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Letters to the Editor

Trump and violence in Charlottesville

Having lived in Alabama, I can recall how former Gov. George Wallace used racist language to incite his white supremacist followers to violence.

‘We could only hope to live up to the words on the Reconciliation Statue’

In the bright sunlight, Richmond’s Reconciliation Statue, unveiled a decade ago by then-Gov. Tim Kaine and seen as an apology for this country’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, cast an appropriate shadow upon our sorrow. Hundreds of us gathered ...

Racist groups must be viewed as direct threat to national security

We are concerned about the white supremacist-organized domestic terrorist threat facing the United States. And we say to members of Congress, enough is enough. It is time to do something about it. These organized domestic terrorists and their leaders operate ...

How can we trust President Trump?

How can we trust President Trump?

‘Richmond could be a showpiece’

Re “‘Tear those statues down:’ Richmonders decry mayor’s plan to put Confederate statues ‘in context,’” Free Press June 29-July 1 edition:

1 vendor? ‘This is ridiculous!’

Re “Only 1 black-owned food vendor at NFL training camp,” Free Press July 27-29 edition: Only one black food vendor at the NFL training camp in Richmond? This is ridiculous!

‘Working democracy and … acts of humanity could save this city’

Re: Who’s running RPS superintendent search?” Free Press July 27-29 edition: I agree wholeheartedly with the Rev. Ben Campbell that we should welcome Richmond’s major corporate leaders who are willing to help our community solve its most pressing problems.

Stop police brutality

Police brutality is a jagged edged sword of pure evil and a deadly corruption deeply embedded in the troubled heart and soul of America.

RPS needs different approach for different results

Re “Poor conditions at George Mason Elementary fire up School Board,” Free Press July 20-22 edition: For the last half century, the Richmond School Board has always been headed by an educator with a Ph.D. Seemingly, each of these leaders ...

‘How would you feel if we demand all of your statues … and heritage be removed?’

Re “‘Tear those statues down:’ Richmonders decry mayor’s plan to put Confederate statues ‘ in context,’” Free Press June 29-July 1 edition:

Maggie Walker’s legacy ‘now lives forever’

Re “Honoring greatness: Statue of Richmond pioneer Maggie L. Walker unveiled to cheers at gateway to Jackson Ward,” Free Press July 20-22 edition:

HOME explains role in RRHA housing issue

Re “Prospect of home ownership escapes 70-year-old Randolph resident,” Free Press June 29-July 1 edition: The role of Housing Opportunities Made Equal in the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s scattered site process was to provide education and counseling. HOME is ...

Grammy winner, Prince tour manager credits ‘Tiger Tom’ Mitchell with his start

Re “Broadcast legend ‘Tiger Tom’ Mitchell dies,” Free Press July 13-15 edition: When my family moved to Richmond from up North in 1959, I was a somewhat naïve, pimply-faced kid at a segregated, all-white junior high school, with a budding ...

‘Placing markers with statues … will not fix this long-standing slap in the face’

Re “‘Tear those statues down:’ Richmonders decry mayor’s plan to put Confederate statues ‘in context,’” Free Press June 29-July 1 edition:

RRHA ‘missed a golden opportunity’ to help people become homeowners

Re “Prospect of home ownership escapes 70-year-old Randolph resident,” Free Press June 29-July 1 edition: I was appalled reading the Free Press front page story about Charlene Harris, the 70-year-old Randolph resident. Is the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s management ...