Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES

Fulton Commissioner Sues Commissioners over Agenda Item Access

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(APN) ATLANTA – Fulton County Commissioner Khadihah Abdur-Rahman (District 6) is suing the other six Fulton County Commissioners seeking to enjoin them from continuing to block her ability to introduce agenda items for consideration at meetings of the Commission.   Abdur-Rahman v. Arrington, Jr. et al, 2022CV364892, was filed on May 18, 2022 and is pending in Fulton County Superior […]

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Atlanta Seeks to Ordain Videos as Minutes of Official Meetings

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  (APN) ATLANTA – After admitting in court documents that several of the official minutes of past Committee Meetings of the Atlanta City Council fail to meet the minimum vote recording requirements of the Georgia Open Meetings Act, on Monday, May 16, 2022, the Council will consider legislation that pretends, but fails, to address the issue.   Instead of simply […]

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2022 Statewide Races Overview, Part Four

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(APN) ATLANTA – In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2022 Primary Elections, this article presents Part Four of our overview of statewide races.   Previously, part one covered the statewide races for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State.   https://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2022/04/17/2022-statewide-races-overview-part-one/   Part two covered the statewide races for Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, and Commissioner of […]

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2022 Statewide Races Overview, Part Three

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(APN) ATLANTA –In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2022 General Primary Election, this article is the third part of our overview of statewide races.    Previously, part one covered the statewide races for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State.   https://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2022/04/17/2022-statewide-races-overview-part-one/   Part two covered the statewide races for Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, and Commissioner […]

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2022 Statewide Races Overview, Part Two

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  Graphic by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.  Images pursuant to fair use doctrine.   (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2022 General Primary Election, this article is the second part of our overview of statewide races.    Previously, part one covered the statewide races for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State.  APN […]

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Atlanta Fails to Amend Minutes, despite Promise to Court

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(APN) ATLANTA – The City Council of Atlanta has failed to amend the official minutes of five meetings of the Community Development/Human Services Committee from 2020, several weeks after promising Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee Ellerbe that they would take steps to remedy the omission of the movers and seconders on certain votes in violation of the requirements […]

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Tyrone Brooks, Jr.: Stars Aligned for Lt. Gov. Run (Sponsored Op-Ed)

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  Tyrone Brooks Jr., successful Atlanta professional and son of celebrated civil rights champion and politician Tyrone Brooks Sr., has announced that he is running for Lieutenant Governor in the State of Georgia.   The Democrat most recently served as the Senior Grants Manager for the City of Atlanta’s Office of Resilience, and has managed the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative for the City of Atlanta. […]

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State Rep. Derrick Jackson Running for Lt. Governor

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(APN) ATLANTA – In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2022 Primary General Election, this article contains our interview with State Rep. Derrick Jackson (D-Atlanta), candidate for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor of Georgia.   “I’m running for family.  My candidacy is centered on families.  We love to tout that we’re the number one state to do […]

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Atlanta Admits Meetings Violations, Fails to Amend Minutes

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  Graphic by Adrian Paulette Coleman; screenshot by Matthew Charles; additional images pursuant to Fair Use Doctrine.   (APN) ATLANTA – In a recent court filing, the City of Atlanta has admitted, after months of litigation and months more of reporting by Atlanta Progressive News, that they have knowingly continued to publish official meeting minutes that they were aware failed […]

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Tyrone Brooks, Jr. Seeking Lt. Governor Democratic Nomination

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(APN) ATLANTA – Tyrone Brooks, Jr., the son of former State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), is running for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor of Georgia in the May 24, 2022 General Primary Election.     Brooks recently worked for the City of Atlanta’s Office of Equity and prior to that for the City of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability.   In […]

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