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Hurricanes: Plan for worst, hope for best

I was born in New Orleans in 1949 and moved to Arabi, La., in 1960. During my lifetime, I have experienced every hurricane and tropical storm that ever hit the New Orleans region.

Kudos to governor, mayor on dedication to climate issues

I am glad to see Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney doing their part to ensure that people are provided with clean energy, a clean environment and green jobs that will boost the economy.

Who is President Trump eager to please?

There is much one could say or write about President Trump, and not a lot of it would be good.

Brown decision’s negative side

May 17 was the 63rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision declaring that legally sanctioned and enforced school segregation is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

On courtesy, race and 45’s defenders

Courtesy flew out of the window in Washington parlance a long time ago.

A new sheriff in town

Move over, C.T. There’s a new sheriff in town.

Get ready to rumble

The votes are in from Tuesday’s Democratic and Republican primaries.

Paradox of selling water cheaply to Chesterfield

Re: “Mayor seeks to lease part of park to Chesterfield for county drinking water,” June 1-3 edition: Richmond Free Press staff writer Jeremy Lazarus deserves an award for his investigative reporting on the city’s plan to allow Chesterfield to build ...

House candidate would seek ‘substance not symbols’

I support attorney Alex Mejias for the 70th District seat in the House of Delegates.

Candidate wants to dismantle ‘cradle-to-prison pipeline’

I was raised in Church Hill and am a 1965 graduate of Richmond’s Armstrong High School. My late parents, Helen and David Temple Sr., instilled in me the values of Christian faith and a deep commitment to public service. My ...

Kudos Free Press in coverage of Lady Panthers

I would like to commend the Richmond Free Press for its superior, in-depth coverage of the Virginia Union University Lady Panthers basketball team coached by AnnMarie Gilbert.

Remembering JFK

The trajectory and predominate narrative of the Civil Rights

Reinstate Cornell Brooks

Black people have fared best when our collective interests and goals are held paramount. We’ve made the greatest headway when our assumed leaders are guided by principles of self-sacrifice above self-aggrandizement. I pray that we have the wisdom to remember ...

Remembering the Lovings

Monday, June 12, is the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned laws banning interracial marriage in the United States.

The end, we hope

We urge our readers to tune into their TVs, radios, tablets and/or mobile devices at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 8, to hear former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about President Trump’s conduct in connection with ...

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