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 ...

A child shall lead them

We are transfixed by the passion and activism of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla.

No deal

We understand the need for compromise, but we believe Democratic Gov. Ralph S. Northam caved to the Republicans when he struck a deal last week with GOP House Speaker Kirk Cox.

Meals tax redux

We applaud the Richmond City Council for approving the city meals tax hike. We heard the anguish — and the urgency — from people on both sides of the meals tax debate who spoke at Monday night’s City Council meeting. ...

A display of illness

Move over Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un. President Trump wants to show you up. Our ego-driven president wants to have a military parade showing off American might — tanks, planes, rockets, weapons and soldiers in step.

Let the journey begin

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” — Chinese proverb The task to improve the long-neglected, decrepit buildings in which we expect Richmond’s 24,000 public schools students to learn is a daunting one.

The power of protests

For those of us who grew up during the marches, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s and 1970s, we’re used to large, noisy crowds of people hitting the streets and sidewalks to create awareness and change on a whole range ...

Get busy or get out of the way

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has taken a giant step toward accountability this week with the resignation Sunday of its chief executive, T.K. Somanath.

The death of a giant

We have lost a giant with the death this week of Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. The 88-year-old Dr. Walker, who was in an assisted living facility in Chester, served as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s chief of staff, strategizing and ...

Virginia hope

We give high marks to Virginia’s newly inaugurated governor, Dr. Ralph S. Northam. The pediatric neurosurgeon and his Democratic team of Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax and Attorney General Mark R. Herring stepped into the limelight and their important posts ...

26 years and going strong

Next week marks the 26th anniversary of the Richmond Free Press.