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Letters to the Editor

VCU’s error is chance to ‘help make dreams become a reality’

I am writing in response to an article printed in the January 5-7, 2023, edition of the Free Press, “VCU applicants receive incorrect acceptance letters.”

VUU: ‘Changes will enable the university to continue’ its progress

Virginia Union University continues its march to be best-in-class among HBCUs in the United states — and we are taking additional steps to accelerate our progress.

Richmond’s homeless population deserves better

Thank you for the very detailed information you provided in the Dec. 29-31,2022 edition of the Richmond Free Press concerning the homeless entitled “Why?”

Trump should ‘study politics no more’

Kudos to the January 6 House Committee for the outstanding work they did the last 18 months on investigating the Donald Trump-incited insurrection.

We will always be proud ‘Wildcats’

I always enjoy reading the “Personality” profile each week in the Richmond Free Press. I was shocked to see the Armstrong High School mascot referred to as a “Spartan” in the Richmond Free Press Nov. 24-26 edition.

Justice for Donovon Lynch

The members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus want to reaffirm that justice must be done for Donovon Lynch — who should still be alive today. Donovon was tragically shot and killed by a Virginia Beach police officer nearly two ...

A personal memory speaks to the character of A. Donald McEachin

In the fall of 1996, I, along with LaWanda Lochart, Ermajean Booker and Sara Arthur, were facilitators of the “Law Related Education” program of the Richmond Juvenile Court, an eight-session course for at-risk youths, the successfull attendance of which helped ...

Sheriff’s authority is ‘completely separate from mine as commonwealth’s attorney’

As a longtime reader and supporter of the Free Press, it is disheartening to see the author of this article (Nov. 23-26 edition), Mr. Jeremy Lazarus, so flagrantly violate the journalistic ethics that the Free Press exemplified under the leadership ...

VLBC rejects ‘whitewash’ of state’s school curriculum

The members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) write to condemn and reject the revised draft Virginia History and Social Science standards of learning proposed last Friday by the Governor’s Administration. The members of the VLBC have deep concerns ...

Birds of a feather flock together

Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s true beliefs and positions are infamously hard to pin down. After all, Gov. Youngkin’s ability to say one thing while dog-whistling another is what got him elected governor of Virginia. For those of us interested in uncovering ...

Have a heart

In the Richmond Free Press Nov. 3-5 edition there was an article about sheltering the homeless. Thanks goes out to Rhonda Sneed and her organization for working 10 to 14 hours a day delivering food, blankets and clothes to the ...

‘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 ...

Queen Elizabeth’s death rituals reflect ‘dynasties of inbred’ rich people

Mourning of Queen Elizabeth in England betrays a singular lack of understanding of monarchy’s regressive effect on world history.

Legislation involving hate speech, misinformation not to be taken lightly

This fall, the United States Senate plans to vote on the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. While everyone agrees regulation is needed in regard to the tech industry, we, however, should not downplay some very legitimate concerns about problematic ...

No one person is to blame for RPS low test scores

As a product of Richmond Public Schools some 60 years ago, I was very disheartened to hear the news reporting how many children failed the SOL's this past school year.

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