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Good riddance

Four of the five statues of Confederates are now gone from Monument Avenue.

School safety

We understand the unfortunate conundrum parents and families are facing as school districts across the state grapple with how to reopen safely and effectively during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Automatic expungements can help remove barriers by Mayor Levar M. Stoney

Unjust and racist policies continuously serve as a barrier to progress for our Black and brown communities, creating a stifling environment for socioeconomic mobility that makes it less and less likely for each generation to be better off than the ...

D.C. Statehood is a racial justice issue by Ben Jealous

The District of Columbia is the one spot where there is no government for the people, of the people and by the people, the great abolitionist and D.C. resident Frederick Douglass once wrote.

Climate crisis is a social justice issue

People in the city of Richmond protested during the past month and they have been heard. The city that was once on fire at the close of the Civil War is again on fire — spiritually and politically. Now is ...

Discrimination, political correctness and profiteers

If we want to truly be equal, take all the statues down, and don’t show favoritism to any one race or gender.

Why is Rojai Fentress still in prison?

On April 13, 1996, Thomas W. Foley was shot in a breezeway of an apartment building on Midlothian Turnpike while trying to purchase crack cocaine.

Freedom

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” — Nelson Mandela

Prison now a death sentence?, by Dr. Valda Crowder

What happens in prison does not stay in prison.

COVID-19 trials need minorities, by Dr. Asefa Mekonnen

The minority community’s relationship with the medical and scientific world has not been built upon trust. This is particularly true with African-Americans.

Excellence in education is paramount

As a veteran participant in the struggle for racial justice, I enthusiastically support the unparalleled street demonstrations, sparked by the 8-minute, 46-second police execution of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and spearheaded by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Make Kunta Kinte’s burial site a mecca

In a 1965 edition of Collier’s Encyclopedia, an account of the arrival of the first enslaved people in Virginia was offered thusly, supposedly by someone who was there: “About the last of August came in a Dutch man of warre ...

'Remember children living with domestic violence’

Most people would agree domestic violence is a blight on society generally and directly on people and families affected by it.

Movement goes into chaos

I can understand the current movement, but things have gotten way out of control.

Possible format for making presidential debates ‘enlightening’

In the upcoming presidential debates, two changes for at least one debate would give the voters a chance to see something entirely different than the same old, same old we have become used to.

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