Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Why we still need a Selma

One week after Alabama state troopers bludgeoned civil rights demonstrators on the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma on March 7, 1965, a visibly shaken Lyndon Johnson called for and addressed a joint session of Congress. His message was clear. His administration would pull out all stops to pass a voting rights bill, which was the Read More…

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

Global colonialism by any other name still smells as bad

As a child growing up in Africa, one of the first history lessons I learned was about leaders of anti-colonial struggles around the world. I read about Mahatma Gandhi, a tiny, bespectacled man in a homemade loincloth who brought down the British Empire in India without lifting a single weapon. I read about liberation struggles Read More…