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Richmond, VA - Black Leaders Say They Forgive Northam

Published on: February 11, 2019 02:11 PM
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Richmond, VA - Some black clergy and community leaders say they forgive Gov. Ralph Northam for wearing blackface three decades ago and want to give him a second chance.

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Eight leaders held a news conference on the steps of the state Capitol on Monday. Northam has resisted widespread calls for his resignation after a racist photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook surfaced on Feb. 1.

Former Richmond City Councilman Henry “Chuck” Richardson says Northam is a “good and decent man” who has stood with African-Americans in the past.

For example, Richardson cited Northam’s call to remove Confederate statues from Richmond’s Monument Avenue.

Bernice Travers is president of a group that works to empower African-American voters. She says she’s asked the governor to meet with leaders to talk about how to move forward.



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 Feb 11, 2019 at 03:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Hallelujah !!!!

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 03:37 PM Esther Says:

Of course; he's a demo.

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 07:19 PM puppydogs Says:

Of course they do otherwise Fairfax one of their own would have to resign too

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 08:52 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

It seems clear that the Ruling Class of Virginia do not have anyone better to offer.

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 Feb 12, 2019 at 04:19 AM RobertS Says:

Forgiven only because he’s a Democrat. They would never forgive a Republican for the same offense.

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