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First Slice 7/19/16: Could Atlanta strip clubs be the next casualty of gentrification?

Mayor Kasim Reed called yesterday's meeting with four local protest leaders "productive," but many organizers denounced the closed-door meeting for its lack of transparency and continued to protest inside and outside Atlanta's City Hall. If it is a divide-and-conquer strategy, as many have suggested, it may be working.…

MLK Would Never Shut Down a Freeway, and 6 Other Myths About the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter

On Saturday, as protests mounted across the country following the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed explained the large police presence at downtown protests to reporters: “Dr. King would never take a freeway.” Reed’s claim was historically absurd. Martin Luther King Jr. took many a highway—most famously, perhaps, in […]

WATCH LIVE: Thousands protest against police violence in Atlanta

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A crowd estimated in the thousands marched through Atlanta on Friday and is currently massed near a major local roadway. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mayor Kasim Reed met with demonstrators near the Downtown Connector linking Interstates 75 and 85 and asked them not to take to the...

Ga. Park Hanging Referred to FBI 

Atlanta, Ga. Mayor Kasim Reed issued a statement Thursday afternoon announcing that the case of a black man found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park has been referred to the FBI, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. According to the site, the announcement came hours after social media users expressed suspicions and outrage, with some […]

Police: Body found in Piedmont Park was a suicide victim

Atlanta Police say a man found this morning hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park appeared to have killed himself. However, Mayor Kasim Reed says the city has referred the case to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is promising transparency...Show More Summary

Atlanta's tunnel-boring machine has arrived and it needs a name that will last throughout the ages

“It’s like watching a Godzilla Movie!” Mayor Kasim Reed said on Wednesday as a flat-bed truck carrying the largest section of the city’s new tunnel boring machine pulled into a gravel lot that overlooked northwest Atlanta's Bellwood Quarry. Show More Summary

The 14 Year Old Gangland Double Murderer, Jayson "Jay'Jay" Reid Is A Product Of The World That Rep John Lewis And Mayor Kasim Reid Has Facilitated: How The Stolen "Black American Rites Of Passage Program" Failed To Provide A Corrective Force To A 'Wanna

BUT FOR THE FACT THAT THE CONCEPT OF "PRIMARIED" IS AN ELEMENT OF THE "AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM" - AND THE WEAPONIZED COLONIZED AMERICANIZED SO-CALLED NEGRO HAS NO SUCH ENTITY WITHIN HIS OWN RANKS OF "BLACK COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE" - THE...Show More Summary

First Slice 6/5/16: Former Hartsfield-Jackson GM does not plan to go quietly

This could get interesting: Miguel Southwell, the former general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport who was recently fired by Mayor Kasim Reed, claims he was pressured by Reed's administration to approve concessions contracts. Show More Summary

Dear Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Dear Black Media Of Atlanta: Today, June 3, 2016 Is 120 DAYS AFTER The "State Of Atlanta" Speech. WILL YOU GO ASK THE MAYOR: "Where Is His Program To DEVELOP FATHERLESS BLACK MALES?" Which He Promised Would Be Off The Ground

Source: The "2016 State Of The City Of Atlanta" Speech DEAR ATLANTA MAYOR KASIM REED - THIS ULTIMATELY AIN'T ABOUT YOU!!!It Is About INSTITUTIONAL CORRUPTION!!The "Colonizer's Field Agents" / "Black Racial Services Machine Oligarchy"...Show More Summary

Say hello to Kishia Powell, Atlanta's new watershed commissioner

We've got bad news for CL readers who sent their resumes to Mayor Kasim Reed to compete for that open Department of Watershed Management gig.    Reed yesterday announced that he's tapped Kishia Powell, the public works director of Jackson,...Show More Summary

City, state prepare Bobby Jones/Underground Atlanta property deals

A real estate deal that, oddly, concerns both the future of Atlanta's Bobby Jones Golf Course and the proposed Underground Atlanta redevelopment looks like it's getting closer to completion. On Wednesday, Mayor Kasim Reed outlined why...Show More Summary

Does Airport Not in Atlanta Surrounded by Land Owned by Atlanta Affect Exclusive Contract With Delta Air Lines?

2 months agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

In one of his final acts as chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines, Richard Anderson signed a contract with Kasim Reed — who is the current mayor of Atlanta — signed an agreement in which Delta Air Lines is committed to keeping its...Show More Summary

Long security lines partly behind Hartsfield-Jackson airport chief’s ouster

In firing Miguel Southwell, Mayor Kasim Reed aims to look at privatizing airport screening.

Atlanta Mayor Fires Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s General Manager

Atlanta’s mayor’s office has confirmed that the general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been fired. Mayor Kasim Reed thanked Miguel Southwell for his service in a statement to the press and indicated that he was...Show More Summary

Atlanta mayor: Manager of world's busiest airport fired

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the general manager of the world's busiest airport has been fired.        

Southwest Atlanta neighborhoods want city to 'fight the blight'

A group of Southwest Atlanta residents want to clean up the city’s blighted properties, and they're calling for Atlanta officials to show support for ridding some communities of boarded-up eyesores. So as Mayor Kasim Reed and his aides...Show More Summary

“Atlanta Mayor’s Column Ripping Bernie Sanders Drafted by Lobbyist, Emails Show”

The Intercept: A few days before the Georgia primary, influential Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed published a column on CNN.com praising Hillary Clinton and ripping her opponent, Bernie Sanders. Reed attacked Sanders as being out of step with Democrats on gun policy, and accused him of … Continue reading ?

Hillary Clinton Shocker: Emails Reveal An Anti-Sanders Column Attributed To Atlanta Mayor Was Actually Penned By A Pro-Clinton Corporate Lobbyist

Hillary Clinton finds herself embroiled in a fresh controversy after it was revealed that an anti-Sanders op-ed column attributed to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was actually written by a pro-Clinton corporate lobbyist, according to Intercept.com. Show More Summary

Atlanta Mayor’s Column Attacking Bernie Sanders Was Drafted by Lobbyist, Emails Show

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

    Hillary Clinton. (Gage Skidmore / (CC-BY-2.0)) Emails released from the office of influential Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed show that a column Reed published on CNN.com praising Hillary Clinton and ripping her opponent, Bernie Sanders,...Show More Summary

Budget season at City Hall has begun

Atlanta plans to spend some $605 million next fiscal year, up from the $593 million this year, under a budget proposed by Mayor Kasim Reed. The proposal comes as new businesses and a construction boom generate more cash for Atlanta. City officials estimate that sales tax collections should rise by almost $3 million to $104.3 million for the fiscal year that begins in July.…

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