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Judge Rejects Closed Meetings for Illegal Ordinances in Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — On yesterday, August 31, 2021, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee Ellerbe rejected a motion by Atlanta City Councilmembers Matt Westmoreland (Post 2-at-large) and Jennifer Ide (District 6) in which they argued that Councilmembers could permissibly close public meetings such as Council Committee Meetings to discuss likely unlawful ordinances in private.   It has been a […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Larry B. Carter, II; District 4

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 4 candidate Larry B. Carter, II, and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Carter has served as President of the Ashview Heights neighborhood association, Vice Chair of Neighborhood Planning Unit T (NPU-T), and on the board of West End […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Clarence Blalock, Atlanta Council District 1

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 1 candidate Clarence Blalock and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   The five candidates qualifying are Clarence Blalock, Nathan Clubb, Russell Hopson, Kelly-Jeanne Lee, and Jason Winston.    https://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2021/08/27/atlanta-2021-candidate-qualifying-overview/   Councilmember Carla Smith announced she would not seek re-election […]

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Atlanta 2021 Candidate Qualifying Overview

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With additional reporting by Adrian Paulette Coleman.   (APN) ATLANTA — On Friday, August 20, 2021, the candidate qualifying period for Atlanta’s November 02, 2021 Municipal Elections closed, including races for the City of Atlanta’s Atlanta’s next Mayor, City Council President, and Councilmembers.   Here is an overview of those candidates:   MAYOR OF ATLANTA   Some fourteen candidates qualified […]

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Mayoral, Citywide Candidates Stand by Deceptive Minutes, despite Court Order, Exhaustion of Appeals

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(APN) ATLANTA — The official minutes of the February 11, 2020 Community Development/Human Services Committee of the Atlanta City Council continue to erroneously misrepresent that a vote occurred regarding whether to go into Executive Session, even though a Fulton County Superior Court judge declared in a May 20, 2021 order that the minutes are in error in violation of the […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents Post 1-at-large candidate Michael Julian Bond and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   The candidates for the seat include Bond, who is seeking reelection; Alfred “Shivy” Brooks; Michael Brandon Goldberg; Todd Gray; and Jereme “JD” Sharpe.    APN sent a […]

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Councilman Brown Federal Case Certified for Trial, Statements unlikely to be Suppressed

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Images published pursuant to fair use doctrine for educational purposes.   (APN) ATLANTA — The federal case against Antonio Brown, Atlanta City Councilman and Mayoral candidate, is ready to head to trial, according to the certified recommendations of Magistrate Judge Alan J. Baverman filed with the U.S. District Court on yesterday, August 12, 2021, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   […]

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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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