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Armstrong High needs volunteers

The wrecking balls have come to 1611 N. 31st St. in the East End, the site of Armstrong High School since 1952. For me, Armstrong High School holds so many pleasant memories. This is where I taught 12 Government and

‘Removing Confederate monuments is a step out of … complacency and acceptance’

Full text of letter submitted on behalf of the board and staff of the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia: A year ago, the renovation of the old Leigh Street Armory was completed and the Black History Museum ...

Add statue honoring U.S. Colored Troops

Keep the Confederates on Monument Avenue to teach about the Lost Cause era, but add a monument to the United States Colored Troops for their valor during the Civil War.

A grave mistake

“I have been particularly struck by the many comments and reactions from children for whom Harriet Tubman is not just a historical figure, but a role model for leadership and participation in our democracy. You shared your thoughts about her ...

‘Deal with the … devils’ stopped Confederate monument removal 25 years ago

Twenty-five years have passed since I wrote a letter to a Richmond newspaper about the statues on Monument Avenue. Since that time, so much has changed in Richmond. But sadly, some things remain the same. I would have thought that ...

Lock them up

Just when we thought things were quieting down after Charlottesville, another right wing group of out-of-towners is planning to stir things up in Richmond.

Restoring the peace

The escalating bloodshed and death toll in Richmond is alarming, its latest dead and wounded ranging in age from 9 to 57.

Hurricanes and public policy

Hurricane Harvey did everything people said it would do and more. It either drowned or swallowed everything it touched in Corpus Christi, Houston and Beaumont, Texas, the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and a bunch of other places. Already, estimates say ...

Blackballing Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, is being blackballed — itself a revealing phrase — by the National Football League with the collusion of the all-white owners. He is being ostracized because a year ago he ...

What to do?

Our media colleagues should stop their mewling over the absence of Democratic candidates Ralph S. Northam, Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring from the annual Labor Day parade in Buena Vista.

Trump and the Dreamers

President Trump continues to show us just what type of person he is.

Achieving real power

Many people are highly insulted by Confederate statues and monuments, and they want them taken down and/or destroyed.

Eschew the violence supremacists use

At his recent Phoenix rally, President Trump bashed one of his favorite go-to scapegoats — the news media. We vex him with our insistence on reporting facts that he doesn’t like to hear.

Moving forward

Monday was Aug. 28, an innocuous date. But blurbs about its history and meaning have been circulating on the internet. On this day:

Use revenue from statues to ‘ease some of the disparity in this city’

As the son of a Black Panther, I may be the most pro-black person you’ll meet. That being said, the statues on Monument Avenue should remain in place.

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