‘Pass your blessings forward’

While riding around the city, I noticed many people handing out meals to the homeless. Some were individuals and organizations committed to doing kind deeds during the holiday season.

Dr. Daniels and others must ‘put their money where their mouths are’ to block gentrification

I learned 20 years ago the difference in wealth in the white and black communities. I took a white man home to his brick bungalow in the West End, which he said he had bought for $10,000 after World War ...

The clear difference

As we enter a new year, we look for positive messages of uplift to inspire and motivate us for the days to come. While many recommend we shed the past, we found a distinctive voice from the past urging us ...

Obamacare ruling a ‘political hand grenade’

After two long years of fruitlessly trying to kill Obamacare, the Republican Party and President Trump have been given a political hand grenade by a federal judge in Texas to get the job done.

Saving Bennett College

Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., is an oasis where we educate and celebrate women, and develop them into 21st century leaders and global thinkers.

Richmond’s ‘devaluing of black history’

Mayor Levar M. Stoney recently posted on Twitter that he was “pleased” to receive a petition seeking to rename the Boulevard after Arthur Ashe Jr., the accomplished black tennis player and Richmonder.

New Year's message

New Year's message

Trump and the wall

“Yes, if we don’t get what we want, one way or the other … I will shut down the government,” President Trump said to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, referring to his demand for ...

Top 10 stories of 2018

At the end of each year, people begin writing New Year’s resolutions that they pretty much know they will not be keeping. Yet, it’s a popular ritual.

Navy Hill-Coliseum project: Subsidized gentrification?

I applaud Richmond City Council for approving the creation of a committee to review the Navy Hill-Coliseum proposal. The project has been hailed by the city administration as a game-changing economic empowerment project, one that is immune from the potential, ...

City Councilman Michael J. Jones responds

The Free Press included in an article regarding City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto an implication that I might own residential property outside the city of Richmond.

What the world needs now

May all of us remember that God sent his son to show us how to make the world a better place.

Rep. Karen Bass new CBC chair

In January, the most ethnically and culturally diverse Congress in United States history will be seated. Among the historic “firsts,” the Congressional Black Caucus will exceed 50 members for the first time in its 47-year history and Rep. Karen Bass ...

‘Young, gifted and dead’

The gregarious 9-year-old Alabama girl was just that, a girl, a little girl, a brown-skinned baby girl with braids or, in one picture, a side ponytail. Her family described her as “bubbly,” but bubbles burst, sometimes in the worst way.

Christmas 2018

Happy Holidays!