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Editorials

Juneteenth

We are impressed by the scope of activities planned for Juneteenth and the great effort put forth by so many individuals and organizations to make a success of its first celebration as an official state holiday.

Hats off to graduates

We send hearty congratulations to Richmond Public Schools’ valedictorians, as well as all high school seniors in Richmond and the surrounding counties as they graduate this month.

Voting and protecting democracy

The voters have spoken.

Sports respite

Good for tennis star Naomi Osaka, 23, who put her mental health needs above the demands of Grand Slam organizers, media and spectators this week.

Vote on June 8

Tuesday, June 8, is primary day in Virginia.

Tulsa

As the nation turned its attention this week to the 100th anniversary of the horrific massacre of Black people in Tulsa, Okla., in 1921, we have two main thoughts:

On this Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who have died during the past year and a half from the pandemics of COVID-19 and police violence.

Criminal probe or probing a criminal

New York Attorney General Letitia James has turned up the heat on former President Trump, announcing Tuesday that her office has opened a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization.

Unexpected consequences

The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned some very harsh consequences for people and communities across the United States.

Let’s get it right

Richmonders have railed in recent years against the deplorable conditions in the city’s aged and decrepit school buildings where city public school students are expected to learn despite conditions that hinder education rather than foster it.

A danger still

Just because Donald Trump no longer occupies the Oval Office doesn’t mean he’s not a threat to America. He is.

To heal a city

The Richmond community continues to look for answers and solutions to the shocking multiple shooting that claimed the lives of Sharnez Hill, 30, and her 3-month-old daughter, Neziah, last week in the courtyard of a South Richmond apartment complex where ...

Denying our humanity

It has been more than 400 years since the first Black people arrived in Virginia on the shores of what would become the United States of America. And more than 400 years later, we are still fighting for recognition of ...

George Floyd

George Floyd

Police abuse redux

When will the police abuse and killing of Black people stop?

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