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OPINION — Several African-Americans served in the General Assembly after the Civil War

The Civil War had ended and the United States of America was in turmoil. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. ... Read more

1 week ago by Judy Moore.

OPINION — The history of the Hawaiian language

The Hawaiian language is as exotic as the people who speak it. The Hawaiian alphabet or ka pi’apa Hawai’i is used to write words in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Judy Moore.

OPINION — Dreaming of a trip to Hawaii

Aloha in paradise. Those words conjure up feelings of love, culture and a people who celebrate their rich heritage. Of the 10 places I want ... Read more

1 month ago by Judy Moore.

OPINION — Amazingly, parole board investigation turns up nothing

With great shock and amazement, I write to tell you that, after a few weeks study which concluded that “there was nothing to worry about ... Read more

1 month ago by Frank Ruff.

OPINION — Virginia’s community colleges bring unparalleled value

For the fourth year in a row, tuition at Southside Virginia Community College will remain unchanged. The State Board for Community Colleges made the decision ... Read more

1 month ago by Quentin Johnson.

OPINION — Growing up under Jim Crow rules

Being a Black man in this country has always been hazardous to a man’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being . When you are constantly being ... Read more

1 month ago by Yemaja Jubilee.

OPINION — The founding fathers were far from perfect

While perfect is what we should all work toward in everything we do, seldom do we reach that goal every time. There has been only ... Read more

1 month ago by Frank Ruff.

OPINION — Salt is an important part of Virginia’s history

Pass the salt. We use salt on a daily basis. It’s used to season our food and, when necessary, to help soothe a sore throat. ... Read more

2 months ago by Judy Moore.

OPINION — Biden’s tax plan will hurt the economy

In Washington, President Joe Biden is patting himself on his back for his plans to raise your taxes. During his campaign last year, he repeatedly ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff.

OPINION — Jemison helped pave a way to the stars

Space, the final frontier. These words were never more true than for Mae Jemison. I’m amazed at the boundless energy this woman has. Her versatility ... Read more

2 months ago by Judy Moore.

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