The confounding case of O.J. Simpson

There are a lot of things in this country that can make some people reach their boiling point.

Discriminatory laws have driven Black voters from the polls, by Marc H. Morial

“If the United States wants to make good on its foundational claims of a democratic system of governance open to all citizens, it must find ways to close the racial turnout gap. Wider now than at any point in at ...

Better public understanding of domestic violence was the one silver lining from O.J. Simpson’s fall, by Clarence Page

Has the search for Nicole Simpson’s “real killer” officially ended? Not that I expected to find out more than we already know. The leading suspect in the slaying of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman continued to ...

A new deal

The Richmond city government is pushing the idea of using special revenue bonds to finance the new Diamond Stadium and the first phase of infrastructure work in the Diamond District.

Let’s show up and show out

Members and supporters of the Save Community Hospital Work Group remain vigilant in their quest to have Virginia Union University officials publicly declare that the historically Black university will not demolish the former hospital on Overbrook Road.

Deriding DEI is the right’s attempt at a polite way to attack civil rights, by Clarence Page

“DEI mayor.” That’s how a troll on X, formerly Twitter, labeled a news clip of Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott delivering an update on the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after it was struck by a massive cargo ship. ...

In April, honor memories and seek reforms, by Thomas P. Kapsidelis

Spring ought to be a time of relief and promise. The days are longer and seemingly a bit sunnier, and the end of the school year is around the corner — and with it, the hopes of graduation days ahead.

Mail delays leave Richmonders in the dark

In some Richmond-area neighborhoods, residents have grown accustomed to having their mail delivered around 10 p.m. or later.

Newest anti-homelessness project builds on strong efforts statewide, by Roger Chesley

Nonprofit officials in Roanoke recently refurbished a former motel, transforming the units into permanent housing for the homeless.

Census forms are changing again — because we are, by Clarence Page

On his HBO show “Real Time,” comedian Bill Maher recently went after Democrats for “pandering” to minority groups for votes.

Former VUU presidents ensured buildings’ preservation

I write as an alumna of Virginia Union University to encourage the preservation and reuse of the former Richmond Community Hospital.

Easter like Sunday morning

As we approach the second quarter of the year, kudos to those of you who adhered to Jan. 1 vows to lose weight, eat healthier meals and exercise more regularly.

The humanities and HBCUs, by Yahusef Medina

Last month, as we commemorated another year of Black history, I found myself reflecting on two prominent themes in the life and legacy of Carter Godwin Woodson, pioneer of Black History Month, who was born in Buckingham County, Va.

The ridiculous retiring Republicans, by Julianne Malveaux

Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson needed Democrats to narrowly avert the government shutdown that loomed if Congressional budget legislation was not passed by Saturday, March 23. Many Republicans did not vote for the budget legislation; Democrats saved the day.

A tone-deaf attack on diversity at a university first built by the enslaved, by Bob Lewis

Posts began popping up in my social media feeds a couple of weeks ago from friends in my demographic: white, male and old enough to know better.