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RIP Ray Boone, Free Press Crusader, Believer and Gentleman

Raymond H. Boone, courtesy of the Richmond Free Press.
Raymond H. Boone (Photo courtesy of the Richmond Free Press).

MARK HOLMBERG, CBS 6 WTRV-TV

RICHMOND, Va. (CBS 6)— Ray Boone was a crusader for sure. You always knew where he stood on issues.

It was typically blasted across the front page of his Richmond Free Press newspaper in bold type.

“We don’t need to beat around the bush,” is how 70th District State Delegate Delores McQuinn summed up Boone’s bluntness. “He did not hold back.”

A sharp-dresser and typically slow on the drawl, Boone’s pen was fast, furious and right down in the trenches, frosting many pumpkins in the white community, and more than a few in the black community that he championed with great energy and dedication.

“They were the conscientious catalyst for the African-American community on the issues of social injustice, equality,” McQuinn said.

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