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Atlanta Unmoved by Fulton Jail’s Federal Violations, as ACDC Partnership Advances

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(APN) ATLANTA – At the August 08, 2022 Public Safety/Legal Administration Committee Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, the Committee approved a contract allowing the transfer of prisoners from South Fulton Jail to the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC), in a vote of five to one, despite a recent federal ruling that the jail has consistently violated the constitutional […]

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Atlanta Defunded People TV over Years, Diverted Fee Revenue

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(APN) ATLANTA – In the 1990’s, the City of Atlanta expressed its policy of setting aside a substantial portion of cable franchise fee revenue paid by cable subscribers to be used for public access television, People TV Channel 24, Atlanta Progressive News can reveal based on our research of historical records, including documents obtained from the Atlanta History Center.   […]

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Atlanta Renews People TV Contract, but Funding Remains Inadequate

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(APN) ATLANTA – At the Monday, June 06, 2022 Full Council Meeting, the Atlanta City Council approved another year of funding for People TV, Inc., the City’s public access station, after the City of Atlanta previously took the shocking move of taking over the station.   https://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2022/04/15/city-of-atlanta-takes-over-public-access-station-from-people-tv/   City of Atlanta Ordinance 22-O-1393 was introduced by Councilmembers Byron Amos (District […]

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Secretary of State Candidate Decries Intraparty Racism Perceived in Statewide Run-offs

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(APN) ATLANTA – Run-off races are set for the Democratic nominations for Georgia Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Insurance, and Commissioner of Labor in an upcoming Primary Run-off Election to take place on June 21, 2022.     One candidate, former State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-Lithonia), decries the racism that she says she has observed on the part of the […]

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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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