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Reader draws own conclusion on Gov. Northam’s yearbook photo

Re “Probe into Northam’s blackface scandal ‘inconclusive,’” Free Press May 23-25 edition:

Gov. Northam should resign

Re: “Probe into Northam’s blackface scandal ‘inconclusive,’” Free Press May 23-25 edition:

HBCUs have long had a major impact

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have impacted my life and who I am and created so many defining moments for me that I have lost count. I laud them because they deserve it.

Michael Brown deserves better

Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer in August 2014, was vilified and demonized by a large segment of the majority race in our society.

Why not eliminate the SAT?

The College Board, the organization that develops and administers the SAT, has developed a new “adversity score” to augment the widely used college admissions examination.

Brown decision under threat?

May 17 marked the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision that outlawed apartheid in America by declaring segregated schools “inherently unequal” and unconstitutional.

Memorial Day

Khalfani for new state director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s attempt to address the blackface culture that is part of America’s DNA is a start to the healing that is required to regain trust and respect for the Commonwealth of Virginia as it seeks to become ...

USA: The “Wild, Wild West”

Never could any of us have imagined we would witness as many mass shootings like the one May 7 in Colorado.

Commemorate Brown decision by adequately paying teachers

Sixty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Brown v. Board of Education case that the doctrine of “separate but equal” was unconstitutional.

Pass Equal Rights Amendment

We get so consumed with stuff about the train wreck in the White House that we forget or miss important things going on in the nation and the world.

Next up: Richmond Coliseum

We are pleased that Richmond City Council swiftly approved its $746 million budget plan for 2019-2020 without further debate, rancor or issues.

To the moon and beyond

Whatever President Trump does is rightly met with skepticism.

Commencement 2019

It’s graduation season and the commencement ceremonies are starting, first with area colleges and universities and next, with local high schools. Anxious graduates, along with their excited families, will sit through the formal functions, with the only thing separating them ...

National Urban League and ‘State of Black America’

The U.S. intelligence community announced it was “confident” that it happened. A Senate Intelligence Committee report confirmed it. And now the Mueller Report has documented its scope in breathtaking detail.