Applause for Encore program

I hope that other surrounding counties and the City of Richmond are taking notice of the new program Henrico County is rolling out titled Encore, which was featured in the Free Press, March 2-4 edition.

More progress, please

2022 was a year of progress.

Full-time lawmakers?

Is it time for Virginia to drop the pretense that a part-time legislature can keep up with the pace of change?

Florida is latest battleground for war on education, by Svante Myrick

It’s been a few weeks since a mess started boiling over in Florida with the rollout of the new AP African-American Studies course, and no one involved is looking good: not the state Department of Education, not the College Board, ...

Courage, by Dr. E. Faye Williams

War is inhumane! War is madness! In a world of ra- tional thinkers, war should be unnecessary! Historically, war has been the exercise of national power, authority and autonomy in the circumstance of irreconcilable difference — or the reaction to ...

John Marshall High School basketball didn’t just get good; it’s been good for years

There has been a lot of talk about John Marshall High School lately. Some good and some bad. I stayed away because outsiders love opinions and never base things on facts. What lies behind those walls of a poorly unkept ...

One less Confederate symbol

Richmond resident Michael Sarahan is celebrating success for his two-year campaign to rid the city of one of its last two monuments to the slavery-defending Confederacy.

Who needs the KKK?

Step aside, white supremacists.

A moment in time

The Richmond Free Press extends its sincere congratulations to State Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan on her historic election as the first Black woman to represent Virginia in the U.S. Congress.

‘Lift every voice’ is for every voice, by Clarence Page

Some people suspect that Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” camp is barely a step away from “Make America White Again.” They found a lot of food for that thought in the MAGA world’s reaction to this year’s Super Bowl ...

Railroad safety extends beyond rails, by Ben Jealous

People around East Palestine, Ohio, have been warned not to run their vacuum cleaners.

A force for change

It’s not too unusual these days to read about young people who, rather than sit on the sidelines doing little to enact economic, political or social change, devote much of their lives to serving the public.

Black resistance to ignorance, by Julianne Malveaux

Each year the Association for the Study of African American Life and History sets a theme for Black History Month. This year the theme is Black Resistance. It is appropriate for a time such as this because it reflects the ...

Economic inequality places most risk for eviction on Black people, poor, by Charlene Crowell

For the first time in more than two decades of research, every state now has renters who are nearing a financial breaking point in housing affordability. New research released by Har- vard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), and Moody’s ...

Recent Free Press article ‘was not a forum for litigation or absolution’

In my conversations with Mr. Jeremy Lazarus that resulted in the Jan. 26-28 edition of the Richmond Free Press article, “It’s Complicated,” I believe that I was clear in stating that I became an Enrichmond board member in October of ...