Your Voice


"Do you have any interest in riding the giant SkyView ferris wheel downtown?"

“I think it’s going to generate revenue. I think it’s good for the community and I am going to ride it.”

"Do you think George Zimmerman will be convicted for killing Trayvon Martin?"

“I do not believe the prosecution is doing a good job of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that he is guilty of manslaughter and murder."

"Should Paula Deen be allowed back on the Food Network and would you follow her and her products?"

“Absolutely not and no I wouldn’t. I’m from Savannah, actually, and I feel like the whole thing she did was incredibly racist and she got caught with her foot in her mouth and now she has to pay the consequences.”

"Are you concerned about the government monitoring your phone and online accounts?"

“As far as the surveillance, it’s just part of the times of the day."

"What’s the best advice your father ever gave you?"

“He always told me to be a better man than himself, and honestly, I don’t think I live up to that.”

Once it is completed, can you foresee riding Atlanta’s downtown trolley?

“Only on tours and special occasions."

Do Atlanta’s police officers deserve more than a one-percent pay raise?

“I think they deserve more money because we have to depend on the police to protect us, to protect our homes while we are at work."

"What are you thoughts on the fraud charges against State Rep. Tyrone Brooks?"

“I think it’s unfortunate for someone who has done so much for civil rights to have this situation to tarnish his legacy."

"Is it worth it to go deep in debt to pay for a college education?"

“I think it is worth it because if you get a degree you can do something with it afterwards to make it back up."

"As Mother’s Day approaches, what is one thing you can say that makes your mother special to you?"

“The reason I love my mother so much is not only did she make a lot of sacrifices for me, she raised me as a single parent, kept food on the table and a roof over my head and helped ...

"Will NBA Center Jason Collins ‘coming out’ as gay, change the game of basketball?"

“I don’t think its going to change the game as a whole."

“Why are black men frequently reluctant to see a doctor?”

“It’s not just black men."

“Do you think the new Falcons stadium will help the surrounding communities?”

“You have streets in this neighborhood... that aren’t even paved and you’re putting a billion dollar stadium here that you are trying to squeeze into a spot..."

“What do we need to do to increase wealth in the black community?”

“First of all, have good successorship for the business that are already in our community and patronize those business and keep our dollar in the black community, more so than we are doing now...”

“Should the NAACP sue to stop Governor Deal from replacing six DeKalb school board members?”

“I do not think the NAACP should pursue Governor Nathan Deal on the elected officials because most people on the ballot that we elect, we don’t even know.”