Letters to the Editor

New governor’s policy is killing our kids

Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin used his wealth to purchase the job of Virginia’s governor and he also bought and paid for many Virginia parents.

Recognizing the real Dr. King

As we commemorate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let us remember all that he stood for and all that he fought against.

No more ‘bites of the apple’ on the Richmond casino

Re “Councilwoman Trammell takes steps toward 2nd referendum on city casino,” Free Press Jan. 13-15 edition:

Memories of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

As we experience the news of the homegoing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, we celebrate the life, love and legacy of a great theologian.

Tips to deal with holiday, post-holiday blues

Holiday depression, also called the “holiday blues,” is a real thing, and it can last long after the holidays. It affects 1 million people every year.

The people deserve the right to decide the fate of the Lee monument pedestal

Re “On the way out: Gov. Ralph S. Northam orders removal of 40-foot granite pedestal that held Confederate Robert E. Lee’s statue on Monument Avenue, and for the land to be turned over to the city,” Dec. 9-11 edition:

Waiting for Harriet Tubman to appear on U.S. currency

When are we supposed to get the Harriet Tubman $20 bill that we were promised by the Democrats a few years ago?

Kudos for collective bargaining efforts and approval

Re “REA wins victory giving city teachers, staff collective bargaining authority” and “Trammell to introduce collective bargaining ordinance at next City Council meeting,” Free Press Dec. 9-11 edition:

Give gift of Black history this year

During this gift-giving season, it’s very important that serious Black parents provide their children with at least one gift that either introduces them to or broadens their knowledge of Black history.

Addressing climate change is critical

I am a 16-year-old sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program at Henrico High School. Within the past few months, I have become more aware of the climate change crisis and the important global summit, COP26, held recently in Glasgow, Scotland, ...

Reflecting on Richmond’s rejection of a casino-resort

To the Richmond residents south of the James, it is with deep regret that the vote for a casino came in “no,” and it was due to no fault of yours.

For the greater good

The voters have spoken. And whether or not we like the outcome of the Nov. elections, we must abide by the voters’ decisions.

Toward a more just world

As the 2021 United Nations Climate Conference COP26 continues, we are unavoidably reminded of what is at stake in our world right now.

Richmond casino ‘will exploit Black families’

In our lives, it is rare to live, much less participate in, a watershed moment. But the Richmond casino referendum may be such a moment.

‘Preserve a woman’s right to choose’

Life is full of choices. From the decision to follow a particular faith to the adoption of a distinct world view, our civil liberties have been exercised since the conception of this nation. And with the new Texas abortion law ...