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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 ...

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.”