Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Facebook badly misfires on Farrakhan

“We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology.” Thus sayeth Facebook in announcing its crack down on hate mongers on its platforms. Two top white nationalist type agitators were mentioned as “dangerous” haters. I get that. Their inflammatory race baiting and anti-Semitic rhetoric has resulted in Read More…

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Struggling Crenshaw businesses receive operations grants

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer CRENSHAW — Chip Smith, co-owner of Harrison-Ross Mortuary, is smiling more this week. At a town hall rally earlier this month, Smith informed a group of local business owners that his business was floundering due to the construction of the Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail Line that has been blocking sidewalks from Read More…

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Crenshaw construction bad for business, owners say

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer CRENSHAW — The Harrison-Ross Funeral Home has been operating on Crenshaw Boulevard for more than 75 years. Lately, business hasn’t been so great. Round-the-clock construction to build the Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail Line is taking its toll on the funeral home and other local businesses. “They’ve closed off the main thoroughfare Read More…