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(APN) ATLANTA – On Monday, January 09, 2023, former Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown (District 3), and former Mayoral candidate, pled guilty to bank fraud, a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code Section 1344, according to documents obtained by Atlanta Progressive News.   By pleading guilty at a Change of Plea hearing, Brown has avoided a trial on that count […]

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Images by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA – The Atlanta Board of Education (ABOE) selected four finalists from a pool of fifteen applicants for Board appointee to serve the unexpired term of At-Large Seat 9, which was vacated by Jason Esteves on December 31, 2022.     As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Esteves was elected […]

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(APN) ATLANTA – The nine-member Board of Education of the Atlanta Independent School System will appoint an individual to serve the remainder of the unexpired term for At-Large Seat 9, to be vacated by Jason Esteves on December 31, 2022.   Interested candidates must register by tomorrow, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to secure admittance to the last mandatory orientation session […]

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Images by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News; graphics by Department of Planning published pursuant to fair use doctrine; two graphics by Department of Planning with superimposed data by Adrian Paulette Coleman.   (APN) ATLANTA – On October 17, 2022, in a unanimous vote of thirteen to zero, the City Council of Atlanta adopted City of Atlanta Ordinance 22-O-1700 to change the […]

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  With additional reporting by Matthew Charles, News Editor.   (APN) ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta’s Executive Branch, under the Administration of Mayor Andre Dickens, has taken the unprecedented step of seeking to redraw southwest neighborhood planning unit (NPU) boundaries and dissolve an entire NPU without City Council approval.    Some have criticized the proposal as a pretext to […]

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(APN) ATLANTA – At the August 08, 2022 Public Safety/Legal Administration Committee Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, the Committee approved a contract allowing the transfer of prisoners from South Fulton Jail to the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC), in a vote of five to one, despite a recent federal ruling that the jail has consistently violated the constitutional […]

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(APN) ATLANTA – In the 1990’s, the City of Atlanta expressed its policy of setting aside a substantial portion of cable franchise fee revenue paid by cable subscribers to be used for public access television, People TV Channel 24, Atlanta Progressive News can reveal based on our research of historical records, including documents obtained from the Atlanta History Center.   […]

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(APN) ATLANTA – At the Monday, June 06, 2022 Full Council Meeting, the Atlanta City Council approved another year of funding for People TV, Inc., the City’s public access station, after the City of Atlanta previously took the shocking move of taking over the station.   https://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2022/04/15/city-of-atlanta-takes-over-public-access-station-from-people-tv/   City of Atlanta Ordinance 22-O-1393 was introduced by Councilmembers Byron Amos (District […]

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(APN) ATLANTA – Run-off races are set for the Democratic nominations for Georgia Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Insurance, and Commissioner of Labor in an upcoming Primary Run-off Election to take place on June 21, 2022.     One candidate, former State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-Lithonia), decries the racism that she says she has observed on the part of the […]

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(APN) ATLANTA – Fulton County Commissioner Khadihah Abdur-Rahman (District 6) is suing the other six Fulton County Commissioners seeking to enjoin them from continuing to block her ability to introduce agenda items for consideration at meetings of the Commission.   Abdur-Rahman v. Arrington, Jr. et al, 2022CV364892, was filed on May 18, 2022 and is pending in Fulton County Superior […]

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  (APN) ATLANTA – After admitting in court documents that several of the official minutes of past Committee Meetings of the Atlanta City Council fail to meet the minimum vote recording requirements of the Georgia Open Meetings Act, on Monday, May 16, 2022, the Council will consider legislation that pretends, but fails, to address the issue.   Instead of simply […]

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(APN) ATLANTA – In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2022 Primary Elections, this article presents Part Four of our overview of statewide races.   Previously, part one covered the statewide races for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State.   https://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2022/04/17/2022-statewide-races-overview-part-one/   Part two covered the statewide races for Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, and Commissioner of […]

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(APN) ATLANTA –In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2022 General Primary Election, this article is the third part of our overview of statewide races.    Previously, part one covered the statewide races for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State.   https://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2022/04/17/2022-statewide-races-overview-part-one/   Part two covered the statewide races for Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, and Commissioner […]

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  Graphic by Adrian Paulette Coleman, Atlanta Progressive News.  Images pursuant to fair use doctrine.   (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2022 General Primary Election, this article is the second part of our overview of statewide races.    Previously, part one covered the statewide races for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State.  APN […]

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(APN) ATLANTA – The City Council of Atlanta has failed to amend the official minutes of five meetings of the Community Development/Human Services Committee from 2020, several weeks after promising Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee Ellerbe that they would take steps to remedy the omission of the movers and seconders on certain votes in violation of the requirements […]

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