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National standards needed for police behavior, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

Even as former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial in Minneapolis for the murder of George Floyd, police 10 miles away fatally shot an African-American man, Daunte Wright, after pulling him over for an alleged traffic violation. That triggered ...

Biden offers diverse judicial nominees, by Ben Jealous

People who care about equal justice under the law should be very happy about President Biden’s first set of judicial nominees.

Justice is on trial, by Ben Jealous

The murder trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has begun, 10 months after George Floyd died in the street with Mr. Chauvin’s knee on his neck.

Community voices and public safety reform, by Reginald E. Gordon and Chief Gerald M. Smith

Last year was a year that shook the city of Richmond and the nation — from the devastation and heartache of the COVID-19 pandemic to the protests in response to long-standing racial inequities and the killing of George Floyd in ...

Commemorating Dr. King’s death on Easter, by A. Peter Bailey

April 4 — ironically Easter Sunday this year — will mark the 53rd anniversary of the as- sassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an historical date that I am willing to bet at least 75 percent of young Black ...

Please ignore the former president, by Julianne Malveaux

The former president, also known as 45 or the Orange Man, or the Nutty Narcissist, kept our nation with his insanity for more than four years. President Biden is best advised to ignore his predecessor and should not even stoop ...

Surviving — and thriving — through the pandemic, by Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack

Before the unimaginable disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Claflin University was teeming with unbridled optimism, buoyed by the recognition the university and the men’s basketball program had received during the 2020 CIAA Basketball Tournament in Charlotte, N.C.

‘A very bad day’, by Julianne Malveaux

I have bad days, even very bad days, as we all do.

Black farmers and COVID-19 relief

If you ever begin to doubt that elections matter, think about Black farmers.

‘They don’t want our souls at the polls’, by Julianne Malveaux

The Souls to the Polls movement encourages African-American church attendees to get out and vote. The churches that promote this movement cannot, because of their 501(c)(3) status, endorse candidates. They can, however, emphasize the gospel of social and economic justice ...

Black Americans want vaccine

“They’ve read all this stuff rate is half the white rate. Black people who don’t intend online, from different news sources, which is confusing. But then they meet me, as someone who has had the shot, and I can give ...

COVID-19 scams on the rise, by Nina Mohan

Scammers are taking advantage of the confusion surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and using it as an opportunity to prey on consumers anxious to get their shots.

Raising the minimum wage is about racial justice, by Ben Jealous

It is time for a maximum push for a new minimum wage.

Step in the right direction, by Julianne Malveaux

Exhale. Relief is on the way.

‘Why I’m excited about the renaming of Freeman Hall ... to Mitchell-Freeman Hall’, by John H. Mitchell

Let me first say that there are scholars and students who know more about John Mitchell Jr. than I do. There are more than a handful of curious historians who have studied the Richmond Planet, the newspaper of which he ...

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