Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The wrongful conviction dilemma

The Central Park 5 has been the textbook poster case for the one thing that has consistently and horribly racially disfigured America’s criminal justice system. That is the stain of wrongful convictions. The Central Park 5 have the happy and tragic distinction of being the most celebrated wrongfully convicted prisoners released from prison but in Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Trump keeps Tubman off the $20 bill

Euphoria reigned supreme among many on April 20, 2016, at the announcement by then-Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew that the front of the $20 bill would be redesigned and feature the face of black abolitionist icon Harriet Tubman. Tubman would move aside Andrew Jackson, whose face has been on the front of the bill since 1928. Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Ben Carson is still Trump’s guy

When word leaked out that President Donald Trump would appoint Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, no one seemed more taken aback than Carson. He publicly declared that he had no experience running a government agency. Many took this to mean that even Carson knew that he was way over his head Read More…