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Stop enabling white supremacy

Most black folk might get offended if it is suggested that they are enablers to white supremacists. Yet, this enabling takes place every day.

A year of historic anniversaries

“It is not an overstatement to say that the destiny of the entire human race depends on what is going on in America today. This is a staggering reality to the rest of the world; they must feel like passengers ...

26 years and going strong

Next week marks the 26th anniversary of the Richmond Free Press.

Cold reality

In some quarters, T.K. Somanath and the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority that he leads would be considered slumlords. When radiator pipes began leaking in 12 of the buildings in the Creighton Court public housing community, forcing RRHA to turn ...

‘The school system cannot budget morality’

During my 12 years of basic education under segregated schools, churches, communities and city, the focus was on academics and the “it takes a village to raise a child” concept.

Residents should ‘no longer passively accept any bogus’ utility taxes

Re “Tax law change to affect city utility customers,” Free Press Dec. 28-30 edition: Many thanks to Free Press staff writer Jeremy M. Lazarus for breaking the story that the new tax law change should reduce the federal income tax ...

Reading in the new year

Former President Barack Obama was in the news on New Year’s Eve with the list of his favorite songs and books of 2017. Posting on his Facebook page, he wrote that he wanted to continue the tradition started during his ...

Mayor Stoney in review

We have been intrigued by the energy and chutzpah of Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney, who has just completed his first year in office.

Kudos to Free Press writer

Re “Questions, doubt about credibility of Rep. Robert C. Scott’s accuser,” Free Press Dec. 21-23 edition: Your article on Marsheri Reese Everson was on the money. Right now, most (national) journalists are afraid to question alleged “victims” in any way. ...

Taxpayers are being groped

Speaking of groping, why are our politicians continuing to allow powerful people in the corporate sector and elsewhere to obscenely grope our tax dollars?

Expression of thanks

The family of the late Rev. Curtis W. Harris sincerely appreciates the wealth of support we have received since the death of our beloved patriarch on Dec. 10. The visits, phone calls, tweets, Facebook expressions, food, flowers, cards and contributions ...

Civil rights groups push to open housing policy deliberations

Wherever you live or your household size, home is a special place where children are raised and memories are made. Owning a home is also the largest, single investment that most families make in a lifetime.

Kwanzaa, a balm in Gilead

The sickening sight of smug sycophantic Republicans celebrating the passage of their tax bill on the White House lawn was the Scrooge-like move to drop a lump of coal into the stockings of the 13 million Americans likely to lose ...

Ebenezer Scrooge and the ‘tax scam’

One of my favorite Christmas pastimes is looking through my television content guide, finding a scheduled airing of “A Christmas Carol” and tuning in to watch. I don’t know how many iterations of this movie classic have been made, but ...