Richmond Free Press

Richmond Free Press founder and publisher, Raymond H. Boone, dies

Raymond H. Boone, founder and publisher of the Richmond Free Press, died of pancreatic cancer June 3 at the age of 76.

Boone established himself during a long and distinguished journalism career as a watchdog for the interests of Richmond’s black citizens and stridently strengthened black press throughout the country.

“Richmond lost a crusading journalist … with the death of Ray Boone,” Sen. Timothy M. Kaine, D-Va., said on Twitter.