Youngkin spikes restoration of voting rights

The roughly 1,000 people a month released from Virginia prisons are no longer having their voting rights restored almost automatically.

A Black woman’s unequal cost of protesting, by Julianne Malveaux

The 45th president is in the news again, facing indictments in New York and Georgia for criminal behavior regarding illegally paying a porn star (New York) and election tampering (Georgia).

Conservative groups don’t speak for all moms, by Svante Myrick

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I’ve been thinking about moms and honoring motherhood. I’ve written before about how my mom instilled values in me, including respect for everyone’s rights – not just my own. Mom also worked ...

Jennifer McClellan’s leadership skills in Virginia will be critical in Washington, by Reginald Stuart

When Richmond area voters elected former Virginia State Sen. Jennifer McClellan to Congress last month, the new federal responsibilities for the veteran state lawmaker were already on the agenda for the seasoned politician.

Black people can’t breathe

Two years ago a National Public Radio investigation showed that, since 2015, at least 135 unarmed Black men and women nationwide were fatally shot by police officers. At least 75 percent of the police officers were white.

SVB bank failure isn’t about being ‘woke’, by Julianne Malveaux

The Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the 16th largest bank in the United States, failed because its leaders used poor judgment in making ill-advised investments.

Technology bridges equitable access in Va., by Shara Gibson

Access to technology is a vital step in ensuring equitable opportunities for everyone, specifically when it comes to minority small business owners. Our country relies on the entrepreneurial spirit that the “American Dream” has inspired in all of us, and ...

Change must come

I woke up hearing the weeping of people in lieu of all the senseless crime that has taken place. I humbly ask that you would put this in the Richmond Free Press, inspired by God.

To Gov. Youngkin:

History will not be kind to anyone who adopts a pro-ignorance stand when it comes to the true history of this country, warts and all.

‘That was Karl’

Thank you for letting your readers know of the death of Karl Bren in your March 2-4, 2023, edition.

Thank you, Richmond Free Press

To the entire staff of the Richmond Free Press:

No debt deal = doom

The clock is ticking on a potentially serious financial crisis that could affect you and your family.

Propaganda machine called Fox News, by David W. Marshall

In 2021, the bill to award gold medals to the U. S. Capitol Police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 insurrection passed, despite 21 GOP lawmakers voting against it.

A historic vote and tools it gave us, by Ben Jealous

Vice President Kamala Harris is sure to be remembered every March in Women’s History Month as the first woman and the first person of color to serve our nation in that position. As notable as those two facts are, she ...

Former state registrar had no ‘personal decision’ in same-gender law

I am writing to address what I consider an inaccurate representation of my making a personal decision to deny same-gender parents’ names on a birth certificate. This representation, announcing the retirement of Janet Rainey, was in an article in the ...