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APN Q&A: Brian Westlake, challenging Rep. Oliver, HD 82

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(APN) ATLANTA — Brian Westlake, a high school teacher who ran in 2010 for the Democratic nomination for Georgia School Superintendent, is challenging State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) for the House District 82 seat.   Westlake, who is an advocate for public education, takes issue with State Rep. Oliver’s support of Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed Opportunity School District (OSD), […]

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Voters Reject LaVista Hills Cityhood, Approve Tucker, in Stunning Defeat (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) DEKALB COUNTY — Last night, on Tuesday, November 03, 2015, DeKalb County voters bucked the trend toward cityhood in Metro Atlanta, by narrowly rejecting the proposal for a new city of LaVista Hills in the northwest part of DeKalb County.   The proposed City of LaVista Hills lost by only 136 votes.  The final vote count was 6,925 nays […]

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African Americans for Hillary Clinton Event disrupted by Song, Chants of “Black Lives Matter”


(APN) ATLANTA — On yesterday, Friday, October 30, 2015, thousands gathered at Clark Atlanta University’s Epps Gymnasium to hear Presidential candidate, and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speak, as she rolled out her African Americans for Hillary campaign at the historic Black college.   Clinton took the stage and acknowledged and thanked prominent Civil Rights Movement leaders from the […]

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Al Bartell to Challenge Atlanta Councilman Michael Julian Bond in 2017

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(APN) ATLANTA — Perennial candidate Al Bartell has announced he will be running for the Atlanta City Council Post 1 at-large seat, currently held by Michael Julian Bond.   Bartell has previously run for City Council President in 2009, but says he had to drop out of the race due to medical issues he was experiencing.  He also previously ran […]

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SD 43 Candidate, “Ms. Angela,” Created Fictitious Person to Avoid Campaign Debt, Apparently

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(APN) ATLANTA — Angela Moore, former candidate in several races including Secretary of State in 2006 and 2010, is running for State Senate District 43–covering parts of DeKalb, Newton, and Rockdale counties–in a Special Election to be held on November 03, 2015.     However, a strange series of events in 2010, and revelations about additional events in 2006, raise […]

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Councilwoman Winslow Faces Fourth Ethics Investigation, Talk of Possible Removal

(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta Ethics Office is again investigating Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4), Atlanta Progressive News has learned.  The Ethics Office says the investigation is complex, document-driven, and unlikely to be completed until the year’s end.     “There is one investigation concerning Council member Winslow which was initiated by the Ethics Office.  Because […]

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Hayes-Tavares Caught in Apparent Fake Commenter Scheme

  (APN) ATLANTA — Candidate for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 6, Shawnna Hayes-Tavares, appears to have employed a tactic of impersonating at least three ficticious persons to post comments on the Atlanta Progressive News website, attacking the publication for a recent article.     Two days ago, Atlanta Progressive News revealed that Hayes-Tavares has an arrest record […]

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Winslow Draws Challenger, Torry Lewis, in Atlanta District 4 Race

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) has drawn a challenger in this year’s Municipal Elections, Torry Lewis. Winslow has a current score of 35.71 out of 100 on the APN Atlanta City Council Scorecard, which is based on over thirty Council votes, and she is one of the least progressive Members of the Council, in 11th […]

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McKinney Campaign Announcement Expected Soon

(APN) ATLANTA — Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is expected to soon issue a formal announcement that she is running for her old seat in the Georgia’s fourth Congressional District, to challenge US Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) in the General Election as a Green Party candidate, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Previously, on April 02, 2012, Atlanta Progressive News […]

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Ken Britt Running for former Rep. Ashe’s Seat

(APN) ATLANTA — Ken Britt, a political operative and former Executive Director of the Alston & Bird law firm, is running for the State House District 56 seat, the seat currently held by State Rep. Kathy Ashe (D-Atlanta), who is retiring. Britt served in leadership roles on the campaigns of Alex Wan for City Council District 6 and Joan Garder […]

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Cynthia McKinney Running For US House on Green Party Ticket

  (APN) ATLANTA — Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is planning to run for Georgia’s 4th US Congressional seat as a member of the Green Party, the candidate told Atlanta Progressive News. McKinney is planning to attempt to gather all of some 18,860 petition signatures, which are required under Georgia’s extremely restrictive ballot access laws for independent and minor […]

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Broadbent Inconsistent in Fulton, Milton Statements

  (APN) ATLANTA — Steve Broadbent, who was the Republican nominee for Chairman of Fulton County in 2010, has made statements in his campaign for Johns Creek City Council which are inconsistent with statements he made in 2010 regarding Fulton County and the Milton County movement. Broadbent participated in a sit-down interview with APN during the 2010 race, and unlike […]

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