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 Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Not enough has changed in 50 years

A couple of friends and I stood transfixed with hundreds of others on the corner several blocks from my house in South L.A. watching what seemed like a horrid page out of “Dante’s Inferno.” But this wasn’t the classic writer’s epic poem. This was real life. Liquor stores, a laundromat, and two cleaners blazed away. Read More…