Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The other Jackie Robinson story

The universally recognized and celebrated defining moment in Jackie Robinson’s life is the moment that he stepped into the batter’s box at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn on April 15, 1947. That Robinson attained immortality by breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. The annual rite of sports passage in the decades since is to Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: California matters in Democratic race

The recent USC Dornside/Los Angeles Times statewide poll that headlined that Hillary Clinton is coasting in California is terribly misleading. Buried in the fine print of the poll is that Clinton’s lead over Bernie Sanders among Democrats and independents was only eight percentage points. The poll was taken before Sanders sweep of the Washington, Alaska Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Trump’s African-American outreach campaign

It was one for the books. The sight of an African-American viciously assaulting a Donald Trump protester at a Tucson campaign rally. The sight drew gasps and lots of expressions of puzzlement and disbelief. The assault came a few weeks after Trump’s photo-op meeting with some black ministers. He has also gotten some endorsements from Read More…