Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Path that was closed 50 years ago still needs to be seen

Fifty years ago, our city was in flames. Some of you may remember the six days in August 1965 when nearly 35,000 people took to the streets, throwing bricks through windows, setting cars aflame and thrusting a community that had long suffered from poverty, crime and the indignities of institutional racism into the national spotlight. Read More…

Columnists Opinion Religion

PASTOR’S CORNER: God’s exalted word is best way to gauge political sincerity

Well, here we are again, right on the cusp of another presidential political campaign. It’s amazing how every four years a new crop of presidential-wannabes come out of the woodwork with rhetoric designed to convince us that he or she is the best candidate for the job. “Vote for me and I’ll set you free,” Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Lynch must file hate crime charge against Roof

The moment Dylann Roof massacred nine black churchgoers at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the usual debate flared up. That is whether the feds had reason and authority to press a hate crime prosecution against him. Pundits and legal experts gave the by now stock reasons why the feds have no, or at Read More…