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YOUR VOICE: Now that the APS trials have concluded, what should we do for the students who were the victims of the scandal?

M. A. Davidson, Jonesboro “I think they should all have college paid for across the board. I think they there should be remediation for the children and I think they should be able to attend in Georgia college and that ...

5 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal, Value Washing up outdoor spaces in all the right places

Whether you’re planning to list your home for sale soon or you’re simply working to maintain features that attracted you to the charming abode in the first place, careful attention to curb appeal is a must.

YOUR VOICE: Do you think the prison sentences of the APS educators were fair?

Soleil Lee, Lawrenceville “I do not [think the sentences were fair], because of the pressures that teachers and school systems receive about high stakes testing and how they want to determine whether you are a good teacher based on a ...

YOUR VOICE: With the sentencing of the APS educators approaching, what do you think their punishment should be?

Monica Crim, Atlanta “I don’t think they should have did shackles and things, I think that’s a bit much. I think they should get probation, like, five years probation. [Prison?] No.”

YOUR VOICE: What do you think of a Ga. House proposal to amend the state constitution to expand legal gambling to include casinos and horse racing in which the state would receive additional funding?

Courtney Butler, Gainesville “I, absolutely, think we should expand gambling because we’ve already allowed it [to fund education] thru lottery, so yes I think we should so that we don’t have to travel out of state.”

YOUR VOICE: In the wake of MARTA expanding bus services to Clayton Co., do you think the transit system is an effective service to Metro Atlanta?

“I come from the west coast and it doesn’t have a great transportation system, so for me Atlanta’s is great. I get everywhere I need to go. I definitely think it can be improved: They are always changing their schedules, ...

YOUR VOICE: What do you think should happen to DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen who shot and killed Anthony Hill, a naked, unarmed man? And what do you think will happen?

Leslie Woods, Stone Mountain Nothing. Honestly, I think he should be made the example of…When the people of authority, who’re there to protect and serve society, start killing people, unarmed people who can not defend themselves against your guns and ...

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 ...

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