Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

Caribbean nation threatening eviction of ethnic Haitians

Racism is flaring its ugly head again on the island of Hispaniola, a Caribbean island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For decades, thousands of Haitians have crossed over into the more affluent Dominican Republic to seek better economic opportunities.  Over the years, some of these Haitians stayed, had families and made new lives Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Long Beach needs to rename school

At last count, there were 22 elementary schools in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri named after the top Confederate general Robert E. Lee. There’s a perverse logic to elementary schools in those states named after Lee. For more than a century, he was the South’s runaway hero and legendary icon. His superb Read More…

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

For many blacks, same-sex marriage has long row to hoe

Over a picture of two bearded, tuxedo-clad men kissing, a Nigerian-born acquaintance of mine posted on Facebook: “May I, my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren never be part of this abominable act.” A short piece that’s been particularly popular among English-speaking Africans on social media for months, reads: “You [whites] asked us to wear [suits] under Read More…