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 Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

Silence on slavery in Mauritania is tragic, deafening

  Moulkheir Mint Yarba’s slave master raped her, impregnating her. Yarba gave birth to a girl. During the day, she would leave the baby at home to venture into the Sahara — which takes up much of rural Mauritania, an impoverished country in northwest Africa — to tend her master’s goats. One day, she returned Read More…