Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES

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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Former Councilman Hall Running for Lt. Governor of Georgia (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA – Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2), who ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Atlanta in 2017 and who served a short term in U.S. Congress after the passing of the now-late U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), is running for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor of Georgia in the May 24, 2022 General Primary Election.   […]

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Former State Sen. Fort Challenges U.S. Rep. Scott in Democratic Primary

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(APN) ATLANTA – Former State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), a progressive champion who ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Atlanta in 2017 with the backing of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), is challenging U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-GA) for the Democratic nomination for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District.   “We can do better.  We don’t have to settle for someone that votes […]

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Homeless Youth Focus of Work Session by Atlanta Council Committee

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(APN) ATLANTA – On Wednesday, March 09, 2022 the Public Safety/Legal Administration Committee of the City Council of Atlanta held a Work Session on proposed City of Atlanta Ordinance 22-O-1076, which would add exemptions to Atlanta’s curfew laws for homeless teenagers and emancipated teenagers.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBLhFuk-U6I&t=654s   Previously, as reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the Committee considered the ordinance, introduced […]

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Court of Appeals Overturns Ellerbe, Records Act Civil Penalties Available

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(APN) ATLANTA – Today, Tuesday, February 15, 2022, the Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled in favor of APN’s News Editor and overturned Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee Ellerbe, finding that all Georgians–not just the Attorney General–have the right to seek civil penalties under the Georgia Open Records Act against government officials who violate the terms of the […]

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MARTA Accused of Transit Inequity on Campbellton Road Bait-and-Switch

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With research by Adrian Paulette Coleman.  Images of Campbellton Road via Google Street View pursuant to Fair Use doctrine.   (APN ) ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmembers, community leaders, and residents of southwest Atlanta have accused the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) of transit inequity and of a bait-and-switch in the agency’s proposal to use MORE MARTA funds for […]

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Congressional Candidate Dropped Ex-Wife at Homeless Shelter

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(APN) ATLANTA – Marcus Flowers, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Congress for Georgia’s Fourteenth Congressional District, dropped his ex-wife at a homeless shelter, according to court documents reviewed by Atlanta Progressive News.   The race for the Fourteenth Congressional District seat, currently held by U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and covering northwest Georgia, has captured national […]

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Homeless Teen Curfew Arrests at Issue in Atlanta Ordinance

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(APN) ATLANTA – On Monday, January 24, 2022, the Public Safety/Legal Administration Committee of the City Council of Atlanta voted to hold, or defer action with respect to, an ordinance sponsored by Councilman Byron Amos (District 3) that seeks to exempt homeless youth and emancipated minors from curfew laws in Atlanta.   The proposed ordinance, 22-O-1076, is co-sponsored by Councilman […]

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Buckhead City Supporters Fueled by Mayoral Election in Atlanta (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA – Supporters of a new Buckhead City, which would secede from the City of Atlanta, are agitated by the Nov. 30, 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Run-off Election.   Voters elected Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large) over Council President Felicia A. Moore, in a vote of 64 percent to 36 percent.   “When the last day of voting […]

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Voters Assemble a Renewed City Council; Retire Winslow, Sheperd

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  Graphic by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA – The voters of Atlanta have expressed their desire for change in this year’s 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal General and Run-off Elections.  In last Tuesday’s Run-off, voters retired two long-time incumbents and elected several progressive newcomers.   Progressive newcomers include Jason Winston, District 1; former Atlanta Public Schools […]

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Dickens Betrays Low-Income Atlantans, Again, Sabotages Housing Ordinance

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Images published pursuant to Fair Use Doctrine.   (APN) ATLANTA — Once again, Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large), candidate for Mayor of Atlanta, has shown his contempt for low-income families and that he will stop at nothing to prevent them from having  affordable housing options in Atlanta.   DICKENS’S SABOTAGE OF 2021 HOUSING ORDINANCE   As previously reported […]

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APN Celebrates “Sweet Sixteen” Years of Publication

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News Editor and Founder Matthew Charles Cardinale issued the following statement upon celebrating sixteen years of publication and entering into year seventeen:   ####   Welp!  If the corporation to which I gave birth were an actual child, they would now be old enough to get legally emancipated in the State of Georgia.   Atlanta […]

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