A council of cowards

As a political scientist, nothing angers me more than politicians who fail to effectively represent their constituents.

The real ‘problem’ needs to be addressed

For about the last 40 years, we have been throwing money at our school “problem” with the same failing result.

Kavanaugh represents the hijacking of America

After the dramatic fiasco played out in the Brett Kavanaugh hearings two weeks ago, we witnessed the true desperation of the GOP to claim the power of the U.S. Supreme Court.

2nd Street Festival: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

The fact is this festival has and continues to be owned and controlled by white people during most of its existence. This, for me, is a major problem because at no point has its owners envisioned, stated or promised that, ...

True colors

Shameful. That’s the best word to describe Monday’s action by Richmond City Council to roll over and play dead when it comes to the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue.

Reprobate on the U.S. Supreme Court

Well, America, we now have a Trump clone on the U.S. Supreme Court. In the closest vote since 1881, the U.S. Senate voted 50-48 last Saturday to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh as a justice on to the nation’s highest court.

Schools, broken pledges and future election

Let’s be honest: We have two school systems in Richmond. One is a private, mostly white student body attending modern, clean facilities providing the educational opportunities. The second is a public system, where a 90 percent minority and mostly poor ...

Help available for restoration of voting rights

The midterm elections are just over a month away, and many Virginians still can’t take part in what is the most important part of the democratic process: Voting.

Rename Chesterfield roadway for MLK

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Opportunity time

It hasn’t been a week of good news for Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras and the Richmond School Board.

Why is the church silent on Confederate statues?

For months, a discussion has gone on about Confederate statues in Richmond, while in some cities, a few even in the South, those statues have been taken down.

Betting on the champion

A lot of people have won individual and team championships. Some have even set records. But there is one distinct difference between championships and records. Championships can never be taken away; records can be broken.

Time running out for Trump

President Trump must feel the noose tightening around his presidency. He must feel the heat from the Mueller investigation. With many of his cohorts taking plea deals and others pleading guilty, his time in the Oval Office is slowly coming ...

Nursing homes and understaffing

Many nursing homes overstate their staffing of nurses.

Confronting racism, patriarchy

Our nation was founded on the principles of racism and patriarchy. They are reflected in our very Constitution, where enslaved persons were counted as a fraction of a person and only men of property were allowed the right to vote. ...