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Driesell’s racial pioneering remembered, by Wayne Dawkins

Charles “Lefty” Driesell died peacefully at home at 92 in his native Tidewater.

Fight for reproductive freedom, by Ben Jealous

It matters deeply that America has a woman as our vice president. That has never been truer than at this moment.

NFL’s head coaching ranks starting to look more diverse, by Marc H. Morial

Two years ago this week, I met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, along with my fellow civil rights leaders, to discuss the failure of the “Rooney Rule” to diversify the ranks of the League’s head coaches.

Congressman Troy Nehls — ­Rash, brash, out of control, by Julianne Malveaux

Republican Congressman Troy Nehls (R-TX) recently attacked his colleague, St. Louis Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO), with rash, brash, and out-of-control language. It happened at the end of January, but somehow, his attack stuck in my craw.

Setting record straight on Black History, by Ben Jealous

With the start of Black History Month, I brace myself for the mis-telling of Black History yet again.

Black wealth remains elusive, by Charlene Crowell

For America, Black History Month brings opportunities to revisit our nation’s lessons, achievements, and unfulfilled promises, capturing our attention as well as our hopes. Yet nothing hits home harder than the painful reminders of how so much of Black America ...

When partisan politics leave migrants out in the cold, by Clarence Page

As a long, dreaded January chill made life on the streets unthinkable for waves of migrants bused North from Texas, city, state and federal officials engaged in a new round of finger-pointing and buck-passing.

Biden-Harris administration’s LNG decision means hope, by Ben Jealous

James Hiatt lives in an area along the Mississippi River in Louisiana that has been dubbed “Cancer Alley.” Teeming with chemical plants and oil and gas refineries, the air the residents of this area breathe contains more carcinogens than anywhere ...

Recent accounts of Richmond businesses dealing with tax issues must be fixed, by Andreas Addison

Richmond is running the risk of losing its charm.

Miyares pro proton radiation treatment, by Hazel Trice Edney

The announcement that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is being treated for prostate cancer has hit home with millions of families across the nation. But in Virginia, the announcement is particularly relevant as the state’s legislature examines an opinion by the ...

Redefining policing in America, by Marc H. Morial

“The only way to get this number down significantly would be to make more significant changes to, you know, what policing means in this country.”—Justin Nix, criminal justice professor, University of Nebraska Omaha

Clean-energy tech must become a reality in U.S. manufacturing, by Ben Jealous

What if the answer to undoing the harm wrought by the demise of America’s manufacturing sector was right in front of us? Perhaps it’s an economic boom waiting to happen, to rebuild communities and revitalize our beaten-down working class.

King’s dream lives, but we need more soldiers in the fight, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

For those who rejoiced when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, they must be disappointed to know that we still celebrate the work Dr. King did to make this a better world.

To save lives, lawmakers must seek common ground on gun legislation, by Roger Chesley

Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly, now in charge in both chambers in the session that opened last week, hope to pass several gun-control bills. The wish list includes legislation to ban the sale of new assault weapons and large-capacity ...

Honoring MLK: The unfinished journey toward economic freedom, by Charlene Cromwell

On Jan. 15 our nation again will observe the only national holiday designated as a day of service. The Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday was first observed in 1986.

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