Category Archives: APN

APN Questionnaire, Loren Collins, HD 80 Special Election (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — There is a Special Election in State House District 80 coming up on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, that will determine who will replace State Rep. Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven), the former Democrat who turned Republican and who has now been appointed to a State Court judge position in DeKalb County by Gov. Nathan Deal.   The District includes […]

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APN 2015 Fundraiser Update – Help Support Atlanta’s Independent News Service


(APN) ATLANTA — Thank you, thank you, thank you!  That is what I want to say to our readers and donors, who have made this–Atlanta Progressive News’s tenth year of publication–our best year to date!   In just a few months, in November 2015, we will be celebrating ten years of publication.  I still remember all the naysayers, […]

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DeKalb District 5 Questionnaires: Adams, Edmondson

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(APN) ATLANTA — In Atlanta Progressive News’s continuing coverage of the DeKalb County District 5 Special Election on June 16, 2015, this article presents the questionnaire responses by candidates Gregory Adams and Jerome Edmondson.   Candidate responses by George Turner were published here:   Candidates Harmel Codi, Vaughn Irons, Gina Mangham, Kathryn Rice, and Kenneth Saunders, III, were […]

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APN Questionnaire, Shelitha Robertson, State House Special Election D55


(APN) ATLANTA — In Atlanta Progressive News’s continuing coverage of the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55, the seat of former State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), we now turn to candidate Shelitha Robertson.   Previously, Robertson ran for Atlanta City Council Post 3-at-large in 2009, challenging then-Councilman Lamar Willis.  She ran for Fulton County Superior Court […]

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APN Questionnaire, Tyrone Brooks, Jr., State House Special Election District 55 (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — Seven candidates are running in a June 16, 2015, Special Election to replace former State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), for State House District 55.   The candidates include Tyrone Brooks Jr., the son of former State Rep. Brooks; Alysia Brown; John Franklin Guest Jr.; Marie R. Metze; Michael B. Fitzgerald; Raghu R. Raju; and Shelitha Renee Robertson, […]

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APN Celebrates Eight Years of Publication

(APN) ATLANTA — On the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the publication of Atlanta Progressive News’s first online news article, News Editor Matthew Charles Cardinale released this statement:     ####   Happy anniversary to us!  On this momentous day, Atlanta Progressive News enters its ninth year of publication.     First of all, a big thank you to […]

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Byrd, Collins Responses to APN’s APS BOE Questionnaire

(APN) ATLANTA — In the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 6 seat, candidates Dell Byrd and Eshe Collins are in a Run-off.     APN attempted to reached out to Byrd during the General Election by email and phone.  However, an email to her email address, as listed on the City’s qualifying list, was returned; and her phone […]

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APS BOE Candidate, Mary Palmer, Responds to APN Questionnaire

(APN) ATLANTA — In the Run-off race for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 5, Steven Lee and Mary Palmer are facing off to replace LaChandra Butler-Burks.     APN interviewed Lee during the summer and revealed that he falsely represented himself as a Ph.D. in resumes submitted to the City of Atlanta.  As reported by APN, Lee said […]

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APN Responds to Attacks by Enterkin, Candidate in District 5

(APN) ATLANTA — Christian Enterkin, a candidate running for the District 5 Atlanta City Council seat currently held by incumbent Natalyn Archibong, has posted an opinion article on the East Atlanta Patch website attacking Atlanta Progressive News over an October 26, 2013 news article concerning Enterkin’s professional interest in cell phone towers and billboards.     In the article, APN […]

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GSU Library Acquires APN Editor’s Personal Papers

(APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia State University Library has acquired a box of personal papers from the News Editor and Founder of Atlanta Progressive News–the present writer–covering eight years of progressive history in Atlanta.  The papers are for a special collection called the Social Change Collection held by the library’s Special Collections Department.   The papers include:   – Numerous […]

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Mayoral Candidate Luna Demands Apology from APN

(APN) ATLANTA — In a bizarre email, chef and Mayoral candidate Paul Luna requested that APN apologize to a City employee on behalf of Luna relating to a recent article published by APN.   Earlier this month, APN interviewed Luna at his downtown restaurant and published an article based on that interview on Sunday, February 17, 2013. In the article, […]

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APN Chat with Paul Luna, Chef and Mayoral Candidate

(APN) ATLANTA — Paul Luna, an Atlanta chef and business owner, is one of two candidates who have announced their intentions so far to challenge incumbent Mayor Kasim Reed in this year’s mayoral election.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the other candidate is activist Al Bartell. Luna started two restaurants around 1992 called Eclipse Di Luna and Loca […]

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City of Atlanta, APN Editor Settle Open Meetings Lawsuits (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta and the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News have reached a settlement in two lawsuits, bringing an end to three years of open government litigation. The first lawsuit, filed in 2010, sought for the Atlanta City Council to disclose their secret vote regarding limiting public comment taken at the February 2010 Council Retreat. […]

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Issues for 2013

  Issues for 2013 1. Education Georgia public schools have a high school graduation rate of 67.5%, the third worst in the nation. Yet the cost per public school student, $10,587, is nearly $1,000 more than the national average. Charter schools can offer parents and children an alternative to a poorly performing traditional public school. Last summer, Georgians voted to […]

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Willis Pushed Sole Source Contract despite Apparent Financial Interest (UPDATE 1)

UPDATE: APN has received an email from Willis stating “I have NEVER worked for nor have I ever been offered employment with Fog Fuels!  Further, I have never received any type of consideration or remuneration from Fog Fuels or any of its owners.”  However, the email from FogFuels’s CEO states had been offered employment with FogFuels.  Also, Mr. Willis has […]

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