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Opinion

Speaking truth to power

“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Invite one to stay.” — Maya angelou

Chickens have come home to roost

The chickens have come home to roost in America.

Was insurrection an inside job? by Julianne Malveaux

If you watched the disgraceful invasion of the U.S. Capitol and the horrific destruction that took place on Jan. 6, you observed a legion of limited-intelligence, low-life louts.

For our own healing, by Daryl V. Fraser

On my mind that day were my New Year’s resolutions, the brilliance of Stacy Abrams, Georgia’s election results, Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor. Oh, yeah, and the insurrection.

Only In America

Only in America could you in one day be egged on by the president of this country to disrupt the judicial process of this land and breech the U.S. Capitol — an icon of our democracy — to destroy property, ...

Insurrection underestimated

The nation and the world witnessed a har- rowing experience unlike any seen for more than 200 years. The underestimated insurrection that has been incited for more than four years finally became a reality.

A New Low

I am at ground zero. My law degree cannot protect me. My fancy address cannot protect me. My radio appearances and Zoom book tour cannot protect me. I check with, and for, my daughter against this madness as we all ...

Dr. King and accountability

On Jan. 18, the nation will once again commemorate the birthday of Dr. King. The life, faith and great ideas of the freedom warrior should represent a model and guide for our national life working together in “cooperative action.” To ...

Hurry, Jan. 20

We remain disgusted by President Trump and his continued assault on democracy — this time stemming from his refusal to accept the outcome of the November presidential election.

Woman power

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” — Margaret Thatcher

We were medical guinea pigs, by Julianne Malveaux

People who don’t know Black history have probably heard more about the Tuskegee syphilis “experiment” in the last month than they have in their whole lives.

Justice Department protests powerful, by Marc H. Morial

The decision in late December not to charge the officers who shot and killed a Black child on sight encapsulates everything that is wrong with the U.S. Department of Justice under the current administration.

Woodland Cemetery is a quiet gem of beauty

Nestled between Richmond’s Highland Park neighborhood and the Henrico County boundary lines lies Woodland Cemetery, a quiet, somewhat isolated cemetery that is a gem of a beauty.

New year, new meat alternatives

With the year of COVID-19 barely behind us, we look forward to the new year and the customary resolutions — reduce personal weight, reduce time on social media and reduce consumption of animal foods.

Questions raised about legalizing marijuana and equity

Re: “Coalition pushes Black inclusion in marijuana legalization,” Free Press Dec. 31, 2020-Jan. 2, 2021, edition:

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