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Letters to the Editor

Kudos to the Free Press and to Bonnie Newman Davis

As someone who has known Bonnie Newman Davis through membership in the Virginia Professional Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, since — I think — the early 1980s, I know the Free Press will go onward and upward with her editorial ...

Mayor Stoney and city developers missing mark on Diamond District plans

For the past two decades, I have been outspoken about the city failing to carry out the wishes of Arthur Ashe to build an African-American museum honoring the legacy African-American athletic achievement by way of his well-researched classic book series, ...

Former governor’s behavior ‘baffles and confuses Black people’

In quoting the advice offered to me as a new member of the Richmond City Council in 1978, L. Douglas Wilder said to me, “There are no black issues, only issues that disproportionately affect Black people.”

Richmonders should help police stop violence

It seems that people are becoming numb to all of these killings in Richmond.

‘The government should not butt in’ on abortions

I am a 59-year-old woman who believes in life. I am against abortion, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a good reason for a woman to get an abortion.

State employee excoriates Virginia’s new return-to-the-workplace policy

I am underpaid, I am tired and I am frustrated.

Real issue behind mental illness is lack of support

During the past couple of years, there have been way too many celebrities, such as Naomi Judd, who have succumbed to mental illness. Having to see the accolades of those celebs who fought but lost the battle to their mental ...

Readers and officials react to the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion concerning the overturning of Roe v. Wade

People everywhere have silenced, discounted, disparaged and cursed women long enough. We are the ones who engender children. We are the ones who are so connected to those children that we suffer with them.

Speak out on transportation funding

The funding decisions local leaders make today impact our collective future. That’s why the Central Virginia Transportation Authority would like to hear from the public about a new proposed funding scenario that includes $276.4 million to improve the region’s bike, ...

Racism is taking over the Republican Party

There was a great deal of sympathy by white people for injustices toward Black people after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.

Exploitation of Africans, Africa

A recent Washington Post article, “Surge of international applicants at elite colleges,” reported that academic institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth, etc. have experienced a large increase in international applications to attend their institutions. Since ...

Save Adult Alternative Program to help former convicts

Re “Re-entry training program locked out of former school building,” Free Press April 7-9 edition:

Slow down in highway work zones

April 11-15 is National Work Zone Awareness Week.

America and her own oligarchs

Who are America’s oligarchs?

June 18: Non-spending day

Could you as an African/Black American refrain from spending money for one day?

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