Choose wisely

The worst of times can bring out the best in people.

Opportunity in crisis by Marc H. Morial

“Far too many African-Americans still struggle to lead healthy and economically secure lives. This is due to the long-standing effects of racism, which touches all African- Americans regardless of socioeconomic status. These effects can be reversed, but it will take ...

Do your job, FDA by Dr. Marilyn M. Singleton

While on lockdown to save our neighbors from a lonely death from the disease called COVID-19, many of us have turned to movies. I beg you not to rent “Pandemic,” “Contagion” or “28 Days Later.” Try “Harriet” instead. Harriet Tubman ...

General Assembly's criminal justice reform just the first step

Bishop Desmond Tutu once said, “There is only one way to eat an elephant: One bite at a time.”

Personal health guidelines are good for many 'nasty bugs'

School closings, sporting event cancellations, food hoarding. We live in a new coronavirus-induced world. Yet some personal health facts remain unchanged.

Kudos to Rep. Spanberger and others for standing up for environmental protections

Even as the Trump administration continues its reckless push to dismantle important environmental safeguards that protect public health, members of Virginia’s congressional delegation continue to stand up for clean air, clean water and public lands.

Unusual, extraordinary times

This edition of the Richmond Free Press is a labor of commitment and care.

Out with the status quo by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

As America muddles its way through these perilous times, too many in the African-American community appear to be more confused than ever.

March Madness to Miserable May? by Julianne Malveaux

Basketball fans were looking forward to March Madness, those weeks when the best college teams face off against each other. Madness is replete this March, but it isn’t on the basketball courts.

We jeopardize our freedoms when we take them for granted by Ken Woodley

Delivering newspapers as a boy growing up in Richmond during the late 1960s and early ’70s, headlines and stories flew from my right hand onto front porch steps and stoops.

Are we worthy of the sacrifice? by A. Peter Bailey

Recently, while delivering a lecture on my extensive, overwhelmingly black magazine collection, I showed students the June 28, 1963, issue of Life Magazine, the cover of which showed a grieving Myrlie Evers consoling her young son at funeral services for ...


Coronavirus is nothing to sneeze at.

Honoring mothers during Women's History Month by Dr. E. Faye Williams

Just like Black History Month, Women’s History Month started out only as a week.Along the way, we were ultimately honored with an International Women’s Day. Women around the world are celebrated that day.

Women in STEM fields continue to make history by Julianne Malveaux

Few in these United States had heard of Katherine G. Johnson, the gifted mathematician who finished high school and college at 18.

Confederate monuments are ‘artifacts of collective pain’

Re Letter to the Editor “Confederate monuments speak truth to power,” Free Press Feb. 27-29 edition: