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Step aside

Richmond City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto no longer lives in the district that he represents. He has acknowledged that he moved out of the 5th District in July into a house on West Franklin Street in the city’s 1st District ...

Is this really environmental justice?

The Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative condemns Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s decision to suddenly replace two members of the state Air Pollution Control Board in the midst of the crucial permitting process for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposed compressor station in ...

Trump and scandal

For several years, many of us were consumed by the night on which the popular television show “Scandal,” starring Kerry Washington, was broadcast. Well, it seems that the program was our preparation for what’s going on in our country today.

‘We allowed (Chief Durham) to slip away because we didn’t support him’

Re “ ‘I’m done:’ Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham announces his last day on the force will be Dec. 31,’ ” Free Press Nov. 15-17 edition:

We need to challenge and confront racism

Why can’t we simply be humble and bold enough to engage in truth? Fear, poverty and capitalism are used to harness control and build divisions among people, but offer no truth.

‘Insist on unimpeachable truth’

If you truly desire to save our city and our children, you must demand that all people be held to the standard of unimpeachable truth. Years ago on the schoolyard of what is now Obama Elementary School, I remember that ...

Prospects, peril for new Dems majority

Democrats have an enormous opportunity — and face a distinct peril — now that they will have majority control in the U.S. House of Representatives in January.

America: Is it what we say we are?

Recently we learned of boys in Baraboo, Wis., throwing Nazi salutes and flashing white power signs. This is disturbing. Who taught them to do this? Did they learn it at home or school? Did they pick it up from the ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Legacy Vendors in danger of being shut out at 17th Street Farmers’ Market

The 17th Street Farmers’ Market Legacy Vendors — Luceal Allen, Rosa Fleming and Tim Christian — desperately need your help. They have been cut out of the renovated market in Shockoe Bottom, despite promises otherwise.

Marcus-David Peters and stereotypes

Marcus-David Peters’ death surely could have been avoided. Many white people have had naked, out-of-control encounters with the police since his execution and they were all taken in alive.

Trump and his illusions

Overheard after President Trump blew off last Saturday’s planned visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France during the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I because it was raining:

Dismantling Jim Crow

The Urban League Movement congratulates two states in the Deep South that took a step out of the dark Jim Crow past by passing major criminal justice reforms on Election Day.

Trump’s problem with black women

A cursory look at the win-loss column after last week’s midterm election suggests that nobody left the table empty-handed.

Va. NAACP and latest redistricting efforts

Many of us know the history of Brown v. Board of Education. Because the actions we take today become the history of tomorrow, we want you to be familiar with Bethune-Hill v. Virginia Board of Elections. As a point of ...