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Why impeachment for Fairfax?

When the accusations of sexual assault were made against Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax by two different women, he stated without equivocation that the sexual liaisons were consensual. At this point, Lt. Gov. Fairfax must be given the presumption of ...

Memo to Northam: Show me

Dear Gov. Northam:

Arthur Ashe Blvd.

We applaud the Richmond City Council for voting earlier this week to rename the Boulevard in honor of Richmond native and tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr.

Northam, Fairfax and next steps

The controversy swamping Virginia’s top three executives continues, with Gov. Ralph S. Northam refusing to resign in the wake of his 1984 medical school yearbook photos and blackface scandal; Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax standing accused by a second woman ...

Surprised, no. Sickened, yes.

Is it white privilege, white hubris or just plain arrogance that keeps Gov. Ralph S. Northam in office well after most reasonable Virginians — and people across the nation — believe it is time for him to exit?

Who really won the Super Bowl?

As far as I’m concerned, neither of the teams on the field won the Super Bowl. Something wonderful happened along the way, and we had a consciousness-raising event.

Lifting workers with wages

Nowhere in the country can a full-time worker earning the federal or state minimum wage afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent. One in nine U.S. workers are paid wages that can leave them in poverty, even when working ...

Free Press readers speak on Gov. Ralph S. Northam

Does Gov. Ralph S. Northam have no human decency? The blackface and the Ku Klux Klan outfit each alone speak of racism. Shown together, they speak clearly of racist intent. This was in 1984.

More on 1619

The editorial and letter to the editor highlight some painful ironies of Virginia’s history. In 1619, some Virginians formed the first representative legislature in the New World. A few weeks later, some of those same Virginians purchased and probably enslaved ...

Kudos to Dr. Brown

I would like to thank the Market @ 25th, a full service grocery store, for moving into the East End. From what I am seeing so far, they will be giving minority farmers and vendors a place to showcase their ...

What an old folks home should be

An old folks home should be a place where the comfort, safety and welfare of its residents is maintained.

Mayor Stoney at midterm

Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s victories and foibles are up for public review and discussion this week as he offers the annual State of the City address on Jan. 31.

Poverty and brotherhood

Writing to fellow clergy from a Birmingham jail, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., gravely concerned about all who were poor and experiencing inequality, said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of ...

Spike Lee and Oscar

“People of color have a constant frustration of not being represented, or being misrepresented, and these images go around the world … I do not think there is going to be any substantial movement until people of color get into ...

The ‘authentic King’

The Rev. Bernice A. King is the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and echoes the passion and promise he voiced for America.

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