Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Will blacks get treatment for opioid addiction?

There was mild surprise when the news hit that the opioid death rate among blacks is fast approaching that of whites. Surprise because the opioid epidemic has been framed almost universally as a crisis that has slammed mostly whites in rural and suburban areas. The operative words from moment one has been “epidemic” and “crisis” Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Was a black president black enough?

The single biggest gauge that blacks used to measure how much a black president was willing to do on a racial issue was how he dealt with the issues of mass incarceration and police violence. It took President Barack Obama some time and much care, knowing just how volatile the issue of crime and punishment, Read More…

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Eric Holder’s legacy stretches from Guantanamo to Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder strode in to a raucously triumphant welcome at Justice Department headquarters on cold, sunny February morning in 2009, less than a month after the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Hundreds of staffers packed the stairwells and hallways, cheering loudly as he made his way, as he called it, back home. This Read More…