Monthly Archives: October 2015

What We’re Reading – Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pls click on full post to access links.   Atlanta Luxury Apartment Boom Puts Squeeze on Renters WABE radio news   Streetcar Drivers Say Homeless Riders Creating Safety Concerns WSBTV Channel 2 television news   Nuclear Waste Transportation: Is Georgia at Risk? Atlanta Journal-Constitution   War on Marijuana Unconstitutional, Doctors Testify in Federal Court Monday Smell the […]

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African Americans for Hillary Clinton Event disrupted by Song, Chants of “Black Lives Matter”


(APN) ATLANTA — On yesterday, Friday, October 30, 2015, thousands gathered at Clark Atlanta University’s Epps Gymnasium to hear Presidential candidate, and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speak, as she rolled out her African Americans for Hillary campaign at the historic Black college.   Clinton took the stage and acknowledged and thanked prominent Civil Rights Movement leaders from the […]

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Second Candidate Announces for HD 58 Seat Vacated by Bell

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(APN) ATLANTA — A second candidate, Park Cannon, a political newcomer, has entered the House District 58 race, less than 24 hours since State Rep. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) announced she would be leaving the House.   As APN reported on yesterday, Thursday, October 29, 2015, Rep. Bell will resign from the House of Representatives, effective November 13, 2015, to take […]

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Commission Hears Sheriffs’ Objections to Medical Cannabis in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Wednesday, October 28, 2015 meeting of the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis heard testimony from law enforcement officials, the Georgia Pharmacy Association, and a medical cannabis security specialist.   The high point of the day was when Rick Allen, Director of the Georgia Drug and Narcotic Agency, mentioned the State of Connecticut has rescheduled cannabis from […]

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What We’re Reading – Thursday, October 29, 2015

To access links, pls click on full post.   Job Posting: Cox Media Group – Content Producer Linked In   The Rule is Simple: Live Where You Serve (re: Angela Moore) Peach Pundit   State Rep. Allen Powell: No Need to Fear Medical Cannabis Insider Advantage   Tree Ordinance Could Be Revisited Fresh Loaf blog, Creative Loafing […]

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State Rep. Simone Bell Resigns; former Rep. Long to Run for Seat

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(APN) ATLANTA — Today, State Rep. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) announced she will leave the House to go work for Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest legal organization working on LGBTQI issues, as southern regional director.   Former Rep. Ralph Long (D-Atlanta) tells Atlanta Progressive News that he is already putting his hat in the race.  No one will comment, yet, about […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, October 27, 2015

To access links, pls click on full post.   Can Newfound Cities Keep Citizens’ Interest? Atlanta Journal-Constitution   MARTA Chair Says Agency Plans to Seek Part of Transportation Sales Tax for Expansion Reporter newspapers   Op-ed: Liane Levetan: Say No to LaVista Hills Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   The Race for Mayor Begins and Turner Field is Front […]

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APN to Celebrate Ten Years, Readers Invited to Anniversary Party (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News will celebrate ten years of publication on November 23, 2015, having begun publication on the same date in 2005.   APN is holding a party to celebrate, a couple weeks in advance of this milestone.   The party will be held on Sunday, November 08, 2015, from 6pm to 8pm, at 1292 […]

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Bond Granted for Latausha Nedd as New Details Undermine State’s Case


(APN) JONESBORO, Georgia –– A Clayton County magistrate judge has granted bond to Latausha Nedd, the first victory in a case that raises serious concerns about free speech rights and the power of law enforcement and vigilantes to destabilize social movements by targeting activists.   Atlanta Progressive News previously reported that Nedd, a Clayton County resident with a long track […]

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Peoplestown Residents Camp at City Hall To Save Their Homes

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents of Peoplestown who are fighting to save their homes camped out at City Hall with supporters on October 22, 2015.   They are neighbors of Mattie Jackson, 93, a community leader whose home was facing demolition to make way for a park and water retention pond conceived by the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management as a […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, October 25, 2015

Click on full post to access links.   Case Closed: Georgia’s Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit is History Georgia Voice   Central Atlanta Progress Hires Journalist-Activist George Chidi as Social Impact Director Saporta Report   Nathan Deal to Pick 11 Finalists for Three Appeals Court Slots Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   President Carter to Mediate King Siblings’ Dispute […]

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What We’re Reading – Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pls click on full post to access links.   Who’s Blocked on Twitter by Mayor Kasim Reed Now? Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   Rainbow Crosswalks Commemorating Atlanta Pride Disappear from Midtown   Female Beluga Whale Dies at Georgia Aquarium Associated Press via The News (Brunswick, Georgia)   Judge is Asked to Sanction Walmart for Destroying Video Evidence in […]

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DeKalb CEO Responds to Report at Town Hall Meetings, as Calls for Resignation Grow


(APN) LITHONIA — Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May received a standing ovation at the start of the Up Close and Personal town hall on Tuesday, October 13 at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia.   Saying he is “not running from anybody,” May spoke about the Bowers-Hyde corruption report and recent calls for his resignation.   “I absolutely […]

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Angela Moore Disqualified in SD 43 Race; Apparent Perjury on Address

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(APN) ATLANTA — Angela Moore–who apparently created a fictitious campaign manager in 2010 to avoid a campaign debt to Atlanta Progressive News–has been disqualified from the November 03, 2015 Special Election for Senate District 43, for not living in the District.   “On October 20, 2015, Judge Michael Malihi of the Office of State Administrative Hearings issued an initial decision […]

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Pittsburgh Joins Atlanta in considering Affordable Housing Impact Statements


(APN) ATLANTA — The Community Development/Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta is set to vote on Affordable Housing Impact Statements (AHIS) at its upcoming meeting on Monday, November 09, 2015, according to Chairman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large).   Facebook event page:   The held Atlanta ordinance is 14-O-1614:   APN’s News Editor–the present writer–drafted […]

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