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Prospects, peril for new Dems majority

Democrats have an enormous opportunity — and face a distinct peril — now that they will have majority control in the U.S. House of Representatives in January.

America: Is it what we say we are?

Recently we learned of boys in Baraboo, Wis., throwing Nazi salutes and flashing white power signs. This is disturbing. Who taught them to do this? Did they learn it at home or school? Did they pick it up from the ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Legacy Vendors in danger of being shut out at 17th Street Farmers’ Market

The 17th Street Farmers’ Market Legacy Vendors — Luceal Allen, Rosa Fleming and Tim Christian — desperately need your help. They have been cut out of the renovated market in Shockoe Bottom, despite promises otherwise.

Marcus-David Peters and stereotypes

Marcus-David Peters’ death surely could have been avoided. Many white people have had naked, out-of-control encounters with the police since his execution and they were all taken in alive.

Trump and his illusions

Overheard after President Trump blew off last Saturday’s planned visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France during the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I because it was raining:

Dismantling Jim Crow

The Urban League Movement congratulates two states in the Deep South that took a step out of the dark Jim Crow past by passing major criminal justice reforms on Election Day.

Trump’s problem with black women

A cursory look at the win-loss column after last week’s midterm election suggests that nobody left the table empty-handed.

Va. NAACP and latest redistricting efforts

Many of us know the history of Brown v. Board of Education. Because the actions we take today become the history of tomorrow, we want you to be familiar with Bethune-Hill v. Virginia Board of Elections. As a point of ...

To the future

We are buoyed and encouraged by Tuesday night’s election results — both in Virginia and across the nation.

Coliseum project

Our initial review of the plans to replace the Richmond Coliseum and renew a swath of Downtown has raised more questions than support for the $1.4 billion proposal initiated by Dominion Energy CEO Thomas F. “Tom” Farrell II and backed ...

Dark times

These are dark times. Thirteen pipe bombs were sent to two former presidents and other political and cultural leaders.

‘PC’ and ignorance

Megyn Kelly is off the air at NBC. After her horridly vapid statement saying she didn’t see anything wrong with blackface, she apologized the next day and even invited journalist Roland Martin on to take her to school. Mr. Martin ...

Free Press Endorsements 2018

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. And we believe there is no starker contrast or more clear choice for Virginia voters than in the race for U.S. Senate and in contests for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 4th ...

Moving beyond tragedy

Something is clearly wrong in our nation when worshippers are gunned down at the Tree of Life Synagogue, as occurred last week, or at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in 2015, or at the Sikh Temple ...