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2nd Street Festival: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

The fact is this festival has and continues to be owned and controlled by white people during most of its existence. This, for me, is a major problem because at no point has its owners envisioned, stated or promised that, ...

Why is the church silent on Confederate statues?

For months, a discussion has gone on about Confederate statues in Richmond, while in some cities, a few even in the South, those statues have been taken down.

Betting on the champion

A lot of people have won individual and team championships. Some have even set records. But there is one distinct difference between championships and records. Championships can never be taken away; records can be broken.

Confronting racism, patriarchy

Our nation was founded on the principles of racism and patriarchy. They are reflected in our very Constitution, where enslaved persons were counted as a fraction of a person and only men of property were allowed the right to vote. ...

Criminalizing poverty

Kalief Browder, a teenager who spent three harrowing years in a New York City jail on charges that eventually were dropped, took his own life as a result of the trauma he suffered.

Russian hackers targeted black community

The right to vote is a precious thing. More than simply permission to cast your ballot, it’s the right to make your voice heard and decide the direction of our country. To deny that right to someone is to silence ...

The right to vote is a precious thing. More than simply permission to cast your ballot, it’s the right to make your voice heard and decide the direction of our country. To deny that right to someone i

Two very talented African-American women — Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka — went out to play a game of tennis in the recent U.S. Open final. I’m sure each of them looked forward to a great game.

‘Why is he there?’

While driving my daughter to school, I was listening to CNN on the radio as some commentators discussed Bob Woodward’s latest book, “Fear: Trump in the White House.”

Prostate cancer: To screen or not

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and there are some important facts about prostate cancer that black men — and the women who love them — should know.

White House war against federal workers

The economy is doing well, crows the pugilist-in-chief, complaining that he doesn’t get enough credit for the things that he has done to “make America great again.”

Trump and violence

Is he serious? Does President Trump really think there will be “violence” from the left if Republicans lose control of Congress in the November midterm elections? Isn’t the whole point of winning an election to get what you want without ...

Kavanaugh and chaos

We are witnessing a magnitude of chaos and desperation rarely seen in Washington with the U.S. Senate hearings this week on President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Immigrants and politicizing grief

It’s not hard to imagine Mollie Tibbetts and Kate Steinle together in heaven, observing their lesser human brethren exploiting their deaths for political gain.

Virginia should ratify ERA

For women of color, inequity persists on two fronts — gender and race.

Brazile brings experience to Howard U.

Howard University, just blocks from the White House and Capitol Hill, announced Monday the appointment of influential political strategist Donna Brazile, former chair of the Democratic National Committee and the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton in her 2016 presidential run, ...

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