Category Archives: NAACP

Georgia’s First “Moral Monday” Pushes Medicaid Expansion

(APN) ATLANTA — In a cold, blustery rain, about five hundred Georgians stood on the front steps of the Georgia State Capitol for over two hours imploring Governor Nathan Deal to stop playing politics with the lives of over 650,000 citizens and accept federal funding of Medicaid expansion in Georgia.       This was the day of the birth […]

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Mayor Reed Continues Pattern of Vicious Attacks

(APN) ATLANTA — Joe Beasley, John Evans, Vincent Fort, William Perry, Common Cause, Tim Franzen, Occupy Atlanta: what do these people and organizations have in common?  They have all been the focal points, at different times, of vicious, public attacks by Kasim Reed as Mayor of Atlanta. Reed is so used to being the darling of Atlanta’s corporate media establishment […]

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Georgians Rally for “Quitman Ten Plus Two”

(APN) QUITMAN — On Saturday, February 25, 2012, over five hundred Georgia citizens marched in support of the Quitman Ten Plus Two.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the twelve have been accused of voter fraud in a local Board of Education election in Brooks County, Georgia, in 2010. Activists are calling the Quitman case a modern-day civil rights […]

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(IPS) Some Activists Regret Obama, USDOJ Inaction on Troy Davis

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: ATLANTA, Sep 28, 2011 (IPS) – During the last days of Troy Davis’s life, activists intensified what was already significant pressure on both U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), a federal agency under Obama’s purview, to save Davis, but Obama declined to act. On Sep. […]

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(IPS) Family of Troy Davis Hopeful for Pardon

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at:  This article includes some material previously used in a September 07, 2011, article in Atlanta Progressive News, adding a new interview with Martina Correia. #### ATLANTA, Georgia, Sep 9, 2011 (IPS) – Troy Davis, the Georgia man whose death row case has drawn international attention, has again been scheduled […]

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