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Letters to the Editor

Help available for restoration of voting rights

The midterm elections are just over a month away, and many Virginians still can’t take part in what is the most important part of the democratic process: Voting.

Rename Chesterfield roadway for MLK

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Time running out for Trump

President Trump must feel the noose tightening around his presidency. He must feel the heat from the Mueller investigation. With many of his cohorts taking plea deals and others pleading guilty, his time in the Oval Office is slowly coming ...

Nursing homes and understaffing

Many nursing homes overstate their staffing of nurses.

City committed to ‘open and fair competition’

Re “Shift in city procurement practice hurt black-owned businesses,” Free Press Sept. 13-15 edition: Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney and his administration are committed to ensuring open and fair competition for contracts with small, minority, local and emerging businesses.

Explanation, please

Re Column “Why is he there?” by Stephen Tillett, Free Press Sept. 13-15 edition:

Should Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School building be renovated?

If renovation of Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School is a viable alternative to what assuredly will be more expensive new construction, then my colleagues on the Richmond School Board should have considered — and can still consider — that as an option ...

Memories of the ‘Queen of Soul’

My most precious memory of the great Aretha Franklin occurred in the early 1970s when I was an associate editor of Ebony magazine and working in Johnson Publishing Co.’s New York office.

Finding our ‘moral center’

Our longest war has not been in Afghanistan. It has been the war waged against the American people by our politicians in Washington. They have steadily passed laws to make life a living hell for the American people while talking ...

Immigrants, Caucasians, Native Americans and ‘America as we know it’

At one time, this country was the home of those labeled Native Americans. Slowly, then rather viciously, this country became home to invading Europeans, many of them criminals, murderers, thieves, debtors and rapists — the rejects of their various countries ...

Help available for stutterers

For the student who stutters, the beginning of the school year is a time fraught with anxiety and doubt.

Are ‘we part of the problem or the solution?’

Re: Letters to the Editor on Carver Elementary School story: None of us should use any avenue to tear one another down. Like the Bible states, “Whoever among us that thinks that they are without sin, cast the first stone!”

Omarosa and coming back home

Omarosa Manigault Newman is taking the media by storm and captivating the nation with the tell-all revelations in her book, “Unhinged,” which provides insights into the machinations of the most reckless, ruinous, racist and retrograde administration in the history of ...

Carver Elementary’s ‘enemies are internal’

Re Letter to the editor, “Carver Elementary’s success became ‘a target on its back,’ ” Free Press Aug. 9-11 edition: Like many others, I could not have been more disappointed in the behavior of teachers and administrators over the Standards ...

Homeless services should be under one roof

According to state statistics, there were 1,394 homeless students in Richmond Public Schools in 2016-17. Chesterfield County and Henrico County had 715 and 986 homeless students, respectively.