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President and the pandemic, by Glenn Ellis

Dear President Biden, It’s no secret to any of us that Black Americans have carried a disproportionate burden throughout every stage of the pandemic. As you undertake the daunting task of leading the efforts to lift all Americans out of ...

Changing Va.’s laws would honor the work of HIV advocates, by Deirdre Johnson

For more than 20 years, organizations around the country have commemorated National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as a moment to raise awareness, spark conversations and highlight the work being done to reduce HIV in Black communities.

When will workers get a break?, by Julianne Malveaux

Now that the impeachment trial of the 45th president is over, perhaps our legislators can turn their attention to working people, or more accurately, those who used to work and are now not working.

Black voters expect Biden to be bold, by Dr. Ron Daniels

During a campaign that was repeatedly rescued by Black voters, President Biden pledged to “Build Back Better.”

The heroes within us, by Oscar H. Blayton

Each February in schools across the nation, pictures of well-known Black historical figures are mounted on bulletin boards in commemoration of Black History Month.

The need for unity, by A. Peter Bailey

As we continue in Black History Month, those who consider themselves Malcolm-ites and those who consider themselves Martin-ites have too often talked the talk but not walked the walk when honoring the legacies of the two great warriors in the ...

Who pays price for death penalty?, by David P. Baugh

This week finds the Commonwealth of Virginia on the verge of eliminating the death penalty.

‘A lot left to be done’, by Ben Jealous

February is Black History Month — and Black people just made a whole lot of history.

Celebrating the Black Family, by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

At the opening of Black History Month, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, or ASALH, announces the 2021 Black History theme — “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.”

What will the Black community demand?, by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

America has what it voted for.

Healing a divided America, by Dr. Keith Magee

A white man strolled into an office, settled down in a leather chair and casually put his dirty boots on the desk in front of him.

Trump must be convicted and barred from holding future office, by Rep. A. Donald McEachin

On Jan. 6, the president of the United States incited a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, fueled by a mob that he urged via social media to come to Washington to “fight like hell” to “stop the steal” and ...

Movement for justice must not be silent, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

On Monday, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s 91st birthday. On Wednesday, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as president and vice president, promising change after a dark period of division.

Was insurrection an inside job? by Julianne Malveaux

If you watched the disgraceful invasion of the U.S. Capitol and the horrific destruction that took place on Jan. 6, you observed a legion of limited-intelligence, low-life louts.

For our own healing, by Daryl V. Fraser

On my mind that day were my New Year’s resolutions, the brilliance of Stacy Abrams, Georgia’s election results, Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor. Oh, yeah, and the insurrection.

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