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Homeless Teen Curfew Arrests at Issue in Atlanta Ordinance


(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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Buckhead City Supporters Fueled by Mayoral Election in Atlanta (UPDATE 1)


(APN) ATLANTA – Supporters of a new Buckhead City, which would secede from the City of Atlanta, are agitated by the Nov. 30, 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Run-off Election.   Voters elected Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large) over Council President Felicia A. Moore, in a vote of 64 percent to 36 percent.   “When the last day of voting […]

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Voters Assemble a Renewed City Council; Retire Winslow, Sheperd


  Graphic by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA – The voters of Atlanta have expressed their desire for change in this year’s 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal General and Run-off Elections.  In last Tuesday’s Run-off, voters retired two long-time incumbents and elected several progressive newcomers.   Progressive newcomers include Jason Winston, District 1; former Atlanta Public Schools […]

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Dickens Betrays Low-Income Atlantans, Again, Sabotages Housing Ordinance


Images published pursuant to Fair Use Doctrine.   (APN) ATLANTA — Once again, Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large), candidate for Mayor of Atlanta, has shown his contempt for low-income families and that he will stop at nothing to prevent them from having  affordable housing options in Atlanta.   DICKENS’S SABOTAGE OF 2021 HOUSING ORDINANCE   As previously reported […]

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APN Celebrates “Sweet Sixteen” Years of Publication

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News Editor and Founder Matthew Charles Cardinale issued the following statement upon celebrating sixteen years of publication and entering into year seventeen:   ####   Welp!  If the corporation to which I gave birth were an actual child, they would now be old enough to get legally emancipated in the State of Georgia.   Atlanta […]

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Sheperd in Surprise Run-off for Atlanta Council District 12

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Graphic by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd, who has served for seventeen years as the District 12 representative, was forced into a Run-off Election with Antonio Lewis, in a surprise to many.   The District 12 race is one of seven Council races headed to a Run-off, including Council President; Post […]

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Atlanta City Council President, Post 3 Races Advance to Run-offs (UPDATE 1)

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Graphic by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA – In the 2021 General Municipal Elections, the races for Council President and Post 3-at-large are heading to a Run-off Election on Nov. 30, 2021, along with Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, and 12.   Meanwhile, several incumbent Councilmembers were reelected, former Councilman Alex Wan (District 6) was elected to […]

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Democrats Denounce Georgia’s Legislative Maps for State House and Senate

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(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia Democrats strongly critiqued the State Senate and State House maps passed by the Republican-majority as part of the post-Census redistricting process.   The General Assembly has been in a Special Session since Nov. 03, 2021 to consider the new maps.   On Tuesday, November 09, 2021, the State Senate approved the State Senate map, Senate Bill […]

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Moore, Dickens Advance into Run-off, as Reed Falls Short

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Council President Felicia A. Moore and Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large) have advanced into a Run-off Election for Mayor of Atlanta that will be held on November 30, 2021.   In addition, several Atlanta City Council races were settled, while others have also advanced into Run-offs; and the Council President race also will […]

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ANALYSIS: Atlanta Candidates Support Progressive Proposals


(APN) ATLANTA — Candidates for Atlanta City Council in the 2021 Municipal Elections overwhelmingly support specific progressive policy proposals to support affordable housing, environmental stewardship, democratic participation, and criminal justice reform contained in the APN 2021 Candidate Questionnaire, Atlanta Progressive News can reveal.   Most proposals had the support of nearly every candidate.   One proposal even had the support […]

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Russell-Ofchus, Westmoreland Challenger, Promises Transparency

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  (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents Post 2-at-large Sonya Russell-Ofchus; and her questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Russell-Ocfhus is challenging incumbent Matt Westmoreland, who, as previously reported by APN, has been a severe enemy to public comment and transparency during his first term on Council […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Russell Hopson, District 1 Atlanta


  (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 1 candidate Russell Hopson; and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Hopson served as President of Neighborhood Planning Unit Y (NPU-Y) for four years, approximately 2014 to 2017.   Prior to that, Hopson served as President of South […]

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