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Police abuse redux

When will the police abuse and killing of Black people stop?

National standards needed for police behavior, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

Even as former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial in Minneapolis for the murder of George Floyd, police 10 miles away fatally shot an African-American man, Daunte Wright, after pulling him over for an alleged traffic violation. That triggered ...

Biden offers diverse judicial nominees, by Ben Jealous

People who care about equal justice under the law should be very happy about President Biden’s first set of judicial nominees.

‘Let all of the people determine what’s good for the city’

I find many recent responses to a casino resort in the city bothersome.

Lessons from the Chauvin trial

The murder trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd has offered us many lessons, if we care to listen.

Justice is on trial, by Ben Jealous

The murder trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has begun, 10 months after George Floyd died in the street with Mr. Chauvin’s knee on his neck.

Community voices and public safety reform, by Reginald E. Gordon and Chief Gerald M. Smith

Last year was a year that shook the city of Richmond and the nation — from the devastation and heartache of the COVID-19 pandemic to the protests in response to long-standing racial inequities and the killing of George Floyd in ...

‘Nothing will stop us from voting’

There are efforts in 43 states led by the Republican Party to limit voting. Most of these laws target African-Americans and other minority groups. Nothing will stop us from voting.

April is National Donate Life Month

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association, or COTA, was founded in April 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Ind., rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant.

Easter message

May this season of rebirth bring you renewed strength and joy.

Commemorating Dr. King’s death on Easter, by A. Peter Bailey

April 4 — ironically Easter Sunday this year — will mark the 53rd anniversary of the as- sassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an historical date that I am willing to bet at least 75 percent of young Black ...

Please ignore the former president, by Julianne Malveaux

The former president, also known as 45 or the Orange Man, or the Nutty Narcissist, kept our nation with his insanity for more than four years. President Biden is best advised to ignore his predecessor and should not even stoop ...

Surviving — and thriving — through the pandemic, by Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack

Before the unimaginable disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Claflin University was teeming with unbridled optimism, buoyed by the recognition the university and the men’s basketball program had received during the 2020 CIAA Basketball Tournament in Charlotte, N.C.

Good riddance to the death penalty

Virginia has finally come down on the right side of the law with the abolition of the death penalty.

End the violence

It may seem incongruous heralding the abolition of the death penalty during a time in which two mass shootings have occurred within the space of a week.

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