Public should defend progress on climate change

The current state of the environment is a pressing concern for Richmond. In 2015, we were No. 1 in ragweed, pollen and ozone pollution, and currently are No. 2 in the country for asthma count.

Free Press ‘jumped to conclusion’

Re Editorial, “Mis-education,” March 2-4 edition:

‘I’m confused!’

I love zodiac and horoscope information because it tells you a lot about a person. President Donald Trump is a Gemini, the sign of the twins.

Charter schools: Don’t believe hype

Last week, Antione Green, former president of the Richmond Crusade for Voters, shared his support of and endorsement for more charter schools in Virginia. I wish to share that any support for charter schools should be tempered and all endorsements ...

For-profit prisons trample basic human rights

Tuesday, March 7, marked the 52nd anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the historic march and shocking police riot in Selma, Ala., that helped build public support for passage of the federal Voting Rights Act.


President Trump proved once again that he suffers from delusions. This time, he believes that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential campaign.

Grave parity

We were heartened by Free Press staff writer Jeremy M. Lazarus’ front page report published in the Feb. 23-25 edition on the Virginia General Assembly approving funds to maintain gravesites in East End and Evergreen cemeteries.

Dollars and sense

Mayor Levar M. Stoney and the Richmond City Council may find themselves trying to make bricks without straw this year.

‘People will not allow attacks on democracy to go unopposed’

As the final days of this year’s Black History Month coincide with the adjournment of Virginia’s 2017 General Assembly session, I see glimmers of hope for a bright future in the Commonwealth.

Lack of equality even in death

Re “Righting grave wrongs: Virginia General Assembly approves funds for 2 area historic African-American cemeteries; state has been paying for upkeep of Confederate graves for 100 years,” Feb. 23-25 edition:

Charter schools an alternative

The Virginia General Assembly has taken an important step. For the first time, it has approved bills to expand public charter schools that will address the poor performance predominantly of students from low-income households. The issue has now landed on ...

Finding the future in the past

This is a proud moment in Virginia history. It is a rare occasion when a state legislature passes two bills to propel and preserve the history of African-Americans. That is what the General Assembly has done.


Don’t let President Trump fool you. Sure, he met with presidents of historically black colleges and universities earlier this week. But what really is the result of the meeting?

Thank you to the Free Press

Re: “We are all refugees: Richmond faith community calls for unity, action in face of Trump ban,” Feb. 9-11 edition:

Trump and control

President Trump has been addressing the people for the last year and a half. Most of what he has said has been in terms of blame, shame and justification. These are not the terms of someone speaking from a position ...