Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Can Cosby claim he’s racially targeted?

Disgraced entertainer Bill Cosby did the predictable when he screamed there was racial bias in the jury selection in his scheduled trial. It wasn’t the first time Cosby screamed racial foul play. He did it when he claimed there was a racial motive behind the dozens of women who claimed he drugged, raped and sexually Read More…

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Black Lives Matter: New crusade or sequel to ‘60s?

What a difference a few years can make. Black Lives Matter, which began in 2013 as a reaction to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman, has quickly evolved into an umbrella group for modern-day black activism and racial justice movements in general. From California to the Midwest to the east coast, rallies and Read More…

National & World News Obituaries

Longtime activist praised for devotion to civil rights

WASHINGTON – (NNPA) – He was being remembered this week as a powerful political strategist, a cool and charismatic intellectual and a trailblazing civil and human rights activist.  But most of all, he was being honored as a hero, a brother and a friend. Julian Bond, former chair of the NAACP and founding member of Read More…