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New Mature Trees Planted at Buckhead Atlanta Development

By A. Scott Walton, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News   (APN) ATLANTA -- The brand new Buckhead Atlanta mixed-use development is set to feature a substantial planting of new, mature trees.   The swooping cranes that languished in states ...

Occupy Our Homes Activists Avoid Jail Sentences, for Now

By Ben Smith, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News.  Photograph by Steve Eberhardt. (APN) DECATUR -- On Friday, August 08, 2014, the trial of the “Avondale 4” came to a close after the jury failed to reach verdict, thereby forcing DeKalb Cou...

Atlanta Beltline Displaces Community Garden in Southwest Atlanta

By Anna Simonton, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News   (APN) ATLANTA -- Shawn Deangelo Walton left a meeting with BeltLine officials on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, with little recourse other than to comply with their demands.  The urban gardener ...

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...