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Marching for accountability

I want to thank the Richmond Free Press for allowing your personnel to attend our Oct. 10 March for Accountability and thereby placing a photo of some of the marchers in your newspaper. However, the title given to the photo ...

We’re Americans, too!

Throughout #45’s campaign, he made a great issue about “Making America Great Again” and “America(ns) First.” Those who voted for him obviously believed him. Given his professed preeminence for everything American, it is reasonable to think that after a natural ...

What is a Black Identity Extremist?

While White men are beating Black men on the streets of Charlottesville, Va., while a lone White wolf is shooting people from the Mandalay Bay Hotel, while the word “terrorist” is hardly used to describe these men, the FBI, under ...

Gillespie’s biased ads offend voter

Dear Ed Gillespie, You are aiding and abetting in the type of repulsive politics that could make the Republican Party as notorious as the swastika.

Fake math fuels Trump’s lopsided, lousy tax reform

“Rightful taxation is the price of social order. In other words, it is that portion of the citizen’s property which he yields up to the government in order to provide for the protection of all the rest. It is not ...

When in doubt, blame Obama

“Bump stocks.” Hardly anyone had heard about them before they were found in the late Las Vegas sniper’s arsenal. Association with that massacre has made the devices, which can enable a semiautomatic rifle to fire almost as rapidly as a ...

How do they get away with it?

The New York Times was reporting well-known rumors and accusations when it broke the story Thursday that big-shot movie mogul and Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein allegedly had a long history of sexually harassing, abusing and victimizing countless women. But Mr. ...

Supporting educational choice for our children

Trice Edney News Wire/EducationPost.org We are two black men separated by 42 years in age. But we are bound by our collective rage about what is happening to our people.

Hugh Hefner’s ‘playboy’ legacy

Hugh Hefner’s death on Sept. 27 at age 91 brought to mind a special piece of history that we have in our house: A Braille edition of Playboy magazine.

Flag drenched in blood

I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up and put ...

Too late to complain about Confederate flag being co-opted

Many people do not know that the swastika is actually an ancient Sanskrit symbol denoting good luck and prosperity. It is sort of an ancient Indian-Asian four leaf clover. A lucky charm. A rabbit’s foot.

Speak up for environmental justice

Equity, understanding, morality and justice are at the foundation of any society. Unfortunately, here in the United States, society is being revisited by the more visible public manifestations of the systems of oppression that our country was built on.

Dick Gregory predicted chaos

For those who knew comedian-activist Dick Gregory, it’s no secret that we were best friends for a very long time. More than a year before he died, he told me — as I am sure he told many others — ...

Who’s in charge?

It seems the Richmond School Board has been taken down the rabbit hole of secrecy yet again. And Thomas E. “Tommy” Kranz, Richmond Public Schools’ interim superintendent, may have a starring role in the latest drama.

Trump: The hip-hop prez

Although they hardly could seem to be less alike sometimes, President Trump and people of color have had a love-hate relationship for nearly three decades.