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Evictions will deepen U.S. economic crisis, by Marc H. Morial

“The issue of inability to pay, poverty and unemployment – that existed pre-COVID-19. The difference between now and then is that the pandemic has shifted the line of poverty. There are more people at risk than before.”— Attorney Raphael Ramos ...

One more reason to vote, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

By the time you read this, it no longer will be breaking news that one of the cancers that has plagued U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has returned.

Restore the Voting Rights Act, by Marc H. Morial

“Although the court did not deny that voter discrimination still exists, it gutted the most powerful tool this nation has ever had to stop discriminatory voting practices from becoming law. Those justices were never beaten or jailed for trying to ...

There’s no question, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Jane Elliott said, “If we didn’t have all those years when Black lives didn’t matter, we wouldn’t have to have a Black Lives Matter movement now.”

Keeping land in the family, by Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan and Parker C. Agelasto

As Virginia and America continue the long overdue work of addressing structural inequity, our Commonwealth has taken one significant step toward fixing a leading cause of loss of land and wealth for African-Americans.

When John Lewis met Malcolm X in Kenya, by A. Peter Bailey

In his book, “Malcolm X: The FBI File,” Dr. Clayborne Carson wrote about a first-time meeting between Brother Malcolm X and a young John Lewis while both were traveling in Africa in October 1964.

The enemy within, by Julianne Malveaux

At least six Black children were killed during the “Fourth of You Lie” weekend. They weren’t doing anything wrong, just attending a community picnic, or going to visit a grandmother, or riding in a car.

Rezoning best for schools, by Danielle M. Greene

Headlines have ricocheted across the nation about Richmond City Council’s support for removing the Confederate monuments.

Automatic expungements can help remove barriers by Mayor Levar M. Stoney

Unjust and racist policies continuously serve as a barrier to progress for our Black and brown communities, creating a stifling environment for socioeconomic mobility that makes it less and less likely for each generation to be better off than the ...

D.C. Statehood is a racial justice issue by Ben Jealous

The District of Columbia is the one spot where there is no government for the people, of the people and by the people, the great abolitionist and D.C. resident Frederick Douglass once wrote.

Prison now a death sentence?, by Dr. Valda Crowder

What happens in prison does not stay in prison.

COVID-19 trials need minorities, by Dr. Asefa Mekonnen

The minority community’s relationship with the medical and scientific world has not been built upon trust. This is particularly true with African-Americans.

I stand with the ‘looters and lowlifes’ by Julianne Malveaux

According to the Washington Post, the 45th president told 19,126 lies between his inauguration in January 2017 and June 1, 2020. By now, the number has likely edged toward 20,000, as his Tulsa “rally” last Saturday yielded dozens more.

Even for conservatives, no denying reality by Rev. Dean Nelson

Too many white people on the right and left only want to listen to Black people who agree with them on everything.

Continuous traumatic stress disorder by Taikein M. Cooper

Mental health practitioners define post traumatic stress dis- order, or PTSD, as a traumatic event that causes strain for an indefinite amount of time.

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