City budget, the high road

We are anxious to read the details of Richmond City Council’s proposed $746 million budget plan for 2019-2020, which is up for a final vote on Monday, May 13.

The ‘next big thing’

We congratulate singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams, whose creative genius, perseverance and open spirit led to the successful “Something in the Water” festival last weekend in Virginia Beach.

Congratulations, Mr. Robinson

Congratulations to Richmond’s own Rodney A. Robinson, who was named 2019 National Teacher of the Year! We believe Mr. Robinson, who successfully teaches students at the Virgie Binford Education Center in the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, has a story to ...

Thank you and goodbye

City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto has done the right thing by announcing he is stepping down from his seat representing the 5th District.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

The biggest victory

Congratulations to the new national basketball champions, the University of Virginia Cavaliers. After a series of heart-pounding, nail-biting games — including a tense, overtime victory in Monday night’s final — the Wahoos have brought home the NCAA men’s basketball trophy, ...

17th Street Farmers’ Market

Who should Richmond residents see about a partial refund of the $3.6 million in taxpayers’ dollars spent on what was supposed to be a rehab of the 17th Street Farmers’ Market?

The ghosts of truth

The allegations of sexual assault lodged against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax seem to follow him like unwelcomed ghosts. The latest appearance of these apparitions arose earlier this week in television interviews with Oprah’s bestie, Gayle King, that were ...

The Mueller report

Make no mistake: In no way has President Trump been vindicated by the Mueller report — at least not according to the scant, four-page letter released Sunday by U.S. Attorney General William Barr that allegedly outlines the conclusions of the ...

Speak truth to power

Last week, you signed a bill sponsored by Virginia Legislative Black Caucus chairman Delegate Lamont Bagby of Henrico to create a state African-American Advisory Board. According to the legislation, House Bill 2767, this 21-member board composed of citizen members — ...


Congratulations to the Virginia Union University Lady Panthers and the Virginia State University Trojans men’s basketball teams!

Parity and equity

Several searing events during the past two weeks have again raised serious questions about the lack of parity and equity in this nation.

The only plan on the table

Mayor Levar M. Stoney has presented what he calls a “bold” new budget to Richmond City Council that goes all in for greater investment in public schools and road and street improvements.

‘Something in the Water’

Planning to attend “Something in the Water,” the three-day music festival in late April spearheaded by Pharrell Williams in Virginia Beach? According to the latest reports, the cheapest tickets are sold out, along with most of the hotel rooms on ...

Herring and blackface

We listened to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s radio interview Monday on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU in Washington.