Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: 50 years of change hasn’t been enough

Just about every other African American on my block in South L.A. during that chaotic second week in August 1965 knew the name Marquette Frye. His name would be emblazoned in history as the 21-year-old black motorist whose stop and arrest for drunk driving ignited what then was the largest mass civil disturbance in the Read More…

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

‘Black lives matter’ must become more than a clever slogan

I applaud the Black Lives Matter movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is as old as the republic — for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter — even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion Uncategorized

COMMUNITY REPORT: High-speed Internet access is essential to all Angelenos

Internet access is a human right. And not just for tech nerds — for everyone. There was a time, not so long ago, when that was a controversial opinion. Smart phones were unimaginable to those of us who were wowed by beepers. We associated the Internet with a long, frustrating dial-up process. Computers seemed pretty Read More…