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The Other Alexandria: Standing on Historical Land: James E. Henson, Esq.

After the end of the Civil War, George L. Seaton was commissioned by the Freedmen Bureau to build two schools for the education of Colored children.

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‘Flags for Heroes’ in Mount Vernon

Hundreds of flags on display through July 11.

A lone bagpiper stood among hundreds of American flags as the strains of Amazing Grace wafted through the air during the opening ceremony of the 3rd annual Flags for Heroes display June 28 at Cedar Knoll Restaurant along the George Washington Parkway.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Failing to Stem Impact of Covid-19 on Vulnerable

Even as many of our leaders emphasize reopening the economy, covid-19 cases in Virginia have fallen only by 50 percent, and Alexandria has more Covid-19 cases than most other jurisdictions in Virginia.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Missing the Obvious?

Michael Lee Pope's article on income gaps misses some obvious explanations. Many minorities are recent immigrants. Do we really expect them to step into jobs with incomes commensurate with Alexandria's 80% college-educated whites?

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Statues for Benedict Arnold

I'm a history buff and have read many books about the Civil War in order to understand events surrounding that tragedy.

Senior Services of Alexandria Welcomes New Board Members

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) welcomed 5 new board members at its virtual Annual Meeting on June 23, 2020.

Opinion: Commentary: Preventing the Callous in Young Black America

Growing up in Birmingham, AL, I recall playing in the basement of 16th Street Baptist Church. The same church that was bombed in 1963 by the KKK, killing four young Black girls and injuring dozens.

Opinion: Commentary: Virginia State Legislature Will Vote on Policing Reforms

The events of the last 60 days have been troubling for America and our community.

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T.C. Williams: What’s in a Name?

Efforts intensify to change name of T.C. Williams High School.

When the Disney movie “Remember the Titans” was released in 2000, it brought national attention to T.C. Williams High school. Starring Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, the movie shone a spotlight on the integration of Alexandria’s public high school and the 1971 undefeated season of its football team.

Alexandria Police Officer Charged with Assault and Battery for Unjustified Use of Force

Alexandria Police Officer Jonathan B. Griffin was arrested on the evening of June 30 and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, for the unjustified use of force while on duty.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Old Town Alexandria Traffic

Although we are gradually returning to normal, I regret to say that some “normal” things are still not acceptable, since the Alexandria City Council and the Police Department continue to ignore enforcing traffic and bicycle laws.

GOP Women of Alexandria Host Douglass Leadership Institute Chairman and State GOP Party Candidates

The Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club (CRWC) of Alexandria met via Zoom to discuss state party candidacies and the recent US Senate primary, and to hear a special guest speaker on African American conservatism.

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Reconsidering Police in Schools in Alexandria

School resource officers face new scrutiny during Black Lives Matter movement.

Earlier this year, rising senior Fina Osei-Owusu encountered a yelling crowd while walking the second floor B wing of T.C. Williams High School.

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‘It’s Been an Honor’: Trailblazing Judge Dawkins Retires After 26 Years

Nolan Dawkins grew up at a time when Alexandria segregated everything from water fountains to public schools. But he was determined to make a difference, becoming one of seven individuals to integrate George Washington High School in the 1960s, then distinguishing himself as an officer in Vietnam.

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Alexandria City Public Schools Serves 30,000 Meals Weekly to Children during Coronavirus

Five yellow school buses and two vans line up outside door 34 at T.C. Williams every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. for meal deliveries to Alexandria children.

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COVID-19: Not a Fair Fight in Alexandria

Regional perspective: pandemic exposes health inequality leading up to discrepancies in life expectancy.

In Alexandria, the Latinx population, which comprises 16.8 percent of the City, accounts for 55.5 percent of Alexandria’s positive cases of COVID-19.

Opinion: Commentary: Moving Forward: The Anatomy of Racism in our Everyday Lives

In the past few weeks, many people, especially African Americans, have had to reconcile what they have seen in witnessing the murder of George Floyd and that of their own experience. I am no exception.

Opinion: Commentary: Public Demands Changes, Not Studies and Delays

Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus Police Reform and Criminal Justice Equity Plan

The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor has awoken Americans and Virginians to long standing problems in policing in America.

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