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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: 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 ...

Enlightening the Power of STE[A]M

Coding and cartoons? It may sound like a strange pairing, but it could prove to be an effective way of introducing coding to young children of color. Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network and Google have formed a partnership to make that ...

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: Now that he has been criminally indicted, what do you think will happen to Bill Cosby now?

Matthew Harrigan, Atlanta “Honestly they should let the man live, because he’s ready to die, anyway. They should let him rock and keep doing what he’s doing… They might lock him up for no reason because as soon as they ...

Judge to decide if Georgia immune from slave descendant suit

A federal judge said Tuesday she will decide soon whether Georgia agencies are immune from a lawsuit claiming discrimination and neglect have eroded one of the last Gullah-Geechee communities of slave descendants on the Southeast coast.

YOUR VOICE: Are we taking North Carolina’s gender law too seriously or not seriously enough?

Denard Gastin, Atlanta “I have no issues with it all. I don’t think [North Carolina’s law] is taking it too far. It’s pretty silly but, hey, it is politics. What can you expect?”

YOUR VOICE: Do you think the Atlanta University Center schools take the threat of sexual assault seriously enough?

Amber Cleburne, Baltimore “I think with Spelman and Morehouse reputations, I think they take more steps to cover it up rather than solving the problem. As far as Clark Atlanta is concerned, I haven’t heard many cases of it.

Feds indict cop, alleged members of Gangster Disciples

Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police ...

YOUR VOICE: Since it’s still legal in Georgia, should we bring corporal punishment back to the schools?

Heather Perkins, Cartersville “Absolutely, because we’ve got too damn many hoodlums running around. Parents aren’t parenting.”

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