Letters to the Editor

‘Let all of the people determine what’s good for the city’

I find many recent responses to a casino resort in the city bothersome.

‘Nothing will stop us from voting’

There are efforts in 43 states led by the Republican Party to limit voting. Most of these laws target African-Americans and other minority groups. Nothing will stop us from voting.

April is National Donate Life Month

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association, or COTA, was founded in April 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Ind., rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant.

Support the For the People Act

To the American People: We write to you today as citizens who love this country and care deeply about its future. And right now, the most important thing we can do to protect that future is to rise together in ...

Pentagon’s Flynn needs to be charged in Jan. 6 attack

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Charles A. Flynn needs to be taken into custody immediately by the FBI for facilitating the right wing domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

More study of free Black people who owned slaves needed

It recently was announced that four state-supported institutions of higher learning in Virginia have inaugurated an exploratory group, tentatively named The Center for the Study of Free Black Men and Women in Virginia, in hopes of telling some untold stories ...

Spanberger demonstrates leadership on climate issues

The past year saw us battling several crises at once: An unprecedented pandemic and the economic fallout that came with it, systemic racism and disparity and the effects of a changing climate, which made itself known in a season of ...

Marijuana legalization legislation falls short of equity and fairness

Along with many other individuals, groups and organizations across Virginia, the Cannabis Equity Coalition of Virginia, or CECVA, is disheartened with the details within the legalization of marijuana bill that was approved by the General Assembly.

Thank you, Dominion Energy workers

A big thank you to the Dominion Energy employees who worked day and night to get us power following the last two ice storms. Even though it was cold and the weather was bad, you could still see them restoring ...

Kudos to Free Press sports writer and artist Fred Jeter

Re “The art of sport,” Free Press Feb. 25-27 edition:

Protect Brown Grove

Scholar Ruth Wilson Gilmore defines racism as “state-sanctioned and extralegal exposure of group-differentiated vulnerability to premature death,” and environmental racism plays a big role in this premature death.

‘Teachers do not ‘skip’ school’

Re: “Skipping school: Data show that 40% to 60% of Rich- mond area teachers are absent from the classroom 11 or more business days a year,” Free Press Jan. 28-30 edition:

Trump impeachment trial exposed ‘dirty laundry’

In former President Trump’s second impeachment trial, his lead lawyer barely concealed his client’s racism, sexism and anti-Semitism. He directed special vitriol toward Vice President Kamala Harris and House Impeachment Manager Congressman Jamie Raskin.

Hold Trump accountable

Former President Trump incited a deadly insurrection against the U.S. government, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky.

Equal opportunity

For a year now, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused grievous conditions throughout our world.