Plan Launched to Rename Richmond’s Boulevard for Tennis Great Arthur Ashe, Jr.

By Jeremy Lazarus Special from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A new effort is underway to rename Richmond, Virginia’s Boulevard in honor of Richmond-born humanitarian and tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. Richmond City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray says she plans to introduce legislation in September to change the street’s name to Arthur Ashe Boulevard.…

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Charlottesville Struggles with Race, History and Survival

By Cash Michaels, NNPA Newswire Regional Correspondent CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—To say that Charlottesville, Va. held its collective breath on August 12th – the first anniversary of the deadly “Unite the Right” white supremacist violence a year ago that tragically took the life of Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old white anti-racist protestor, is an understatement. Virginia Gov. Ralph…

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Death Visits Once Again

By Hakim Abdul-Ali The cloud of death hovers around everything in life. It’s an evident reality that all living things and beings will experience sooner or later. I’ve been writing about this ever-present shadowy phenomenon from time-to-time as a reminder to myself, you and others that each moment in time that we’ve been given is…

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Conservative Nominee Tapped for Post in Kenya Gets Grilling from Dems

Democrats are challenging President Trump’s nominee from the Midwestern state of Illinois for the post of U.S. ambassador to Kenya. State Sen. Kyle McCarter’s conservative views run the gamut from opposition to gay rights, restrictions on immigration and locking up former Senator Hillary Clinton. A White House release said McCarter would be “Ambassador Extraordinary and…

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