Tag Archives: Georgia

Clayton Activist Charged with Illegal Speech, Making Terroristic Threats

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(APN) CLAYTON COUNTY, Georgia — In a case that raises serious concerns about citizens’ free speech rights under the federal and state Constitutions, Latausha Nedd, a Black woman from Clayton County, is charged with criminal solicitation and terroristic threats for talking about killing White people in videos she posted online.   The charges seem disproportionate, considering that White supremacist Dylann […]

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Protection against Discrimination Next on Georgia’s LGBTQI Policy Agenda

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — 2015 was a watershed year for the LGBTQI equality movement in the U.S., with the ruling of the Supreme Court of the U.S. in favor of same-sex marriage as a fundamental right under the U.S. Constitution.   But LGBTQI advocates lament that the State of Georgia has a long […]

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DeKalb Commissioner Jester Calls for CEO May to Resign

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(APN) DECATUR — DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester (District 1) has called for the resignation of Interim CEO Lee May, in the wake of the Bowers-Hyde corruption report released at the end of September 2015.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/10/10/DeKalb-county-report-finds-widespread-corruption-seeks-mays-resignation/   During a press conference today, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Jester stated there is no other way to regain public confidence.   “Corruption […]

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Atlanta Workers Testify to “People’s Wage Board,” Modeled on New York

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(APN) ATLANTA — An Atlanta People’s Wage Board–styled upon an official recent Wage Board in New York–heard testimony from sixteen low wage workers over the course of two hours on Wednesday, October 07, 2015.   In May 2015, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York ordered the empaneling of a Wage Board to investigate and make recommendations on an increase in […]

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DeKalb County Report Finds Widespread Corruption, Seeks May’s Resignation

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(APN) ATLANTA — A scathing report on DeKalb County corruption calls for the resignation of Interim CEO Lee May, recovery of funds, and the immediate suspension of all purchase cards (P-cards).   It is hard to pick the most outrageous place to start: tens of thousands of dollars to government employees and their businesses; personal loans made to Interim CEO […]

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LaVista Hills Feasibility Study Assumes Prohibited Tax Rate

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(APN) DEKALB COUNTY — The battle of yard signs and opinions in the proposed city of LaVista Hills show a divided community with some residents supportive and others opposed.   Boundary disputes have plagued the proposed LaVista Hills in the past.   Now a new controversy swirls around the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute (CVI)  feasibility study that found […]

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Georgia Medical Cannabis Commission Hears Benefits of THC

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis latest hearing erupted in debate between two Commission Members on whether Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the chemical components of cannabis, is harmful or beneficial.   Dr. Yong Park, a neurologist with Georgia Regents University, and Dr. Cynthia Wetmore, Hematologist/Oncologist, with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, disagreed with […]

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Democratic Group Attracting Big Name Speakers to Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — Inspire 45, the young professionals arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is launching from Atlanta this week.   “It’s [the DNC’s] way of showing us they take us seriously, and they are really going to invest in the State of Georgia, and Atlanta, for future national elections,” TJ Copeland, past president of the Young Democrats of […]

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Metro Atlanta DSA Hosts Forum on Climate Change

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(APN) ATLANTA — “Climate Change and Alternatives to Capitalism” filled the downstairs meeting room of the Decatur Library, with about thirty attendees, on Sunday, September 13, 2015.   The Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America hosted the event.   The conversation centered on two documents – Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the environment; and This Changes Everything by Naomi […]

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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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What a Fair Housing Victory in the U.S. Supreme Court Means for Atlanta

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — A decision of the Supreme Court of the U.S. handed down this summer, 2015, could affect affordable housing policies and practices in Georgia.   On September 02, 2015, the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum held a panel discussion on the landmark case, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. […]

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William Perry Launches New Watchdog Group, Partners With Atlanta Unfiltered

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(APN) ATLANTA — William Perry, the government watchdog who recently left Common Cause Georgia, where he had served as Executive Director, is officially launching his own organization. Two, in fact.   First, Georgia Ethics Watchdogs is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that will focus on filing ethics complaints against public officials who violate the law.   “It’s really difficult to be […]

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Georgia Green Party Offers Progressive Alternative, Struggles for Relevance

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia Green Party, a chapter of the national Green Party of the United States, is facing many challenges as they gear up for next year’s Presidential election and a continued search for local candidates.   http://georgiagreenparty.org/   In our continuing coverage of the 2016 Presidential election, this article […]

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Bill Bolling, former Food Bank director, Appointed to Decatur City Commission

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(APN) ATLANTA — Bill Bolling, founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and former Executive Director for 37 years, has been appointed to the Decatur City Commission, filling the vacancy left by Kecia Cunningham (District 2), who resigned last month to take a job outside of Atlanta.   “Bill was nominated by Mayor Pro Tem Patti Garrett and appointed […]

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Clarkston Mayor, Ted Terry, Welcoming Syrian Refugees

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(APN) ATLANTA — Mayor Ted Terry of Clarkston is stepping up with compassionate solutions, while many others merely watch the Syrian refugee disaster unfold on Facebook.   “Clarkston is ready to step up and do our part to welcome more Syrians, more Iraqis, more Afghanis to our City,” Terry told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on September 10, 2015.   “Our Christian […]

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