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Yes!!!

The voters of Virginia have spoken. And we are jubilant about the message they sent through the ballot box on Tuesday — that they want a more progressive Virginia as envisioned by Democrats.

Dispelling the myth about lynching, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

President Trump’s use of the term “lynching” to describe the ongoing impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives naturally sparked bipartisan outrage. The president and his shameless apologist, South Carolina’s U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, defended the use of the ...

Commit to affordable health care, by Ray Curry

Laughter is the best medicine, says the Reader’s Digest version of America. But not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and continue to know. Not when the United States alone is one ...

Deaths reaffirm importance of CBC, by Marc H. Morial

In recent days, America lost two influential African-Americans who served as high-ranking members of the Congressional Black Caucus — Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland and former Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. Their loss has served to reaffirm the importance ...

Letter To The Editor: The Pulse and The Emperor’s Clothes

I am very happy to live two blocks from a bus stop in the City Of Richmond.

Free Press endorsements for 2019 Virginia elections

Tuesday, Nov. 5, is Election Day.

Crusade’s candidate for 5th

The Richmond Crusade for Voters is proud of its heritage rich with the tradition of supporting candidates whose primary interest is eliminating injustices, creation of equality and providing a voice for the downtrodden, disabled and disaffected citizens in our community.

Learning from Kanye and Kim

It will take a lot of money for anyone really trying to keep up with the Kardashians.

Ensuring democracy by securing elections

For the past two years, I have served as vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, helping lead the only bipartisan investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 election. Our goal in this investigation is not to re-litigate the 2016 ...

Tribute to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

It’s hard to express how great a loss the death of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings represents for the civil rights community.

Support those who support us

It is important that the community supports and stands behind The Market@25th.

Changing the landscape

We were delighted with the unveiling and dedication this week of “Voices from the Garden: The Virginia Women’s Monument” in Capitol Square.

Dreadful in Texas

We are dismayed by news out of Fort Worth, Texas, that Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old African-American woman babysitting her nephew in her own home, was shot and killed by a police officer as she stood near a window.

Suspend use of biased facial recognition technology

It’s no secret that Amazon has been promoting DIY (Do It Yourself) surveillance products to consumers, such as its very own smart doorbell, Ring. But what Amazon shoppers and most everyday Americans are just starting to find out is that ...

End blockade of funds for HBCUs

Each year as families beam with pride at seeing a son, daughter or another relative graduate from college, that achievement is nearly always the result of a family’s commitment to higher education. And when these institutions are among more than ...

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