Prominent black leaders in Virginia want to give Governor Ralph Northam a second chance. For more than a week now, Governor Northam has come under fire locally and nationally for a racist photo that appeared on his 1984 yearbook page. Yesterday, the governor found some allies. Five prominent figures in the Commonwealth’s black community spoke in front of the state capitol calling to forgive Governor Northam. Former Richmond City councilman Richardson said rather than wallowing in a desire for revenge, we can use this as an opportunity to advance the cause of African Americans in this country.
Virginians it is time to have the real talk about race and racism with solutions to move forward as an inclusive America. I’m planning a Community Conversation with voters, community leaders and concerned citizens in the commonwealth. Stay viewing for more details.