President Lincoln was a traitor and other ‘truths’

In his letter to the editor, Dr. Ravi Perry accuses Confederate soldiers of being “by definition, traitors to the nation.” He is either ignorant of history or he is a “Court Historian” willfully indoctrinating his credulous students with what Voltaire ...

Give Monroe Park back to the community

Although the Richmond Planning Commission refused to allow the Monroe Park Conservancy to place an illuminated Dominion Energy sign inside Monroe Park, a landmark which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the conservancy has named certain parts ...

Virginia needs early voting

In North Carolina on Wednesday, Oct. 17, individuals began voting in the November midterm election. It is called early voting — not absentee voting.

Trump and ‘Medi-scare’

Maybe Donald Trump really believes his hype about the “lying media.” That might explain why his effort to produce a commentary longer than a tweet contains enough falsehoods to have fact checkers working overtime.

Demanding respect

A few years before Aretha Franklin sang “Respect,” Otis Redding’s version had a laudable meaning, too. When Aretha sang “Respect” in 1967, she turned the song into something women have never let go.


We offer a hearty congratulations to Rodney A. Robinson, Virginia’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.

Good news

We call our readers’ attention to a well done report, “Witness to the killing,” published by the Washington Post on Wednesday that spotlights Richmond.

A council of cowards

As a political scientist, nothing angers me more than politicians who fail to effectively represent their constituents.

The real ‘problem’ needs to be addressed

For about the last 40 years, we have been throwing money at our school “problem” with the same failing result.

Kavanaugh represents the hijacking of America

After the dramatic fiasco played out in the Brett Kavanaugh hearings two weeks ago, we witnessed the true desperation of the GOP to claim the power of the U.S. Supreme Court.

2nd Street Festival: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

The fact is this festival has and continues to be owned and controlled by white people during most of its existence. This, for me, is a major problem because at no point has its owners envisioned, stated or promised that, ...

True colors

Shameful. That’s the best word to describe Monday’s action by Richmond City Council to roll over and play dead when it comes to the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue.

Reprobate on the U.S. Supreme Court

Well, America, we now have a Trump clone on the U.S. Supreme Court. In the closest vote since 1881, the U.S. Senate voted 50-48 last Saturday to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh as a justice on to the nation’s highest court.

Schools, broken pledges and future election

Let’s be honest: We have two school systems in Richmond. One is a private, mostly white student body attending modern, clean facilities providing the educational opportunities. The second is a public system, where a 90 percent minority and mostly poor ...

Help available for restoration of voting rights

The midterm elections are just over a month away, and many Virginians still can’t take part in what is the most important part of the democratic process: Voting.