Monthly Archives: October 2015

ANALYSIS: AFCRA Betrayed the Turner Field Communities


Editorial by Anna Simonton, Staff Writer and News Analyst; and Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA) has officially invited developers to bid on Turner Field, despite the fact that the public input process regarding community benefits has just gotten started – a move that amounts to a stab in the […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, October 06, 2015

To access the links, pls click on full post.   Deal May Intervene in DeKalb Crisis Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Pastor of MLK’s Church Will Not Run for Georgia Senate Seat Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Opinion: Embrace Turner Field Community First Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Parents Concerned about Possible Takeover of Failing APS Schools WSBTV Channel 2 […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, October 05, 2015

To access links, pls click on full post.   Atlanta School Board Chair Won’t Campaign against State Takeover Plan Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Georgia Power Unveils 11 new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Atlanta Business Chronicle   It’s a Peoplestown The Southerner   AUDIO: Hear Kelly Gissendaner’s Final Words 11 Alive television news   Georgia Families Want Medical […]

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Georgia Medical Cannabis Commission Hears Benefits of THC

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis latest hearing erupted in debate between two Commission Members on whether Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the chemical components of cannabis, is harmful or beneficial.   Dr. Yong Park, a neurologist with Georgia Regents University, and Dr. Cynthia Wetmore, Hematologist/Oncologist, with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, disagreed with […]

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What We’re Reading – Saturday, October 03, 2015

To access links, pls click on full post.   U.S. Rep. Tom Price Eyes Majority Leader Run Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Atlanta Likely Winner of 30 Million Dollar Choice Neighborhoods Grant from HUD Saporta Report   Ethics Agency Slams John Oxendine over Campaign Spending Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Jester Reacts to Activists with Call for More […]

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Four Arrested So Far as Atlantans Protest Trans-Pacific Partnership Meeting

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Photographs by Steve Eberhardt.   (APN) ATLANTA  — Protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continue in Atlanta, as negotiators from twelve countries work to finalize this latest, controversial proposal for an international free trade agreement.   Advocates from civil society organizations concerned with labor, the environment, health care, food, and other issues are worried about a new, free trade agreement […]

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City of Atlanta Adopts Climate Action Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta adopted the City of Atlanta Climate Action Plan at the Monday, September 21, 2015, Full Council Meeting by a vote of 12 to 0 as part of the consent agenda.   Sponsor Kwanza Hall (District 2), and Councilmembers Ivory Lee Young (District 3) and Cleta Winslow (District 4) were absent from the […]

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Democratic Group Attracting Big Name Speakers to Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — Inspire 45, the young professionals arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is launching from Atlanta this week.   “It’s [the DNC’s] way of showing us they take us seriously, and they are really going to invest in the State of Georgia, and Atlanta, for future national elections,” TJ Copeland, past president of the Young Democrats of […]

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Horace Tribble, 1938 – 2015, !Presente!


(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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