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YOUR VOICE: After they reviewed the case, US Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice decided, this week, that they did not have enough evidence to pursue a case against Ron Zimmerma

Kalonji Changa, Smyrna “I think that it’s business as usual. The Department of Justice has never been on the side of Africans and other oppressed people and that there will never be justice on stolen land.”

YOUR VOICE: What figure from black history do you most admire?

Eric Jones, Ellenwood “Malcolm X because of the man, the mind and the mission. I stand for all of the beliefs that he had, I’ve read his book front-to-back and I am a firm believer in his cause for the ...

YOUR VOICE: In light of recent events in Alabama, how well do you think same-sex marriage would be received in Georgia?

Matthew White, Decatur “I think Georgia is ready because the new generation, Generation X, has accepted it more.

YOUR VOICE:Should children who have not been vaccinated be allowed to attend public schools or should the government have the right to restrict our children in this manner?

Mitchell Purvis, Conyers “Children need to be vaccinated to go to school and yes the government should regulate that because if they don’t do who will.”

YOUR VOICE: What piece of advice would you share when it comes to purchasing safely from Craigslist?

“If you are buying off of Craigslist my advice is to just be careful and don’t get killed.”

Food For the Soul--The Rustin Lorde Breakfast

In 1992 I left Brooklyn, NY boarding the “midnight train to Georgia” to begin a new life with my partner Lenny. We knew less than four residents between us so I went about feverishly searching for Black LGBTQ community.

YOUR VOICE: What do you think we will be talking about and what do you think we should be talking about in 2015?

“I have the same answer for both; I feel we will be talking about race relations and empowering our youth for 2015.”

Walmart filling a shopper’s void in East Point

Not long ago it was rare to see the opening of a new Walmart store, but not anymore in Metro Atlanta. The recent ribbon cutting at the new Walmart Super Center on Cleveland Ave in East Point is the most ...

YOUR VOICE: What New Year’s Resolutions do you know that you will break this year?

Tonekia Kendall, Jonesboro “I hope to stop procastinating… but more than likely, I am probably going to put it off. LOL”

James Edward Dean, first Black elected in DeKalb County dies

James E. Dean, the first Black elected to a significant political office in DeKalb County died quietly at his Atlanta home December 18, he was 70.

YOUR VOICE: How would you feel about having a Muslim mosque in your neighborhood and what are your thoughts on people who have an issue with it?

Preston Bradford, Atlanta “I don’t think that any religion should be limited to any type of neighborhood. Mainly because, as a Christian, I understand that our tolerance is a show of love and respect… I just think that everybody should ...

YOUR VOICE: What is the best gas price you’ve seen, recently and why do you think the prices are going down?

Kiera McBride, Atlanta “$2.39 in Clayton County. Why? I don’t know, I guess it because the war’s not that big anymore and the oil prices have gone down.”

Communities seek solutions to police killings and brutality

Talks between residents, community organizations, politicians and the police continue around the country, as does some protests following the lack of an indictment in the police deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

YOUR VOICE: In the wake of the Ferguson judgement and Charles Barkley’s statements, what is your take on justice, black people and the police?

“It’s not going to be over until we get some kind of justification. I think we need more black leaders in the world and I hope they keep burning down stuff and tearing up stuff because, then, White America will ...

The Impact of Herman J. Russell, (1930 – 2014)

It would be extremely difficult or next to impossible to measure the true impact of the legacy of Atlanta business titan Herman J. Russell who passed this past Saturday at the age of 83 after a brief illness.

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