Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: No controversy for the movie ‘Harriet’

The instant it was announced that a big-ticket Hollywood biopic would be made on famed 19th-Century anti-slavery liberator Harriet Tubman, it started. The “it” was variously that the film would be a whitewash, a historical distortion, demeaning exploitation and wildly inaccurate. In short, it was trashed before the first scene was shot as yet another Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

Knocking down L.A.’s outrageous rents

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT Los Angeles, Inglewood, Santa Monica, Culver City, West Hollywood and a few other cities locally have some kind of rent cap measure in place.  Now the state has stepped into the rent battle enacting its version of a rent cap. There are lots of caveats and qualifiers in these measures, but at Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Time for black ministers to end silence

On a recent Sunday, a small group of black activists and religious leaders stood in front of a local Los Angeles church. They issued a challenge to black ministers in Los Angeles. The challenge was to break their silence on the crisis problems that sledgehammer thousands of their congregants. Legions of those who sit in Read More…