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In a year of turmoil...

Obstacles in working toward racial equity, by Julianne Malveaux

President-elect Joe Biden has included working toward racial equity in his administration’s agenda, outlining how he will expand opportunities for Black folk and other people of color. Specifically, his Build Back Better document includes a 20-page report titled, “The Biden ...

Grateful even in 2020, by Ben Jealous

This hasn’t been a normal year, and it isn’t going to be a normal Thanksgiving.

City election problems should raise alarms

Election Day 2020 has come and gone. Overall, the election occurred without a hitch. The same cannot be said for the City of Richmond. Issues that arose included precincts reporting the wrong vote counts, City Council candidates allocated the wrong ...

Celebrating Indigenous People

Dr. Walter Plecker, a physician, was the first registrar of Virginia’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, serving from 1912 to 1946. As a leader of the Anglo-Saxon Clubs of America, a white supremacist organization founded in Richmond, Dr. Plecker was a ...

Help for soon-to-be and new moms

Seven years ago in November 2013, I experienced a major turning point in my life. I had just given birth to beautiful boy/girl twins in July. I was a stay-at-home mom and my husband and I were temporarily living with ...

Lighting a fire

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones lit a fire Tuesday when she spoke to an online group of 120-plus local people about school re-segregation and equity in education.

Help the people

We call on the U.S. Senate to act now to pass a second COVID-19 relief package to help the millions of people in this country facing dire economic straits because of the pandemic.

Equity and diversity in marijuana legalization, by Phillip E. Thompson

This week, Gov. Ralph S. Northam threw his support behind the legalization of marijuana.

The first 100 days, by Marc H. Morial

The 77.5 million votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are the most ever cast for a presidential ticket, breaking the previous record set in 2008 for President Obama.

Helping the homeless

The year 2020 has been a trying time for most of us, with COVID-19 running rampant, among other things.

President-elect Biden needs Senate for climate change legislation

The November election has created a pathway — after a four-year detour — for President-elect Joe Biden to sign national legislation to address climate change. But the elec- tion may not have created a pathway for the legislation to reach ...

CARITAS shelter, program will give homeless women a new start

Re “CARITAS women’s shelter to open in December,” Free Press Nov. 12-14 edition:

Veterans Day

We take this moment to salute our nation’s veterans, the men and women who committed themselves to our nation’s defense — and to our liberty — through service in the Armed Forces.

Remain vigilant

Our concern about the growing spike in COVID-19 cases nationally was heightened by reports this week of the local spread of the coronavirus stemming from the election.

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