Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Garcetti’s mid-term report card shines

There was a touchy moment for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti the day before the Los Angeles Police Commission was scheduled to announce its decision on whether the LAPD slaying of Ezell Ford in August 2014 was justified. In the days before the commission decision, Garcetti came under heavy fire for allegedly saying and doing Read More…

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

As Obama visits, Kenya to celebrate the fabled America

Some commentators have compared President Barack Obama’s planned trip to Kenya later this month to John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in June 1963. To be sure, this is not some feel-good trip. The president is visiting the East African country for a global entrepreneurship summit, but Kenyans can’t get over the fact that the Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: KKK skeletons in Los Angeles’s closet

They marched and rode in open flat-bed trucks in full Ku Klux Klan regalia. They were greeted with a mix of awe and admiration by many spectators. Meanwhile, police kept a respectful distance from the Klan paraders. The march and parade was not staged in a rural Alabama or Mississippi city or town. It was Read More…