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Georgia comes through

Three cheers for the voters of Georgia.

Karen Bass’ election ushers in era of leadership, by Marc H. Morial

The National Urban League and the civil rights community have had few champions in Congress as tenacious and effective as Rep. Karen Bass of California.

’Tis the season for food justice, by Julianne Malveaux

Since early November, we’ve witnessed appeals to donate to food banks, food baskets and community food events.

Sheriff’s authority is ‘completely separate from mine as commonwealth’s attorney’

As a longtime reader and supporter of the Free Press, it is disheartening to see the author of this article (Nov. 23-26 edition), Mr. Jeremy Lazarus, so flagrantly violate the journalistic ethics that the Free Press exemplified under the leadership ...

Rest well, Congressman McEachin

In reading Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott’s description of A. Donald McEachin, as a “gentle giant” I firmly believe that truer words, perhaps, have never been spoken for Rep. McEachin who died on Monday at age 61.

Pelosi’s legacy is ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’, by Marc H. Morial

“History will note she is the most consequential Speaker of the House of Representatives in our history. There are countless examples of how she embod- ies the obligation of elected officials to uphold their oath to God and country to ...

Before the fall, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

I remember my mother and other accountable adults in our community teaching other children and me many important lessons of responsible citizenship.

No, Stacey Abrams is not Moses, by Candice Marie Benbow

When I moved to Atlanta in September of 2020, the first thing I did was register to vote.

Witness to history

We will be witnesses to more history when Congress reconvenes in January.

Michael Moore got last laugh in midterm elections, by Clarence Page

When filmmaker-activist Michael Moore, a Democrat, went against the conventional wisdom that was expecting a Republican “red wave” sweeping the midterm elections, I feared he had become unmoored.

Your vote, your choice, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Our voting responsibilities ARE NOT finished! Our obligation to the ancestors requires us to engage in one more election this season. We must vote – with either our ballots or our contributions.

VLBC rejects ‘whitewash’ of state’s school curriculum

The members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) write to condemn and reject the revised draft Virginia History and Social Science standards of learning proposed last Friday by the Governor’s Administration. The members of the VLBC have deep concerns ...

Wins, losses and deja vu

We continue to note Black success in the November elections, which includes the election of two Republicans from majority-white districts.

Election reflections and red puddles, by Julianne Malveaux

To let the pollsters tell it, Democrats were going to get a “drubbing” or a “shellacking” just like the one President Obama experienced in 2010 when Dems lost 63 Congressional seats and six Senate seats. In contrast, Democrats seem to ...

Elon Musk trying to figure out Twitter, by Clarence Page

After closing his $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter, Elon Musk still seemed to be trying to figure out what he had bought.

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