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A new deal

The Richmond city government is pushing the idea of using special revenue bonds to finance the new Diamond Stadium and the first phase of infrastructure work in the Diamond District.

Let’s show up and show out

Members and supporters of the Save Community Hospital Work Group remain vigilant in their quest to have Virginia Union University officials publicly declare that the historically Black university will not demolish the former hospital on Overbrook Road.

Deriding DEI is the right’s attempt at a polite way to attack civil rights, by Clarence Page

“DEI mayor.” That’s how a troll on X, formerly Twitter, labeled a news clip of Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott delivering an update on the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after it was struck by a massive cargo ship. ...

In April, honor memories and seek reforms, by Thomas P. Kapsidelis

Spring ought to be a time of relief and promise. The days are longer and seemingly a bit sunnier, and the end of the school year is around the corner — and with it, the hopes of graduation days ahead.

Mail delays leave Richmonders in the dark

In some Richmond-area neighborhoods, residents have grown accustomed to having their mail delivered around 10 p.m. or later.

Newest anti-homelessness project builds on strong efforts statewide, by Roger Chesley

Nonprofit officials in Roanoke recently refurbished a former motel, transforming the units into permanent housing for the homeless.

Census forms are changing again — because we are, by Clarence Page

On his HBO show “Real Time,” comedian Bill Maher recently went after Democrats for “pandering” to minority groups for votes.

Former VUU presidents ensured buildings’ preservation

I write as an alumna of Virginia Union University to encourage the preservation and reuse of the former Richmond Community Hospital.

Easter like Sunday morning

As we approach the second quarter of the year, kudos to those of you who adhered to Jan. 1 vows to lose weight, eat healthier meals and exercise more regularly.

The humanities and HBCUs, by Yahusef Medina

Last month, as we commemorated another year of Black history, I found myself reflecting on two prominent themes in the life and legacy of Carter Godwin Woodson, pioneer of Black History Month, who was born in Buckingham County, Va.

The ridiculous retiring Republicans, by Julianne Malveaux

Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson needed Democrats to narrowly avert the government shutdown that loomed if Congressional budget legislation was not passed by Saturday, March 23. Many Republicans did not vote for the budget legislation; Democrats saved the day.

A tone-deaf attack on diversity at a university first built by the enslaved, by Bob Lewis

Posts began popping up in my social media feeds a couple of weeks ago from friends in my demographic: white, male and old enough to know better.

Safe and secure

New safety nets are crucial in ensuring the well-being and success of students in Richmond Public Schools. Recent discussions by the RPS School Board regarding homebound and home-based instruction protocols, as well as revised procedures for certifying graduating seniors, highlight ...

Taking a RISC

It is gratifying to read Free Press reporter George Copeland Jr.’s article about the commit- ment shown by Richmond’s current and potential political leaders who attended a forum focused on affordable housing, mobile home repair and replacement, and gun violence ...

No one likes to be taken for granted, by David W. Marshall

Realignment and transformation throughout our nation’s political landscape is not new.

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