Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Honoring the legacy and lessons of black history

Black history is all of our history. Humanity itself rose from the continent of Africa. People of African descent were integral to the building of civilization, the founding of our nation and the establishment of this city. And the black American experience stirred consciences awake to the struggle for equality and justice around the world. Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Bernie Sanders must win the black vote

Here’s the big problem for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He will either win outright or make a powerful second-place showing in both the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 1. Why is that a problem? Simple, the wins will mean next to nothing. The two states are two of the whitest Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Time to tune out the ‘white Oscars’

Let’s talk about the only thing that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, that’s the group that picks the Oscar nominees and winners, understands: Dollars and cents. African-Americans spend more, in fact far more, dollars proportionately on Hollywood films than any other segment of the film-going public. Here’s the figures based on a Read More…