Can an old black man get the Manafort treatment? by Julianne Malveaux

There were 4,623 incarcer- ated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May. Until May 12, Paul Manafort, President Trump’s one-time campaign manager, was one of them. The 71-year-old petitioned the court for release to home ...

The fight for the 2020 vote, by Stacy M. Brown

Since the onset of COVID-19, voter registration in the United States has decreased by a whopping 90 percent.

Equal protection under the law, by Rep. A. Donald McEachin

In February, Ahmaud Arbery was hunted and shot down by neighborhood vigilantes while jogging in Brunswick, Ga. His killers were not taken into custody until a national outcry over leaked footage of the assault three months later.

What happens when we return to ‘normal’? by Glenn Ellis

Where should we be focusing our attention as a community at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic?

Black people and COVID-19, by Sa’ad El-Amin

As the United States is trying to reopen after a nearly total shutdown caused by COVID-19, one of the major questions is whether it is too early to re- open and, by doing so, whether there will be a second ...

Saluting Malcolm X, by A. Peter Bailey

A former U.S. president has been quoted as saying, “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. And a people who want to govern themselves must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”

What do we have to lose? by Julianne Malveaux

A little less than four years ago, the president tried to get black votes with the question, “What do you have to lose?”

Prison problems during pandemic, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

Across the United States and around the world, prisoners are among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus. Overcrowded facilities, shortages of food and medicine and totally inadequate testing expose prisoners who are disproportionately poor and afflicted with prior conditions that ...

All Americans deserve better, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

If we didn’t know before, we now know that we have a failed federal government. The man in the White House is so bad that we don’t really need to look for failures down the line.

The coronavirus and achievement gap, by Julianne Malveaux

The coronavirus has upended our way of life, especially in urban America, where social distancing has replaced the laughter of children playing on the street, the excitement of preparing for graduation and prom and the frenzy of last-minute test preparation.

Goal of COVID-19 testing is to protect Richmonders and their families, by Mayor Levar M. Stoney

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc across the globe and hitting the United States especially hard. And the hardest hit racial demographic in the U.S. is African-Americans, who are both contracting the disease and dying from the disease at a ...

Time to correct the disparities

It’s no exaggeration to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has upended Virginians’ lives. We’re practicing new routines — like social distancing, obsessive hand washing, preparing kids for a day of remote learning and sewing masks — while grappling with difficult, ...

COVID-19 and inequities in health care system, by Kristen Clarke

In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.”

Beware of payday, car loans now, by Charlene Crowell

For the foreseeable future, “normal” life will be indefinitely suspended due to the global pandemic known as the coronavirus.

Black people and COVID-19, by Dr. Oliver Brooks

It is oft stated in the black community that “When the country gets a cold, we get pneumonia.”