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What a week. From failing test scores to another vigil for a young Black person to yet another police chief’s resignation. So much bad news within just a few days leaves many of us cynical, fearful, speechless and definitely exhausted.

Better wages for low-wage workers at tipping point, by Clarence Page

As our pre-pandemic way of life struggles to make a come- back—which I, for one, am rooting for it to do—one tradition that I greet with mixed emotions is my personal subsidy to low-wage workers. I’m talking about tipping.

‘When someone shows you who they are, believe them’, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

In this campaign season, I am reminded of the fable of the scorpion and the frog.

Halloween, Hype and Herschel

Halloween is just around the corner but many among us have been up to the same old tricks all year long, particularly in terms of politics.

Alabama’s defense of racially-gerrymandered districts defies logic, by Marc H. Morial

In its zeal to defend the racially discriminatory congressional districts state legislators created to dilute the political participation of their Black constituents, Alabama is making a mockery of the Constitution.

Calling out global anti-Blackness, by Julianne Malveaux

In Los Angeles, City Council President Nury Martinez resigned both her council presidency and later her seat after someone leaked vile racist sentiments that she shared with members of a Latinx cabal that included other council members, Kevin de Leon ...

Police Chief Gerald Smith issues statement on weekend gun violence

The Richmond Police Department worked throughout the weekend following up on numerous leads and investi-

Profits marginalize Black patients

Good health is our greatest asset.

Unite to defend Black vote now, by Ben Jealous

Right before our last national elections in 2020, thousands of Black voters in Detroit got a call from someone posing as a woman named “Tamika Taylor.” She warned them that if they voted, the government would collect their personal information ...

DeSantis embraces ‘left-wing stuff’, by Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

As extreme weather caused floods in Kentucky, collapse of the water system in Jackson, Miss., and the savage destruction of Central Florida—to say nothing of fires and drought and a growing water shortage in the West—we ought to agree on ...

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.”