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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Jason Dozier, District 4 (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 4 candidate Jason Dozier and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Dozier is a father, husband, and homeowner in Atlanta’s Mechanicsville neighborhood.  He also is a U.S. military veteran.   Dozier is currently Communications Chair of Neighborhood Planning Unit […]

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Curious Disappearance of Mayoral Candidate’s Fashion Brand, LVL XIII

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(APN) ATLANTA — Antonio Brown, a candidate for Mayor of the City of Atlanta and an Atlanta City Councilman, has run for office on his record as a successful entrepreneur, as the founder of shoe and fashion brand, LVL XIII (pronounced “Level Thirteen”).   “From the ground up, he built LVL XIII (Level 13), a men’s fashion brand that broke […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Brandon Graham, District 3

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Images of Brandon Graham courtesy of candidate.   (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 3 candidate Brandon Graham and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Graham is a former educator for Atlanta Public Schools at Benjamin E. Mays High School; and is currently earning his […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Keona Lynn Jones, District 3

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Photographs courtesy of Keona Lynn Jones.   (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 3 candidate Keona Lynn Jones and her questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.     Jones served as vice chair of Neighborhood Planning Unit J (NPU-J) from 2018 to 2019, and chair from 2019 […]

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Atlanta Saw Eighty Percent Increase in Rape Cases during Pandemic

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(APN) ATLANTA — The number of rape cases reported so far this year stands at 92, an eighty percent increase over 2020, the Atlanta Police Department (APD) revealed in a July 12, 2021 Bi-weekly Report presented to the Public Safety/Legal Administration (PS/LA) Committee of the City Council of Atlanta.   https://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/7145/637616847334400000   Between May and June 2021, the number of […]

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Atlanta Neighborhood Seeks to Improve Beltline Housing Policy

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(APN) ATLANTA — At its July 2021 meeting, City of Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit V, a neighborhood organization representing Atlanta’s Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway neighborhoods, adopted a resolution seeking to amend the affordable housing requirements for new developments on the Atlanta Beltline to provide for truly affordable housing.   The resolution was also approved by […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Erika Estrada, Atlanta Council District 3

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents Atlanta City Council District 3 candidate Erika Estrada and her responses to the Atlanta Progressive News candidate questionnaire.   Estrada is a certified CPA and small business owner who previously ran for the District 3 seat in the March 2019 Special Election that occurred […]

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Amos Seeks District 3 Council Seat, Would Introduce Progressive Ordinances (UPDATE 1)

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Photograph across from stadium by Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor, Atlanta Progressive News; additional photographs courtesy of Amos campaign.   (APN) ATLANTA — Byron Amos, the former District 2 Board of Education Member for Atlanta Public Schools who was in a March 2019 Special Election Run-off for Atlanta City Council District 3 with current incumbent Antonio Brown, is running again for the […]

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APN Candidate Survey: Kelly-Jeanne Lee, District 1, Atlanta Council

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of City of Atlanta 2021 Municipal Elections, Atlanta Progressive News has been sending out questionnaires to candidates.     APN has been covering Atlanta’s municipal elections since the 2009 Municipal Election.   Kelly-Jeanne Lee, a political newcomer who is running for the District 1 seat being vacated by Carla Smith, was the first to […]

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Bond, Boone Most Progressive on Atlanta Council, per APN 2021 Scorecard

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(APN) ATLANTA — Four months ahead of the 2021 Municipal Elections, Atlanta Progressive News has released an updated Atlanta City Council Scorecard, providing numerical scores for all fifteen voting members of the City Council, based on dozens of specific scored votes.   The Scorecard is available as a public Google Spreadsheet here:   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UstnxjuqNt1xQYA2UUkjqta5Iia_dRRVHf2p-_o4-Q8/edit?usp=sharing   Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian […]

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Atlanta Moving Forward on Eminent Domain Park, despite Pending Appeals (UPDATE 1)

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.  Photograph by Adrian Paulette Coleman.   (APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, June 04, 2021, with little to no fanfare, the City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed staked a six-foot sign announcing the “Peoplestown Storage Vault and Park Project”, on the site where, by the the time project is completed, an entire block of […]

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APN Interview with Clarence Blalock, District 1 Candidate for Atlanta City Council

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Photographs by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.  With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — With the Atlanta City Council District 1 race wide open following the announced retirement of incumbent Councilwoman Carla Smith (District 1), several political newcomers have entered the race, including Clarence Blalock.   Prior to Smith’s announcement, Blalock told Atlanta Progressive News […]

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Court Declares Feb. 2020 CD/HS Minutes State in Error that Vote Occurred

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(APN) ATLANTA — The official meeting minutes of the February 11, 2020 Community Development/Human Services Committee Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta erroneously state that a vote occurred, when in fact a vote did not occur, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee Ellerbe declared in a May 20, 2021 Order.   Court Order: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CbZqW27PmkTWoToqbAklMg9lLM-wfwC-/view?usp=sharing   Atlanta Progressive News’s […]

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Atlanta Council District 1 Race Wide Open after Smith Retires (UPDATE 1)

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Images published for educational purposes pursuant to Fair Use doctrine.  Image of Clarence Blalock by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council District 1 race is wide open after longtime incumbent Councilwoman Carla Smith announced her retirement in a letter to constituents.   “Twenty years as your City Councilperson: I will reach this […]

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