Oh ye of little faith

Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin and Attorney General Jason S. Miyares both profess to be men of Christian faith, which calls on adherents to be accepting of people no matter their status, resources or appearance. So why do they take such ...

Once more, America faces a reckoning, by Rev. Jesse Jackson

This country faces a reckoning. The question is whether we will come together or fall apart, move forward or descend toward a moral abyss. In this time of deep discord, of partisan divide, racial tension, extreme inequality, the outcome is ...

Who gets to play?, by Julianne Malveaux

As summer winds down, and folks start rushing back to school or work, the memories of their vacations perhaps sustain them when, after Labor Day, the business of fall quickly engulfs them. There’s that Gershwin song from Porgy & Bess, ...

Best in class

Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras announced in his weekly newsletter that Open High School and Richmond Community High School recently ranked as the No. 2 and No. 3 best high schools in Virginia, according to U.S. News and World ...

60 years after the March on Washington, please read Dr. King’s full ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, by Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan

It’s been 60 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. One of the most famous speeches in American history, it is named for its ...

Labor Day 2023: Celebrating the union difference and building tomorrow’s public service workforce, by Lee Saunders

As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day, it’s as exciting a time as any to be a part of a union. Working people are seeing what the union difference is all about, and they want to be a part of ...

Transparency and speaking truth to power

I am a 19-year veteran of the Richmond Fire Department and a candidate for the City of Richmond Personnel Board to represent the classified service. I have been closely following the narrative of the proposed burn building at Hickory Hill. ...

Back to school

Richmond area students are back in the classroom, a new experience for those of us who are used to public schools starting after labor Day.

Hurray for compromise

Good news. Virginia lawmakers are reportedly on the verge of a budget deal that would ensure increased funding for public schools and mental health services, while restoring a subsidy that will protect against a projected leap in health insurance premiums.

Georgia’s case against Donald Trump’s team shows the real crime — against voters, by Clarence Page

Are you the sort of aging baby boomer who can’t hear the opening notes of Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” without thinking of the Lone Ranger?

Racist attacks can’t hide lawlessness in Fulton County’s case against Trump, by Marc H. Morial

“With Trump, you don’t need to look for a dog whistle. It’s a bull horn when it comes to race. And I do think that’s deliberate. We’ve seen the — I mean, slanderous attacks that he has put out against ...

What’s in a name?

Richmond has gone to considerable expense to get rid of its public display of affection for its Confederate and slavery past.

Not a ‘brawl,’ but a vicious attack, by Julianne Malveaux

We need to watch our language.

Defend democracy, demand diversity, defeat poverty, by Marc H. Morial

“For more than 100 years, this organization has worked to bring our country together in coalition in the collective fight for the freedom, rights, and justice of all people. ... We know we have more work to do, being clear-eyed ...

Vaccines provide hope and care, by Bel-Kelly Russo

Seven years after my father passed, I recently experienced an unexpected emotion: Hope.