Your Voice


YOUR VOICE: What did you think of Donny Glover’s new tv show ATLANTA and do you think it will last?

Celeste Mitchel, Decatur “I thought it was very well done. I thought it represented Atlanta pretty well like he gave a good perspective of a black man’s life in Atlanta, like a lot of the younger black dudes and what ...

YOUR VOICE: Are there enough resources in the African American community to sustain the Buy Black movement, if not, what do we need?

Linda Sims, Lithonia “Yes, I am thinking so. The younger people would do it, I am sure. But we’ve go the older generation that may not do it but I am hoping that they would because we need that.”

YOUR VOICE: With healthcare providers raising rates or pulling out of the exchanges, how do you feel about Obamacare now?

Jaqueline James, Ellenwood “I love the Affordable Care Act. It provides healthcare for millions of people who didn’t have it, who need, and I think it’s a great thing.”

YOUR VOICE: What, if any, will be the lasting impression of the historic first gold medal wins by black women at the 2016 Rio Olympics?

Kimberly Turner, Powder Springs “I think it should encourage other African-American sisters to get into those sports.”

YOUR VOICE: With analysis showing that the HOPE Scholarship fund will run out of money by 2028, do you think we are doing enough or should we be doing more?

Robert West, Decatur “I think we should be doing more as far as finding out exactly how it is being funded, how much money is going into that and how it is worked out for the students. Seems like there’s ...

YOUR VOICE: With Georgia’s changing demographic, do you think the state could go Democrat this year?

Shante Nasir, Atlanta “I certainly would hope so. I think Donald Trump is doing an excellent job at insuring that direction… I am from California and I am always surprised that Georgia as a whole is a red state. But ...

YOIUR VOICE: Considering all of the drama and contention at the political conventions, do you think the peoples’ voices are really being heard?

Abdul Hagi, Atlanta “I think that some people might think their voices are not being heard because of the Super Delegate system that the Democratic Party has or the Delegate system that the Republican Party has. But their voices are ...

YOUR VOICE: In light of the recent gunning down of police in Baton Rogue and Dallas, should Atlanta police officers be worried?

Anthony Wright, Atlanta “…I think there’s, certainly, a reason for concern for what has occurred and that they should be cautious as they move through their jobs. It is unfortunate but, because of the overall energy, the overall challenge that ...

YOUR VOICE: What is one lesson you think we should take from the recent violent tragedies revolving around the relationship between African Americans and the police?

Tina Clarke Decatur “I think that we should all stand together. I was really moved when I saw, in Dallas, that they were having a #blacklivesmatter and pro-police rally and then they, kind of, combined forces.

YOUR VOICE: You are one of the 60,000 who crossed the finish line at the Peachtree Road Race so tell us, how was your run?

Christie Jones Stockbridge “I’ve done this seven times. I think I did pretty good, not as well as a I normally do, but pretty good. I do this to ward off the crazies! I have four children and I am ...

YOUR VOICE: Should people on the ‘No-Fly List’ be allowed to purchase guns?

Tamika Angola Harper Fayetteville “My answer is, no. However, there is a caveat to that. I would say that under the Obama Administration, I would feel comfo rtable with utilizing that method of eliminating those individuals who should not have ...

YOUR VOICE: Should we follow Philadelphia’s example and charge a tax on sugary soft drinks in Atlanta?

Patrice Ware, Atlanta “No… As a peoples’ choice, that’s a hard no. You can control what people put in their mouths. I think it’s for a health benefit tactic or they want more money because everybody drinks soda. I don’t ...

YOUR VOICE: Should we ban semi-automatics like the AR-15 rifle that was used in the Orlando shooting?

Jessica Booth, Atlanta “Absolutely, I agree, it should be banned. I understand that there are some people who feel that they have a need for this weapon due to sports hunting however there are other alternatives to weapons.

Do you think developers, who are building luxury-priced apartments in the Metro Atlanta area should be required to create affordable living spaces for working middle and low income Atlantans?

Elicionne Washington, Atlanta “Yes I do. I feel that everything is a balance, so if you create that balance as far as the lower class, middle class, high class, then, the economy doesn’t get all screwed up. So I agree, ...

YOUR VOICE: With ridership down 40% and usage not covering it’s cost, should the Atlanta Streetcar program continue?

Simone Monet Ellenwood “Absolutely not. I think Atlanta was not designed for streetcars or ‘keeping up with the Jones.’ Look at San Francisco, they’ve had streetcars for years