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Cheers (Sept. 20 - 27 Edition)

The 18th Surgeon General of the United States (2009-2013) Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, was announced as the first NOLA.com/Times Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Your Voice: How do you feel about people or media outlets who out someone they suspect to be gay/lesbian?

“I don’t know that anyone should out anybody. But I feel that people should come to terms with who they are for them to out themselves. We should allow them to grow into that; into whoever they believe who they ...

Your Voice: In light of the week’s events in Syria, what do you think President Obama should do?

“I think he should stay out of Syria. I personally believe that interventionist policies are counter-productive when there are some problems going on in our own country…"

Cheers (Sept. 13 - 19 Edition)

Clark Atlanta University’s “Man of the Year”, received a proclamation from Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall for Neal’s effort to support The Campaign To Keep Guns Off Campus.

Cheers (Sept. 6 - 12 Edition)

Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., a renowned community leader, mentor and business icon, has been chosen to receive the 2013 Blue Legend Award at the 31st annual Spirit of Alliance Awards on Friday, September 27 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Dortch, ...

Your Voice: Do you believe the pre-season predictions that the Atlanta Falcons will make it to the Super Bowl?

“The only way the Falcons will make it to the Super Bowl is if their defense steps up and plays ball. If you noticed last year, in every game, they ran out gas in the fourth quarter.”

Cheers (Aug. 30 - Sept. 6 Edition)

Vocalist Dottie Peoples earned a proclamation, in honor of her 30 years in the gospel music industry. Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell presented Peoples with the distinct honor.

Your Voice: "What stood out to you in Obama’s address at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington?"

“When he spoke about the Black men staying in the family or staying in the home and raising his son."

Your Voice: "How has the shooting incident at McNair Learning Academy affected your opinion on school security?"

“School security needs to be increased overall. It needs to be consistent across the state, across the nation. There needs to be a better protocol in place …"

Cheers (Aug. 23 - 29 Edition)

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittany L. Bryant graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bryant is a 2007 graduate of Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Ga. She earned a bachelor’s degree from ...

Your Voice: "What are you doing at home to ensure your child’s academic success?"

“I, nightly, review her assignments as well as hire an outside source for tutoring and I review her grades on a daily basis.”

Cheers (Aug. 16 - 22 Edition)

Tyronia “Ty” M. Smith, managing partner of Chester Jennings & Smith LLC in Atlanta, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award, presented by the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility.

Cheers (Aug. 9 - 15 Edition)

Dr. Adrienne Mims was recently named the new president of The American Health Quality Association, which represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America.

Your Voice: "Do you think you will feel safer with an armed police officer in your school?"

“No, I would not feel safer with a police officer with guns in the school.”

Your Voice: "How do you feel about armed police officers patrolling inside Atlanta Public Schools?"

“I think it’s good to give extra security for the students and teachers and parents. I don’t see it as a problem, I have seen officers in the buildings and it’s been a big help.”