Giving and receiving

When a Richmond area grocery retailer failed to provide a local nonprofit turkeys advertised for 39 cents per pound, another grocer with deeper roots in the region stepped in to save the day.

Supreme Court’s so-called ethics code is worse than nothing, by Marc H. Morial

The so-called ethics code the U.S. Supreme Court issued on Monday won’t put a stop to corruption and wasn’t intended to do so. Quite the opposite: it is intended to justify corruption.

Thanksgiving 2023 reflections: Planting gratitude and harvesting a bounty, by Alveda King

For many people, the Thanksgiving season is a time for expressing gratitude to God for our many blessings.

Feudalism in the Commonwealth, by Gary L. Flowers

In 1619, English colonizers brought captured Africans to Virginia on a cargo ship “The White Lion.” The white colonizers also brought a hierarchical social structure, left over from the days of feudalism in mid-evil England.

Need: Attention to detail

City Hall is a $3 billion yearly operation with a lot of moving parts and thousands of employees.

An old Joe Biden foe is back —the enthusiasm gap, by Clarence Page

Every presidential campaign raises nagging questions of various sorts.

The G.I. Bill’s effect on Black veterans, by David W. Marshall

Each year our nation recognizes Veterans Day, celebrated last Saturday on Nov. 11, by honoring America’s service men and women for their courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice each year.

Moving on. Or not.

The news that a second referendum to build a casino resort in Richmond was defeated a second time in two years probably surprised no one tuned to local news reports over the past week.

Thank you for your service, Mr. Welford Williams

Friday is Veterans Day, which honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.

Making connections that can help save the planet, by Ben Jealous

If we’re going to realize the climate benefits of historic federal support for clean energy and jobs approved in the last two years, connections are the key. And I’m not just talking about electrifying homes and buildings.

A segregationist in the House, by Julianne Malveaux

Many are rejoicing that Republicans finally got around to electing a speaker, thus breaking the logjam that began when Trump acolyte Matt Goetz (R-Fla.) introduced legislation to eliminate Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.). In selecting Louisiana’s Mike Johnson, Republicans chose a self-avowed ...

Americans overwhelmingly support corporate diversity initiatives, by Marc H. Morial

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” –Verna Myers, vice president of Inclusion Strategy at Netflix.

Labor wins

Sending a message to corporate America, the United Auto Workers has proven that labor unions are no longer on the wane.

One more thing

By the time most of you read this, many will have voted early and voted “YES” for the Richmond Grand Resort and Casino. And we thank you for your vote that will, when completed, economically move Richmond in ways unimaginable ...

‘Right to repair’ movement could risk patient care for disadvantaged communities, by Albert R. Wynn

In state legislatures across the country the “right to repair” movement is gaining momentum. Thirty-three states and Puerto Rico considered right to repair legislation during the 2023 legislative session. And while this might be a good idea for some products, ...