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 ...

Pride, prejudice and government extortion

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

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.


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.

RRHA gets it right with Steven Nesmith

We look forward to seeing what Steven B. “Steve” Nesmith will do as the new chief executive officer of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

After much labor, city workers can bargain for better wages

Labor Day has mostly marked the end of summer in Richmond, a day off for most best known for pool parties and retail shopping sales. But this year, the national holiday celebrating worker contributions to American progress will have new ...

Will the winner break the house?

There are many ways to characterize Richmond politics: shrewd, calculating, personality-driven, or transactional are a few labels that come to mind.

A big deal

Let’s be clear. Your grocery bill won’t go down and your rent won’t drop because President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Action into law on Tuesday. But make no mistake, this legislation has all the earmarks of a big deal.

The business of being Black never ends

August is Black Business Month, and it’s safe to say that most Black business owners agree that running a business is a 12-month marathon.

Who’s manning Richmond City Jail?

For several weeks the Richmond Free Press has reported ongoing violence at Richmond’s City Jail.

How adults can avoid the summer slide

Most people are familiar with the summer slide, a term researchers use to describe what happens when grade-school students lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break.

City’s bargaining agreement deserves applause

An end to a long-fought battle appears imminent with the announcement that the City of Richmond is poised to approve a collective bargaining ordinance that will allow city employees to unionize.

Abortion in Virginia must be protected

If you are a Black or Brown woman who is pregnant, living in Virginia, and want the right to become a parent, congratulations.

Indoor basketball courts or outdoor courts? Why not both?

The advantages of indoor and outdoor basketball courts are fairly obvious.