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…

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

S.C. tragedy: Nine victims, one shooter, thousands to blame

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” — Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white supremacist high school dropout charged with the murder of nine black worshippers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last week, likely acted alone. But there are lots of people with Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Dolezal poses ugly challenge to America

In one fell swoop, former Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal managed to ignite furor over race, civil rights, civil rights organizations, leadership, integrity, reverse discrimination, media sensationalism, and even family squabbles. That is a quite a feat for one person who was almost totally unknown before the firestorm broke over her allegedly misrepresenting herself as Read More…