Your Voice


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.”

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.”

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”

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.”

YOUR VOICE: In the wake of the Ferguson judgement and Charles Barkley’s statements, what is your take on justice, black people and the police?

“It’s not going to be over until we get some kind of justification. I think we need more black leaders in the world and I hope they keep burning down stuff and tearing up stuff because, then, White America will ...

YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts on the reemergence of rape allegations against Bill Cosby?

“I don’t see Bill Cosby, no more or no less, than I would a Bill Clinton or Obama or Bill Campbell or Shirley Franklin or Eddie Long; everybody had some type of controversial outrageous allegations pinned on them, be it ...

YOUR VOICE: Who do you blame for Georgia having the highest unemployment rate in the nation and will that have any influence on your vote this year?

“I blame the Governor. He is more interested in big business than he is in the ordinary people of this state. And it will definitely affect my vote because I don’t believe I will be voting to have him re-elected.”