Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Douglass’ question still hasn’t been answered

On July 5, 1852, the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Association expected a mild, polite discussion, and praise of the virtues of Independence Day from the leonine speaker with the shock of maimed hair. His speech would be topped by the standard denunciation of slavery. Instead, they got a speech that would rank as one of the Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: The black press keeps it real in the city of angels

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist America is freer and fairer because of the black press. That truth has been undeniable ever since the first edition of Freedom’s Journal was published nearly a half-century before the abolition of slavery. “Too long have others spoken for us,” its editors wrote in the first issue in March Read More…

Culver City Edition Lead Story West Edition

Panel discusses importance of Black History Month

CULVER CITY — “Black history is about inspiring the next generation,” fashion designer DaShaun Hightower said Feb. 15 during an in-depth conversation about Black History Month with Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson Jr. and others at the Macy’s store. Also taking part in the discussion were singer-songwriter Malynda Hale, Google executive Daraiha Greene and Read More…