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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.

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.

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.

No one likes to be taken for granted, by David W. Marshall

Realignment and transformation throughout our nation’s political landscape is not new.

Trump making Black voter inroads. Why?, by Clarence Page

Reports that Donald Trump has made surprising gains among Black voters have raised understandable alarm among my Democratic-leaning friends.

Inflation, nutrition and reality, by Julianne Malveaux

Remember the parable of the blind men and the elephant? As each approached an elephant and tried to describe it, they came up with wildly disparate answers. One thought it a snake, another a tree, another a trunk. Because they ...

For one night, Biden was media master, by Clarence Page

Ah, such embarrassment. Presidential campaigns will always surprise you, but I didn’t expect Donald Trump, a tireless master of media, to be tripped up by his own social media platform.

Coming home, by Jennifer Robinson

Byrd Park was the place to be on warm Sunday afternoons in the 1980s. I was in high school and all of young, black Richmond gathered there. Picture the scene from Will Smith’s 1991 hit, “Summertime.”

State of Black America 2024, by Marc H. Morial

“We’re building an America where we recognize the inherent dignity of every single person, and where every American has the chance to live a life of purpose and meaning. This is my vision for the future.” — President Biden, 2024 ...

Fixing our broken drug pricing system, by Dr. Greg Gelburd

As a recently retired physician, I felt relief for patients across the commonwealth when Virginia legislators recently passed bipartisan measures, Senate Bill 274 and House Bill 570, to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. This board would be empowered to ...

Biden, Dems need to get message out now!, by Ben Jealous

Biden, Dems need to get their message out now! Spoiler alert! Donald Trump will be allowed to remain on the ballot this fall.

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