgia Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   Georgia Regents University Renamed Augusta […]

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