YOUR VOICE: How do you feel about members of the Atlanta Board of Education and school district staff marching together in the 2015 Atlanta Gay Pride Parade this weekend?

Raine Beckett, Decatur “I can’t say that I feel one or another about it….They are just representing what they have to deal with because nowandays there are a lot of kids that are gay and lesbian so I don’t see ...

YOUR VOICE: In wake of the recent execution of Kelly Gissendaner, the first woman to be put to death in this state in 70 years, what are your current views on capital punishment in Georgia?

Taniah Morgan, Atlanta “I don’t specifically agree with the death penalty at all. I feel like if we are trying to rectify a mistake, doing the exact same thing doesn’t rectify it. So if you kill a murderer, you become ...

YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts about the possibility of casino gambling coming to Georgia?

John Asanga, Atlanta “Well from the business aspect of it I feel it’s beneficial as it will bring in a lot more revenue, a lot of tourists… But for the consumer it could also bring a lot of danger because ...

YOUR VOICE: Did the marriage clerk in Kentucky, Kim Davis, deserve to be jailed for exercising her rights in deny marriage licenses to gay couples?

Coralee Hall, Atlanta “Absolutely she deserved to be jailed because she swore an oath of public office and when the law changed she was still sworn to her public office.

NEWS BRIEFS: Atlanta airport security finds inert hand grenade, 3 guns

Security screeners at Atlanta’s main airport confiscated an inert hand grenade and three loaded firearms over Labor Day weekend.

YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts and/or feelings on the connections being made in the media of a relationship between the recent murders of police officers and the #blacklivesmatter movement?

M.A. Davidson, Atlanta “Connections between #blacklivesmatter and the recent cop killings: NONE. That organization is not that deep; they don’t have that kind of flexibility nor do they have that kind of financing. Those are underground splinter groups that are ...

YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts and/or feelings regarding civil rights activist, Jesse Jackson comments on Pres. Obama having “failed” black people when it comes to economic empowerment?

Tracy Sellers, Red Oak “I just think, regardless if you white or black, if what has taken place is to help the black people, if a law is passed, white people are going to gain from that. It’s not, specifically ...

YOUR VOICE: Pittsburg Steelers linebacker James Harrison sent the “participation trophies” his two sons received back, stating no one in his home gets a trophy for just showing up.

Larisa Cockham, Fayetteville “I feel like it’s a good confidence builder. And I feel, if you explain to them that this is a trophy just for participation and nothing more that that and that they need to strive to do ...

YOUR VOICE: As a new school year starts in the wake of pass accreditation controversies and testing scandals, are we doing enough to prepare our kids for secondary education?

Nicole Butler, Stone Mountain “I definitely think we are. My daughter attends school in DeKalb County and DeKalb has a new superintendent, Dr. Green, who has come in recently and he is going to move things in the right direction.”

YOUR VOICE: What do you think the investigation into the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown will reveal… murder, accident or suicide?

Kwes Zachary, Atlanta “I think it’s going reveal murder. I think all of the signs are pointing to foul play. It just seems a bit too coincidental for anything else in my opinion.”

NEWS BRIEFS: Residents say sweltering heat persists at Atlanta apartments

Residents of an Atlanta apartment building say the sweltering heat inside is continuing, despite assurances from the building’s managers that the air conditioning has been fixed.

YOUR VOICE: What was your gut reaction to the Sandra Bland incident, the black woman in Texas who was found dead in her jail cell after being arrested for reasons related to a minor traffic violation?

Cody Perryman, Atlanta “Initially after hearing the report and hearing what happened I knew there was a cover-up going on. I would say I felt rage because now it’s continuous and now it’s going from them targeting black men to ...

YOUR VOICE: Former Mayor Andrew Young says the problems we face don’t have anything to do with the Confederate flag. Do you think we should be worried about the flag or is it a waste of time?

Charity Hamidulah, Atlanta “I sort of agree with his opinion. For instance, on my way to my soccer game, I saw some man carrying a Confederate flag, right down Boulevard. It was a shock to see at first, but then ...

YOUR VOICE: In light of the incident in Charleston SC, do you think churches should have armed security?

Micheal Reaver, John’s Creek “I think arming security is a secondary issue. I think it’s trying to attack a symptom rather than the cause of the illness, which in this case, is racism, flat out.

YOUR VOICE: At 72 percent, Georgia’s high school graduation rate is 9 points lower than the national average. Why do you think that is?

“Personally, to a certain extent, I believe it’s the teachers. All they see is a check, well, most of them. The students, they can, sort of feel that they are not really there for them.