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Editorials

No going back

Confederates don’t go easy.

Yes to removing RSOs

Never underestimate the power of students.

Judge Cavedo and no more regrets

Judge Bradley B. Cavedo did the right thing by removing himself from further involvement with cases concerning the Confederate statues along Monument Avenue and in Richmond.

Honoring Rep. John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis was an inspiration.

Judge Cavedo

Events and new information arising during the past few days give us grave concerns about the continued involvement of Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo in the legal cases regarding the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue.

Good riddance

Four of the five statues of Confederates are now gone from Monument Avenue.

School safety

We understand the unfortunate conundrum parents and families are facing as school districts across the state grapple with how to reopen safely and effectively during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Freedom

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” — Nelson Mandela

Disturbing

We supported Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s call for the resignation of former Richmond Police Chief Will Smith.

New leadership

Richmond has a new police chief.

A new spirit

Happy Juneteenth!

It’s about time

It’s about time. That was our first reaction to Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s announcement last week that he is ordering the statue of Confederate traitor Robert E. Lee to be removed from Monument Avenue.

Martyrdom and change

George Floyd is now a martyr, his death precipitating marches across the nation and around the globe. His picture is a symbol for people of conscience everywhere.

In remembrance

This week, we mark the sixth anniversary of the loss of Raymond H. Boone, the late founder, editor and publisher of the Richmond Free Press.

America does not value the lives of black people

There is no stronger proof of the truth of that statement than the 10-minute cell phone video showing the ghastly death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

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