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There’s no place like a home that’s affordable

Finding affordable housing in the Richmond market is a real challenge for many. A study of the Richmond market has found housing in 75 percent of the city is too expensive for a majority of families with household incomes below ...

A question of justice, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

In 1838, in a shameful chapter of American history, U.S. forces under Gen. Winfield Scott forced tens of thousands of Cherokee Indians – one of the “Five Civilized Tribes” that had embraced the customs and language of white settlers – ...

Black wombs matter: ‘Aftershock’, by Julianne Malveaux

Did you know that Black women are three or four times more likely to die from childbirth complications than white women? Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), who heads the Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain trust, said the data are more dire ...

‘Modern-day segregationism hypocrisy’

When Thomas C. Williams was shown to be a mid-1800s slaveowner, as well as helping to set up the regulation of faculty at the University of Richmond, Mr. Williams was essentially disavowed after the university rechristened its T.C.Williams Law School ...

Pride, prejudice and government extortion

Literary great Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

Henrico County voters and the $511.4M question, by Brandon Hinton

Serving 340,000 people at the local government level can be a challenge. Differing populations can yield differing expectations when it comes to public services. In Henrico County, this is entirely expected – and also wholly wel- comed. While decisions made ...

Exploiting the vulnerable for political advantage, by Ben Jealous

There is always a new low for Trump Republicans. And that is pretty frightening.

Black-owned businesses and The Diamond

Richmond has long been home to thriving Black businesses and it is exciting to know that the future looks bright for several such enterprises that have been tapped to help develop the new Diamond District on the city’s North Side.

Book bans attack freedom to read, teach and learn, by Ben Jealous

Truth is a threat to authoritarianism. Reading is a path to truth. That’s why the freedom to read is essential to the freedom to learn. And that’s why the freedom to learn is often attacked by those who abuse power ...

The global evils of predatory capitalism, by Julianne Malveaux

The world continues to mourn the demise of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II, the long-serving monarch who died Sept. 8. I am sorry that her family endured her loss, as have many of our families.

Dismaying

Along with many in this city, we are upset that Tynashia Humphrey’s life was cut short.

A big deal

Join us in congratulating Mayor Levar M. Stoney and the City Hall team for the Diamond District deal.

Redistricting is voter suppression too, by Ben Jealous

When Charles Diggs, Jr. won election to Congress in Michigan’s 13th District in 1954, he launched nearly seven decades in which the city of Detroit had at least one Black member of Congress.

‘Quiet quitting’ is not just for ‘silly season’, by Clarence Page

Just as I was wondering whether various crises were coming too fast to allow our usual “silly season” of oddball late summer news, an appropriately weird-sounding social trend popped up on social networks and intriguingly struck a nerve. It’s called ...

Queen Elizabeth’s death rituals reflect ‘dynasties of inbred’ rich people

Mourning of Queen Elizabeth in England betrays a singular lack of understanding of monarchy’s regressive effect on world history.

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