Street Talk

What foreign land would you like to visit this summer?

Ennis Carter
executive director | Gayborhood
"Calcutta, India. There's such an amazing culture of spirituality there. I would find that very inspirational. The symbols and art that I would see in that city would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
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What's your opinion of Ellen DeGeneres cancelling Kim Burrell's appearance on her show?

Jessica Batton
maintenance engineer | South Philadelphia
"I love Ellen. I totally support her sexuality, but she could have been a better sport and heard the girl out. Censorship doesn't solve anything. I think a dialogue between the two ladies could have been handled well, with them talking to each other respectfully."
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Should the names of jurors in the Bill Cosby trial be released to the media?

Leah Bush
doctoral student | Baltimore, Md.
"No, not in this age of social media. Social media will harass and stalk them to no end. I can't get behind that. However, it would be nice if we could get a breakdown of the vote — not by naming the jurors, just by their juror number. In a free society, we have a right to at least that much information."
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What advocacy cause should Melania Trump promote?

Marissa Athar
nurse | Queen Village
"Disability rights. It's our next frontier. We've done LGBT rights. Now the disabled really need some protections. I saw [on TV] a man with cerebral palsy sucker-punched by someone, for no reason. That was so sad."
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How will you commemorate the Pulse shooting on the first anniversary?

Ellie Belcheff
marketing intern | West Philadelphia
"I'll make a point of going online to GoFundMe or some other website to see how I can contribute financially to a victims' fund. I'll also post the information on my Facebook page and encourage friends to donate to the Pulse victims and their families."
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