Hero or goat?

Richmond schools Superintendent Dana T. Bedden had an $8.3 million secret that popped out recently — that $8.3 million sits in an “unassigned fund balance” for Richmond Public Schools.

Thirst for history, truth

Next week, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will celebrate the six-month mark since its opening in September.

Trump’s alternative facts

We all should be familiar by now with the way President Trump views the world and the “alternative facts” he seeks to spread through his ministers of misinformation, Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.


President Trump proved once again that he suffers from delusions. This time, he believes that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential campaign.

Grave parity

We were heartened by Free Press staff writer Jeremy M. Lazarus’ front page report published in the Feb. 23-25 edition on the Virginia General Assembly approving funds to maintain gravesites in East End and Evergreen cemeteries.

Dollars and sense

Mayor Levar M. Stoney and the Richmond City Council may find themselves trying to make bricks without straw this year.


Don’t let President Trump fool you. Sure, he met with presidents of historically black colleges and universities earlier this week. But what really is the result of the meeting?

Unvarnished truth

There’s a tendency when people retire or die for their good deeds to be overinflated, covering up the flaws, missteps or poor choices in their lives or careers.

Life’s lessons

Life is full of lessons, as we all learn, no matter how long we live or how far or high we may go. Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney learned a big one this week with Steven Hammond Jr., a felon ...

Our children, our future

We welcome to Richmond the scores of educators from as far away as New Jersey and Ohio who are expected for the Teachers of Color Summit that is underway through Saturday in Downtown.

No integrity

We are starting to see what grows from the seeds of dishonesty and deceit sown by the Trump campaign and subsequent administration.

What’s at stake

Our spirits are heavy with the Trump victories this week that put Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Betsy DeVos in the critical roles of U.S. attorney general and U.S. secretary of education, respectively. The fight for civil rights, voting ...

Remembering Raymond H. Boone

Richmond Free Press Founder and Editor Feb. 2, 1938 – June 3, 2014

Resistance is power

Since taking office two weeks ago, President Donald Trump has proven day in and day out why he is unfit to hold office. Since Jan. 20, he has thrown America into a state of chaos with half-baked executive orders and ...

For shame

Just because something is legal doesn’t make it right.