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Candidate for DeKalb Sheriff Promises Eviction Moratorium

By Anna Simonton, Special to the Atlanta Progressive News   (APN) DEKALB COUNTY -- Dekalb County residents facing eviction might have some reprieve, depending on the results of next week’s runoff election for Dekalb County Sheriff.   Candidate...

Suspension Recommended in John Woodham State Bar Case

By Meghan Simons, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA -- Two recommendations--one for a suspension of three months and one for a suspension of six months--have been issued in the disciplinary proceedings against prominent Atlanta...

Rally Held for Baby Injured by Police Grenade during No-knock Home Invasion

By Betty Couvertier and Matthew Charles Cardinale.  Photographs by Betty Couvertier. (APN) HABERSHAM COUNTY -- On today, Saturday, June 06, 2014, activists from across Georgia converged on Habersham County to rally for an end to the drug war, whos...

FULL TIMELINE: APD Officer Rabb’s Disciplinary History

By Meghan Simons, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News January 16, 2005: Sgt. B.F. Jones began an investigation after Moori Rahman reported an incident involving Officer Rabb when he was off-duty.  The incident was summarized by Sgt. A.L. Le...

Michelle Nunn Sides with Scalia on Voting Rights Act

By Melissa Cruz, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA -- Michelle Nunn, candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, has once again taken up a position that seemingly panders to a traditionally right-wing baseline.   ...

Republicans Block Vote on $10.10 Minimum Wage in U.S. Senate

By Cheryl Courtney-Evans, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News.  Photograph courtesy of Americans United for Change. (APN) ATLANTA -- During a noontime vote in the U.S. Senate yesterday, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, a vast majority of Senate Re...

Catalyzed by a Photographer’s Op-Ed, MLK Statue for Gold Dome Nears Final Approval (UPDATE 1)

By Arit Essien, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News. Photograph courtesy of Sekondi Landry.   (APN ATLANTA -- In a move that will bring the State of Georgia closer to honoring the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. only ste...

Federal Government Backs 6.5 Billion Dollars in Loans for Plant Vogtle

By Glenn Carroll, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News   (APN) ATLANTA -- On February 20, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz came down to Georgia to sign off on giving 6.5 billion in taxpayer dollars to Southern Company, its subsidia...

A Progressive Critique of Efforts to Repeal Stand Your Ground

By Johnny Walking Drum Atlanta Progressive News reported an ignominious act perpetrated by our government to curtail Moral Monday protesters' liberties in a redress of grievance at the Georgia Capitol building in downtown Atlanta.  The Moral Mond...