Confronting racism

There was a time not too long ago when businesses in Richmond and across the South would call the police to arrest black people who sat down at lunch counters because they wanted to order. So we found a sad ...

Step up

We are greatly disappointed by Richmond City Council’s failure Monday night to approve a tax on cigarettes. The 80 cents per pack tax, proposed by Councilman Parker C. Agelasto, would have generated $5 million annually that would have been dedicated ...

A worthy state holiday

We are pleased by Virginia’s inaugural Barbara Johns Day, which will be observed on Monday, April 23. That is the day in 1951 that the 16-year-old activist led her fellow students on a walkout to protest the deplorable conditions at ...

Hurry, Mr. Mueller

The law is closing in on President Trump and he’s not happy.

Early mistake?

Richmond’s new schools superintendent, Jason Kamras, recently named five of the six top officials he is bringing in to be a part of his cabinet in running the city’s public school system.

The lessons

Memories of the life and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are flooding back this week as the national media and groups across the nation remember the young Baptist minister who died 50 years ago on April 4, 1968. ...

Our wish

Our Wish

Richmond love?

School shootings. A mad bomber.

The greater good

We are disappointed that Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s proposed 2018-2020 budget holds no more additional funds to fix up the city’s dilapidated schools than the revenue expected from a meals tax increase.

March for Our Lives

Two more people were hurt this week in the latest school shooting, this time at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Md.

March madness

A hearty congratulations to the John Marshall High School and Varina High School boys’ basketball state championship teams!

Keep the pressure on

We are encouraged and inspired by the activism of students in Metro Richmond and across the nation who staged school walkouts on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Valentine’s Day school massacre in Parkland, Fla., and to push federal ...

Street sign

This week, we honor the late Raymond H. Boone Sr. from whose vision and purpose the Richmond Free Press was born.

Having an impact

The latest proof that the activism of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is having an impact:

Settling the debt

Like a weed sprouting from the crack in a sidewalk, the truth always comes out. Take, for example, the rancid deal struck in 2012 by City Hall and the Washington NFL team for a Richmond training camp. City Council was ...