Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Is the L.A. City Council overpaid?

Los Angeles businesswoman and City Council candidate Sheila Irani undoubtedly said what many Los Angeles residents have said, squawked and raged about for years when she bluntly said, “I frankly don’t think we’re worth that much.” The “we” is the Los Angeles City Council. Irani and several other City Council candidates said that if they Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Knight reinforces black thug image

First it was fallen rap mogul Suge Knight’s arrest for murder. Second the alleged murder took place in Compton. And third, it was rap. This is the perfect dysfunctional storm to get the tongues clucking again that Knight, rappers and, by extension, young black males are hopelessly ensnared in the thug life. At first glance, Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The Mr. Cub I remember

As a kid growing up on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, I loved baseball. But most blacks then didn’t love the Chicago Cubs. There were two reasons for that. The Cubs played at Wrigley Field on Chicago’s North Side and blacks almost literally took their lives in their hand walking or driving though the Read More…