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Do black lives matter?

On Sunday, Dec. 2, two young men were shot on Raven Street in the East End. One, a juvenile, was found around 9 p.m. with an apparent gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital. About two hours later, police ...

Why Baugh should go to church

Re Letters to the Editor, “Why I don’t go to church,” Free Press Nov. 29-Dec. 1 edition:

Virginia for sale?

Many elected officials should have “For Sale” signs outside their office doors. They also should make it known that they are discriminatory in who gets to buy them. They are “For Sale” to the white corporate and banking sectors only.

Richmond Coliseum redux

The more we learn about the proposed Coliseum development in Downtown, the more we don’t like it. We are skeptical about the figures and arguments trotted out to convince City Council and Richmond residents to support the $1.4 billion plan.

Where is the white church?

In 2019, we will commemorate 400 years since the first 20 enslaved people were transported by ship from Africa by white slave traders and landed in Jamestown, Va.

Hope and change

Do you remember how much we looked forward to hope and change when President Obama was running for office? As I talk with people daily, they long for those days and wish the former president and his wife, Michelle Obama, ...

Bush 41: ‘The closer’

Could former President George H.W. Bush have defeated current President Donald Trump? In a way, it already happened — in 1992, although nobody would have known it at the time.

The new voter suppression

“Georgia elections officials deployed a known strategy of voter suppression: closing and relocating polling places. Despite projections of record turnout, elections officials closed or moved approximately 305 locations, many in neighborhoods with numerous voters of color.

The Bush legacy

We believe that one’s life is like a scorecard or balance sheet — filled with both positives and negatives. And when one dies, others (perhaps even God) will look at the ledger and add up both sides.

Kudos Free Press on City Hall coverage

Re “Council committee blocks entry of medical transport company into Richmond market” and “Coliseum’s success raises new questions about need to replace it,” Free Press Nov. 29-Dec. 1 edition:

Churches, payday loans and the Bible

I think it is a positive concept that a church is dispensing micro loans to community members. It is obvious that payday lenders target the minority community, and black people in particular. Most of the customers I have seen are ...

Prejudice also strikes ‘scruffy-looking’ white people

You do not have to be African-American to receive prejudicial treatment from Virginia Commonwealth University Police. You can be a scruffy-looking white person and receive roughly comparable treatment.

Why I don’t go to church

I don’t go to church because I find it irrelevant. When I went to church, even good ones with a message and an active congregation, I found serious issues were omitted.

Kudos to Evergreen volunteer

Every once in a while, you come across a person who is willing to put the community ahead of all things. They do this day in and day out. George Nixon is such a person. He has volunteered to help ...

Teaching while black

We have read with disgust report after report from around the nation of incidents of white people calling the cops on African-Americans who are engaged in nothing more than the normal activities of daily living — barbecuing while black, going ...

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