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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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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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