Tag Archives: Cobb County

How the Clayton County MARTA Vote Was Won (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — Over thirty organizations came together to make sure Clayton County residents did not miss a historic opportunity for mass transit that would allow workers there the mobility necessary to get jobs, and would bring economic development to Clayton County. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Clayton County has been without transit since 2010, when the C-TRAN […]

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ANALYSIS: How Atlanta Displaces Black Families for Short-Term Projects

  Aerial photographs courtesy of Georgia State University Library Blog. (APN) ATLANTA — In the 1960s, the City of Atlanta, through legal and political maneuvers, displaced thousands of Black families in the former neighborhood Buttermilk Bottoms to create the Civic Center, which, only fifty years later, is now itself the subject of possible demolition.   Also in the 1960s, the […]

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Urban Institute Sees Deplorable Affordable Housing Crisis in Atlanta

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Urban Institute has released an interactive map showing where the nation’s affordable housing crisis is most acute.  Not surprisingly, Fulton and DeKalb Counties are among the worst, in terms of the availability of housing that actual people can afford.   The Urban Institute states:   “Many Americans struggle to afford a decent, safe place to […]

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Lawsuit Filed to Challenge Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant Law

(APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, June 02, 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Asian Law Caucus, and a coalition of other organizations including civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit challenging Georgia’s discriminatory anti-immigrant law passed last month and inspired by Arizona’s notorious SB 1070. […]

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Pat Chapman, 1926-2011, !Presente!

(APN) ATLANTA — Pat Chapman, 85, a lifelong advocate for the less fortunate who continued her activism on the computer after becoming home-bound, passed away from complications from a stroke, on Monday, May 16, 2011. Over the last fifteen years, Chapman had been a champion for the Democratic Party, even from her home in East Cobb County, a Conservative bastion […]

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Metro Atlanta Transportation Wish List Sent to State

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has submitted to the planning director of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) a “wish list” of transportation projects for the Metro Atlanta region. This is a critical step in a process that could lead to a regional penny sales tax to fund transportation. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, in […]

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