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Haitians and a history of U.S. mistreatment

The inhumane treatment of thousands of Haitian migrants encamped and stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border on the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Texas, is just the latest example of the double standard employed by this country regarding Black immigrants.

Where is the love?

“Reopen With Love 2.0” was the mantra being espoused by Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras as thousands of students returned to the classroom last week for in-person learning for the first time since March 2020 and the onset of ...

A new day

It’s gone. The six-story statue of Confeder- ate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which stood as a towering symbol of white supremacy over Richmond and the South since 1890, is down.

On this Labor Day 2021

We honor all those whose talents and hard work make our own lives possible each day.

Aug. 28 and Dr. King

Saturday, Aug. 28 is the 58th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

Redistricting Commission ‘more focused on political outcome’ by Phillip E. Thompson

We are not surprised by the partisanship that seems to be weighing down the efforts of the new Virginia Redis- tricting Commission to redraw the state’s legislative and Congressional districts. What did we expect?

Mask up, vax up

Count us in when it comes to supporting the COVID-19 vaccine mandates issued last week by Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney and Gov. Ralph S. Northam.

Moving on

We hope the results of the probe announced last week by Special Prosecutor Timothy A. Martin will put to rest any notions of impropriety or wrongdoing in the removal of the Confederate statues from Richmond.

No nonsense, please

On Friday and Saturday, the 5th District GOP Committee is hosting an “election integrity” rally at conservative Liberty University in Lynchburg.

Still the G.O.A.T.

It took real courage for gymnast Simone Biles to withdraw from team and individual all-around events this week at the Olympics in Tokyo.

The daily

We read with great interest “How the White Press Wrote Off Black America,” an opinion piece by New York Times editorial board member Brent Staples published in the newspaper’s July 10 edition.

Washington Football Team

This week marks the year anniversary of enlightenment for the NFL Washington Football Team, which announced on July 13, 2020, that it was dropping the offensive name the franchise had used since 1933.

Nikole Hannah Jones

There’s nothing better than the warm embrace of family.

Fourth of July

“If we can liken life ...

The NCAA, Justice Kavanaugh and student-athletes

We were quite interested in the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion this week regarding the NCAA and student-athletes and what compensation students can expect for providing their talent to a college or university.

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